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Samhain Lights Festival, Cork


A cluster of paper lanterns is lit against a dark sky

29th Oct 2022
to 5th Nov 2022

Age Range
All ages

Halloween Willow Lantern Making & Samhain Parade 

Halloween Willow Lantern Making & Samhain Parade 

Make a willow lantern this Halloween bank holiday in a workshop for all ages.

Learn to make your own lantern out of willow and tissue paper with artist Caoimhe Dunn. Light the way into the darker half of the year with your lantern at a Samhain Lantern Procession on Saturday November 5th at 5pm. Call by Greywood arts beforehand at 4.30pm to collect lanterns you made!

You can attend any of the three workshops on Monday Oct 31st (bank holiday) at 10.00, 12:30 & 3:30pm. They run for 1.5 to 2 hours and will be held semi-outdoors, sheltered in the Greywood Arts marquee (dress warmly!). All materials will be provided.

Workshops are open to all ages and family groups are encouraged to come together. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress welcome!

All lanterns will be used in the procession on November 5th, but after that you can take yours home to keep.

You can book tickets here on Eventbrite.

Caoimhe will be working with adults the community to make GIANT LANTERNS on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, that week, 1st-3rd of November. You are invited to use your newfound skills to help create these collaborative pieces. Studio slots are 11am -1pm and 2pm -4pm all three days, they are free to attend, but should be booked in advance.

You can book tickets for the big lantern sessions here on Eventbrite.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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