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Halloween 2015 (In photos)

Published 01/11/2015

Brendan and Aine Doherty at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Brendan and Aine Doherty at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Pictured at a fireworks display Jolene and Francis Burns from Belfast. Pic:Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Spectators watching the fireworks display at Titanic Belfast. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Spectators watching the fireworks display at Titanic Belfast. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The fireworks display at Titanic Belfast. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Roisin Ni Eaghra at the fireworks display at Titanic Belfast. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Fireworks explode over the River Foyle in Londonderry. Pic: Martin McKeown/Inpresspics.com.
Fire throwers entertain the crowds at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Crowds at the Monster Mash Halloween fireworks display at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Live music at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic By Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
An octopus clad dancer at Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Obe of the mermaids who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the people who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Councillor Elisha McCallion and her son Daithi at Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Jonah Atos from Kabalikat North West who was one of the jelly fish at Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
The haunted galleon which rose over the at Derry City and Strabane District Council's the Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Some of the people who watched Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Spectators at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
A River God at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the dancers at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the characters at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
The River Gods who emerged from the Foyle at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
The River Gods who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the groups who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Fish float their way round the city centre at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the people who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
One of the Vikings who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
The Riversaurus at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Destined who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Jonah Atos from Kabalikat North West who was one of the jelly fish at Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Halloween Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture: Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Children who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Hallowe'en Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Members of Solus and the Mayor, councillor Elisha McCallion, who took part in Derry City and Strabane District Council's Rise of the River Gods Hallowe'en Carnival parade in Londonderry. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Crowds at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Crowds at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Crowds at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Monsters at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic By Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Crowds arrive for the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic By Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
The Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
The Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Jacinta and David Kelly celebrate at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.
Crowds at the Monster Mash at Titanic Belfast. Pic: Paul Moane / Aurora PA.

Halloween celebrations climaxed with a colourful firework crescendo across Northern Ireland last night.

Cities and towns across the province were thronged with revellers as fancy dress parades and pyrotechnic displays marked the end of a week of spooktacular celebrations.

In Belfast thousands, young and old, flocked to the Titanic Slipways for the annual Monster Mash event.

There was a carnival rock theme with many revellers dressed in exotic garb to watch street theatre, live music and fire jugglers.

A thunderous 15-minute fireworks finale on the shores of Belfast Lough saw hundreds of rockets burst over the city to a classic rock soundtrack.

Meanwhile, in Derry city one of the largest Halloween carnivals in Europe meandered through the city with the pavements packed with spectators.

The city has earned a reputation as one of the best Holloween destinations in Ireland and they didn’t disappoint.

A river gods and sea creatures themed parade marked the end of the five-day Banks of the Foyle Halloween Festival, drawing some of the largest Halloween crowds in Northern Ireland.

The night culminated in an epic fireworks display on the banks of the River Foyle.

There were similar events across the province as towns and villages put on their own their own frightening festivities.

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