Here’s the route for the 2019 Dragon of Shandon Parade
It’s the highlight of Halloween in Cork.
Every year, after darkness descends, hundreds of spooky giant skeletons, merry monsters and creepy characters gather in one of the most atmospheric parts of the city for the Dragon of Shandon Parade.
This year the Dragon, a 36ft monster made entirely of tape and controlled by 12 puppeteers, will begin its journey at 7pm on October 31st, 2019.
The best bit is that you can follow the fun through town or grab a spot anywhere on the route for an excellent view.
The parade will begin on Church Street, moving down Shandon Street, crossing the North Gate Bridge, snaking down North Main Street and South Main Street and turning on to Tuckey Street for a finale on the Grand Parade.
Now in its 13th year, the Dragon of Shandon Parade is the highlight of CCAL’s annual arts calendar, the result of a three-month outreach and community engagement programme with local artists and over 30 groups and support services.