Lucky escape for Hallowe’en clubbers

A number of people were lucky to escape uninjured on Hallowe’en night, after fireworks and bangers were fired in the town centre.

A number of people were lucky to escape uninjured on Hallowe’en night, after fireworks and bangers were fired in the town centre.

The incident happened on Earl Street around 3am in the morning.

Hundreds of people were out clubbing during the night, as many clubs and pubs around the town held fancy dress themed nights.

As partygoers left the clubs, a small number of people started throwing fireworks and bangers around the street.

One eyewitness told the Dundalk Democrat this week, “It was very scary.

“As usual when everywhere shuts down, people leave and they generally wait around Earl Street for a taxi.

“Myself and a few friends were just standing around waiting for our taxi to come when these bangers started being thrown.

“It was very dangerous, there were hundreds of people out on the street.

“People are lucky not to have been injured,” the witness added.

Overall, it seems that the Halloween festivities went very well, with few incidents occurring.

The local fire service had to deal with a rubbish fire in Dromiskin at 1am in the morning.

A half-hour later, the fire bridge was called to a fire at the Dromiskin graveyard.

Meanwhile, Gardai made a small number of public order arrests and firework seizures.

“It was a quiet enough Hallowe’en, which is good news,” a Garda spokesperson said, “It seems that operation tombola regarding fireworks was a success.”