Derry City & Strabane - Currynierin’s Sea Creatures to debut at this year’s Halloween Carnival




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Currynierin’s Sea Creatures to debut at this year’s Halloween Carnival

26 October 2022
After a long three-year wait, the famous Halloween Carnival Parade will return to the streets of Derry and entertain us once again, like never before.
Organised by the North West Carnival initiative, the Carnival Parade brings together the immense number of community groups and schools across the entire city and district in one jaw-dropping performance. 2022’s theme of the 9th Wave will reawaken the river Gods for a fearsome display of magic and mayhem led by some of the spookiest and scariest spirits of the deep.
This year will be the first year in a long time that the Currynierin Youth Group will take part in the famous Halloween Parade, and they are thrilled to do so.
The young group, which is made up of around ten children aged from ten years old and up, are delighted to be a part of this year’s festival and have been working very hard on their costumes and props.
Gretta Donaghy, a Support Worker at the Currynierin Youth Group, said the idea to get involved with the parade has been going on for a while, and they’re really happy to be finally taking part in this year’s carnival.
“All the children are really excited for the carnival as they really love their arts and crafts, and they all love Halloween and dressing up. We have hosted two Halloween workshops here in the centre, to make the props for the parade and the children just loved it. They are so excited to be involved in the biggest Halloween festival in Europe.”
The theme of the Currynierin Youth Group is Scary Sea Creatures in line with the overall theme of the Ninth Wave, and the children have been working hard at a number of designated workshops ahead of the big festivities on Monday night.  
The carnival will start and end in the Council offices car park on Strand Road, and will take in the entire Quay, giving everyone a chance to take in the spooktactular scenes.
You can see the North West Carnival Initiative at the Derry Halloween Carnival Parade at 7pm on Halloween night, ahead of the spectacular fireworks finale at 8pm.
Derry Halloween is delivered by Derry City and Strabane District Council with support from Tourism NI, The Executive Office and the NW Development Office. Further details of the programme will be announced in the coming days and you can follow all the developments on the Derry Halloween social media channels and at