Pets can be distressed by the noise and fuss. Here are some tips to help keep them safe.
- Keep pets indoors if at all possible. They may be startled by loud noises or confused by people in costume - especially in masks.
- Don't put a costume on your pet. Many find this uncomfortable.
- Don't take your pets trick or treating. They may get confused and upset.
- Pets are sensitive to loud noises and can be startled by loud bangs. One suggestion is to place them in a room with a radio on to help cover sudden noises.
- Keep sweets away from pets! Some sweets are toxic to animals.
- Be careful with decorations as pets will pull at them. Also, be mindful if you are using real candles.
Trick or Treat
- Ensure costumes are flame resistant and that vision isn't obscured.
- Try to add some reflective material so children can been seen when crossing roads etc.
- Children should always be accompanied by an adult and should never call to houses on their own.
- It is better to call to the homes of friends and family only & going out earlier is safer.
- Remind children to be polite and to accept that some people will not open their doors.
- Double check sweets before they tuck in.
- If your child is ill, please do not let them mix or go trick or treating.
Safety & Security
Don’t let one or two individuals ruin Halloween for you.
- Keep an eye on your elderly / vulnerable neighbours on Halloween.
- Respect each other - person and property.
- Remember that fireworks are illegal but some will undoubtedly be used locally - and if that's you, use them safely.
- If you spot anyone throwing fireworks at people or property, REPORT THEM.
- If you experience or witness any form of antisocial behaviour, please call 999 or contact the local patrol on 086 858 3049.
The Ghosts Of Delvin
Thank you to the brave souls who shared their tales of our haunted heritage. Further information taken from the book "The Great Delvin" by Hannah Fitzsimons.
If you live in Kinnegad, this user submitted story might be of particular interest to you!