A FESTIVAL atmosphere is set to bring Arklow's town centre alive this Halloween thanks to a new imitative between Cairde le Cheile and members of the local business community.
The committee, the name of which translates as 'friends together' was formed in 2005 to promote social inclusion for all sections of the community and to encourage artistic, sporting and voluntary endeavours in the town.
Each year Cairde le Cheile runs a successful festival which provides a wonderful opportunity for many cultures and nationalities to be represented.
As part of the festival, local community groups get the chance to participate in an information day to spread the word about what they do.
The proposed Halloween Mardi gras is expected to open up Arklow for a fun family event which young and old will enjoy. Organisers say that they aim to bring vibrancy and celebration to the main street and to encourage all ages to don their fancy dress costumes and get into the spooky Halloween spirit.
In addition to a kid's parade, the mardi gras will include a fancy dress comm. Who would like to get in touch with the Cairde le Cheile committee can do so by calling 0402 91770.