VIDEO - Derry’s Hallowe’en Fireworks

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Thousands of people from all over the world lined the banks of the River Foyle to catch a glimpse of Derry’s famous Hallowe’en fireworks display.

A small boat loaded with thousands of pounds worth of fireworks rested calmly in the middle of the River Foyle but shortly after 8pm on Friday the crowd counted down from ten and on the stroke of zero the first flash of colour lit up the night sky.

Fireworks tower over the River Foyle in Derry during the Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com

Fireworks tower over the River Foyle in Derry during the Banks of the Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com

One proud Derry man said he had been attended Hallowe’en festivals in Derry for over 20 years but claimed that this year’s showpiece was easily the best.

“I am so proud tonight - it’s great to see so many people out having a good time. Things have been pretty bad for our city of late, what with employment etc but it’s always nice to know we can still hold our heads up high and put on a celebration to rival anywhere else in the world,” said Sean Herron from Carnhill.

For more pictures from Derry’s Hallowe’en Carnival see the Sunday Journal.