Ballaghaderreen to host ‘Thriller Dance 2019!’




The Square in Ballaghaderreen will play host to Thriller Dance 2019 from 12 to 2 pm on Thursday, October 31st, as part of Halloween celebrations in the town.

  Thriller Dance is a family event with music, drumming, face-painting, kids’ craft workshop, traditional fun and games and of course the Thriller Dance itself. The library at Dillon House will also host a photographic exhibition featuring the creative works of residents from the EROC Centre, Ballaghaderreen. All are welcome. 

  Organisers of the event invite you to dust off your best zombie gear and boogie on down town to The Square in Ballaghaderreen for Thriller Dance 2019. The event is part of the ‘Build a Festival’ initiative which is about bringing people together to discover and nurture a multitude of talents, while creating fun, engaging events and opportunities for the whole community.

  In June, a project called ‘Build a Festival’ was initiated by Mary Duignan with Brothers of Charity Services Ireland, Roscommon. One of the overall aims of the initiative is to challenge assumptions about people with disabilities and encourage active citizenship.

  St. Nathy’s Transition Year group have been actively involved from the beginning with Ballaghaderreen Men’s Shed and Tidy Towns also on board. 

  Local business Computers4U and Ros FM will also be involved on the day, while VTOS students from Castlerea and various individuals from the local and wider community have generously offered their support. 

  The organisers are also grateful for the generous support of local businesses.

  Organisers are working in conjunction with Roscommon LEADER Partnership, SICAP (Social Inclusion Activation Programme), Family Resource Centre, Empowering Refugee Programme and Ability Programme to make this an  intercultural event for all.

  The staff of the Brothers of Charity Services must also be given great recognition for their efforts in helping the project succeed.