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Let the fear begin

STRABANE’S iconic Tinnies statues could soon be transformed into a host of ghostly and ghoulish figures for the Halloween season. 

As the days darken keep an eye on our famous giant friends and see if they are transformed into witches, werewolves, demons and devils. 

The idea which is currently being considered by council will coincide with a week long packed programme of family fun filled events taking place from October 25 to October 31.

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Hoping to make this years Halloween in Strabane more spooktacular than ever, the dressing up of the towns most iconic residents will make a major impact.

Just recently the sculptures donned the county colours for the fourth time to mark Tyrone’s entrance into the All-Ireland football final.

Local community worker Aodhan Harkin who has long campaigned for the Tinnies to be dressed up for every occasion welcomed the progress.

“We should be utilising and making the most of these iconic figures. Most recently images of them dressed in the Tyrone GAA gear to celebrate the county’s success on reaching the All-Ireland final went all over the world. People came from all over the county and Ireland to be picture at the Tinnies, it was brilliant.”
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