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The Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade
Cork City, Co. Cork
31 October 2022
At 19:00 on 31 October, Cork will come alive with creatures from the underworld for The Dragon of Shandon. Join Cork Community Art Link and thousands who walk with the Dragon as she travels between worlds in a celebration of the living and the dead.

The Dragon of Shandon began in 2006 as a street parade celebration of Samhain and creative partnership between artists and communities which takes place on the night of 31 October in the heart of Shandon, Cork. Each year thousands take to the streets of Cork’s Northside and City Centre.

The parade is the result of an extensive outreach and participatory programme spanning several months of workshops with youth groups, the community and voluntary sector, and voluntary participants.

The centrepiece of each parade is the Dragon, 36ft in length and made entirely of tape. This spectacular giant puppet is animated by puppeteers on the night who walk it through the streets along with an array of illuminated props, lanterns and characters.

Event details

Shandon, Cork City


31 October 2022


Start 19:00End 20:00



Family friendly
Free to visit
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Contact details
Shandon Street, Shandon St, Cork, Ireland
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