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Shandon Street Festival Goes From Strength to Strength

Shandon Street Festival will welcome everyone to the area of Cork City on Saturday June 22 from 1pm – 6pm to celebrate their great community.

This is the 13th year of the festival, having gone from strength to strength since its foundation. It’s a free family fun day which takes place on and around Church Street in the shadow of the Shandon Bells.

This year the festival is packed with family friendly activities. These include street entertainment, magic shows, cake decorating events, balloon modellers and sand art workshops.

Not only is there a puppet show, but children can also take part in a drumming workshop. Wonderworld Productions will also provide family entertainment with dancing, games and audience participation events.

Soccer mad under 10s are encouraged to take part in the 5-a-side soccer tournament. This will take place in St. Anne’s Park along with a whole host of other activities like hula hooping and  rope-skipping for all age groups.

Those fond of music will be in their element. They can enjoy the sounds of Muddy Lee and the Shandon Shawlies, as well as The Laughing Shamrocks. There will also be a selection of choirs who will perform in Shandon itself. Meanwhile, you can also dance along to the Ceili All Stars.

Foodies can savour delicious treats and snacks at a wide range of food stalls. Everything from sweet donuts, crepes, ice-cream, candy floss, cakes to savory sausages and kebabs will be on offer.

Amateur photographers are also asked to get involved. They can do this by taking photographs and posting them to the Shandon Street Festival 2019 Facebook page, as well as their Twitter account found with the handle @shandonstfest.

For more information about this year’s Shandon Street Festival, visit its website at www.shandonstreetfestival.com.

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