It’s a Halloween tradition you can only catch in Cork.
After two years of hibernation thanks to Covid-19, the Dragon of Shandon is back for 2021… and this year there are a few new and exciting developments that promise to captivate parade-goers, young and old.
The event, organised by Cork Community Art Link, will feature new installations and a treasure trail along the usual parade route.
As well as ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, Leesiders will be truly spooked by performances from the students of the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance, Cork City Samba, UCC Department of Theatre, as well as a Samhain Stories sound piece made from submissions by members of the public early this year.
If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a special “Spookscreen” showing in the Gate Cinema and prizes for the first 10 participants who complete the treasure trail.
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“You will be able to download or receive a special map which will reveal the locations of the installations around Shandon and North Main St, and direct you to search for the clues hidden along the trail should you wish to partake,” said Cork Art Link on Instagram, promising more details in the run-up to the event.
The Dragon of Shandon will leave its lair and take to the dark streets on Halloween Night from 6pm-9pm, starting in Shandon and visiting various locations around the city.