Fingal Community Centres running Virtual Halloween artworks competition

October 23, 2020 0

The Community Development office of Fingal County Council is running the Virtual Halloween 2020 Countywide Project which will see funding given to 27 community centres to run a mask making, colouring and poem writing competition using virtual mediums.

halloween pumpkinEach centre will have an age category of 4-7, 8-10 and 11-13 years old with the competition having begun on 12 October and ending on the 30 October. Three winners from each age category will be awarded 1st €40 for 1st place, €30 for 2nd place and €20 for 3rd place in book vouchers which will be posted out.

The Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. David Healy said:

We won’t be able to celebrate Halloween as normal this year as we are still facing the challenges that Covid-19 present to our communities. This means we need to be creative this year and I am delighted to see the Community Development office organising and supporting this initiative to keep a sense of community during the Halloween period.

The Community Development office recognises the challenging environment that is created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact that it has on our daily lives. The office always bears in mind the families who are technologically disadvantaged so entries will also be able to be submitted via photographs for those whose entries can be scanned.

List of the community centres taking part:

  1. Blakestown Resource Centre
  2. Parslickstown House, Mulhuddart
  3. Mulhuddart Community Centre
  4. Tyrellstown Community Centre
  5. Corduff Resource Centre
  6. Ongar Community Centre
  7. Luttrelstown Community Centre
  8. Mountview Youth & Community Centre
  9. Fortlawn Community Centre
  10. Diswellstown Community Centre
  11. Castaheany Community Centre
  12. Hartstown Community Centre
  13. St Brigids – Beechpark
  14. Huntstown Community Centre
  15. Castleknock Community Centre
  16. Applewood Community Centre
  17. Holywell Community Centre
  18. Fingal Liam Rogers Centre
  19. Flemington Community Centre
  20. Castlelands Community Centre
  21. Rush Multipurpose Youth Facility
  22. The Cottage Community Centre – Lusk
  23. Macullins Community Centre – Lusk
  24. Donabate Portrane Community Centre
  25. Baldoyle Forum
  26. Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Centre
  27. Rivervalley Community Centre

You can find further contact details for these centres on our website at

Margaret Geraghty, Director of Housing & Community for Fingal County Council, said:

The Community Department of Fingal County Council continues to provide services and initiatives to the communities of Fingal. This competition is a great way to keep up the community spirit during the Halloween period even while we are facing difficult challenges due to Covid-19 currently.

I hope this initiative brings some of the fun of Halloween to the many children and families across Fingal and I look forward to seeing and being ‘scared’ by the art work, masks and poems! I would like to praise the work of the Community Development office for organising this competition for the young people in Fingal.
Our Halloween Programme this year recognises the challenges faced by our communities and seeks to support the centres to reach out to these communities across the county by providing the means to engage with young people and their families via Facebook / Centre Websites.

Fingal Halloween Poster 2020