16 days left before Halloween. Don't miss anything about the Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade preparation.

Help Feed The Dragon !

The Shandon Area Renewal Association with Cork Community Art Link will host a fundraiser table quiz on Wednesday 17th of October at 8.30pm in the Four Liars Bistro. Fun, Food and great prizes are promised. All funds raised will to support the ongoing youth and participation outreach workshops which facilitate 400 people to participate in this years 7th Dragon of Shandon Parade on Halloween night, 31st of October.

Fund:it Campaign Success

A big thank you to everyone who supported our fund:it campaign. It was a great success exceeding our target. Thank you to our generous donors, your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Ongoing Community Workshops

Our Dragon of Shandon Community Outreach Programme is in full swing. We are currently running workshops with the North Mon, North Pres and St Vincent's School Completion Programme, Blarney St. Youth Club, Gurranabraher Youth Development Centre,  Cathedral Cairde Youth Group and St. Kevins After School Programme amongst others.  Amazingly creative and creepy creations are starting to emerge and will be ready to hit the streets of Shandon on the 31st October.

Get Involved

Drop in workshops are open to all to practice their skills in various artistic disciplines.
Everybody is encouraged to join in, it's good fun and totally free.

When: Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm.
Where: IAWS Building on Albert Quay 

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The Search for Cork's Freakiest Families 

This year Cork Community Art Link is searching for Cork's Freakiest Families to participate in the 7th Dragon of Shandon Parade and walk with the Dragon on Halloween night.

Families are invited to our open consultation at 3pm on Sunday to receive advice on costumes, design and face-painting from our team of experts before taking part in the parade on October 31st. 
To get involved register through our online registration form here or by emailing

The Launch of the 7th Dragon of Shandon

The 7th Dragon of Shandon was launched by Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Patricia Gosch on Tuesday 9th of October at a pumpkin soup reception in the garden of the Butter Exchange Building.

CCAL's Drama group were on hand to entertain over 100 guests who came to support this years event.

Director of Services Jim O Donovan also spoke and wished this years participants the best of luck.  

A special thanks to The Buttercup Cafe for their tastey spread of Pumpkin Soup and homemade brown bread. Thanks also to Aisha from the Indian Spice Shop who provided a taste of india for guests on the night.

We are still looking for volunteers to take part in this years parade.

Dress up, grab a prop and celebrate Halloween with the Dragon!

Interested? Get in touch with us!

Tel.  021 42 12 914.


Sarah, CCAL Dram Group and Friend! (Photo Credit: Mark Wehman)

More photos from this year's launch can be seen here

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