The Dragon of Shandon parade will take place in Cork city on Samhain/Halloween night, October 31st from 7PM till 8.30PM
The centrepiece of each parade is the Dragon, 36ft in length and made entirely of tape. This spectacular giant puppet is animated by twelve puppeteers on the night who walk it through Shandon Street, North Main Street, Castle Street and Cornmarket Street along with an array of illuminated props, lanterns, bands, performers and characters.
The Dragon of Shandon parade was created in 2006 by Cork Community Art Link in response to the lack of cultural events on the North side of Cork City. The project has involved so far 40 community groups, around 500 participants, bringing 15,000 spectators onto the streets on Halloween night.
Cork Community Art Link is a participative community arts organisation and registered charity in Cork City, Ireland, that has engaged with thousands of people over the last 25 years. They work on a scale that has no equivalent in the city with a focus on the north side of Cork city.