Cork Community Art Link installation lights up the Lee

Cork Community Art Link installation lights up the Lee

Skeleton boat installation by Cork Community Art Link. Picture Credit: Cork Community Art Link. For more information, visit their social media pages.

IT'S spooky season with a difference this year, with many cherished Halloween traditions unable to take place as a result of the Covid restrictions, including the much-loved Dragon of Shandon street parade.

This year would have been the 15th consecutive year of the event run by Cork Community Art Link, however, the Dragon of Shandon along with its usual cortege of ghostly characters won't be taking to the streets of Cork this year.

"We are truly sorry to have to postpone the tradition this year. 

"We are especially sad to not have the opportunity to engage with the participants who would have usually come through our doors, and are equally sad to not be able to share the experience with the public of Cork and beyond who have greeted us with such enthusiasm for many years," Cork Community Art Link said in a statement.

However, all is not lost as Cork Community Art Link said they couldn't not do something. 

"But we are Cork Community Art Link, an art organisation unlike most others. 

"We have been built through resilience, solidarity, adaptability and with daring ambitions. 

"We cannot simply do nothing. 

"So, we have been working away within the health regulations and adapting periodically to changes in our project," they continued.

Collaborating with Meitheal Mara, Cork Community Art Link has created a river installation between Popes Quay and Kyrl's Quay by the Shandon footbridge, which will be in place until Halloween. 

The skeleton boat installation has garnered much attention since its launch on Friday. 

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