Halloween horror show attracts hundreds to Fitzpatricks

Martin Grant

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Martin Grant

Spot the real ones  Staff at Fitzpatrick,s with some of the Halloween Display  at their premises on the  Carlingford road
The owner of Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant “cannot believe” the positive reaction from the public regarding their spooky Halloween decorations in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The owner of Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant “cannot believe” the positive reaction from the public regarding their spooky Halloween decorations in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Thousands of people have flocked to the Michelin listed restaurant in recent days to catch a glimpse of the fascinating feature.

You stand in awe at all the decorations. It’s almost like a scene from Halloween Town.

Danny Fitzpatrick told The Dundalk Democrat that he had been planning the showcase since the start of the year.

“This is something I have been working on since January,” said Danny, “We had a small version last year, but this year is even better.

“I have a three year plan in place. In three years time I will produce the wow factor.”

Danny shipped many of the decorations from America and purchased a fire engine and an ambulance online.

“It’s a team effort. My wife Dypna dresses the models and we get the clothing from the local St Vincent De Paul stores.

“I design a lot of the decorations and a joiner constructs my designs.

“We also added a small haunted house this year. Live actors and dummies are inside the house, so people don’t know who is real and who is not.

Over 120 cars were parked along the road adjacent to the restaurant at the weekend.

“We cannot believe the response,” said Danny, “It has just taken off by word of mouth. The feedback has been brilliant and it has been great for business.

“There is no charge to visit the attraction, although all donations go to Temple Street.”

Danny is no under pressure to create a similar event for Christmas.

He said: “A lot of people have asked me to create a Christmas theme. I have decided that we will do something similar and I am already working on a three year Christmas plan.”

The spectacular event ends tonight so don’t miss out!