7TH DRAGON OF SHANDON SAMHAIN PARADE Oct 31st 7pm
This Halloween Cork Community Art Link invites you to dress up, get spooky and walk with Ireland’s last Dragon through the historic streets of Shandon, Cork at the 7th Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Even our skeletons were enjoying the Jazz this weekend
The 2012 evening parade of spooks and ghouls sees hundreds of costumed zombies, vampires and monsters take to the streets of Cork on Halloween night along with an eerie river installation on the Lee .
Picture Credit (Evening Echo 01-11-11)
Shandon Footbridge will be transformed into a skeletal illuminated installation and the 36 foot tape Dragon of Shandon returns to be joined on the night by a host of creepy characters as well as brightly illuminated skeleton puppets, lanterns and musicians.
The Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade is a fun family event and one of Ireland’s largest street celebrations of the Irish tradition of Samhain. The annual Leeside Halloween street parade is the result of an extensive community outreach programme and collaboration with artists that takes place across Cork City Parade departs the Shandon Butter Exchange Building at 7:00pm Wednesday 31st October.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE DRAGON
Do you have a memory or opinion to share about the Dragon of Shandon? Whether you were actively involved or just enjoying the show, feel free to voice your opinion on our website through this questionnaire.
(Photo Credit: Mark Whenman)
We are looking for people to volunteer a couple of hours on the night of the Parade to assist with stewarding. There will be a stewards briefing on Wednesday 31st at 5:30pm outside the Shandon Craft Centre to prep for the night! If you are available we would love to hear from you.