In Cork, the City Council, in partnership with African communities, organised a range of Africa Day events.
On Saturday, 16th May, the Lord Mayor launched Africa Day at an event with African music and dance, which took place in the public plaza outside the Central Library in Cork. On the same day, an integrated soccer tournament started at 10am at The Glen Resource Centre with eight teams participating from a range of nationalities.
An evening of films by African directors took place in St. John’s College from 6pm on Wednesday, 20th and Thursday, 21st May.
Finally, Africa Day was celebrated on Saturday, 23rd May, with a parade featuring musicians and dancers from African countries, along with a marching band and céilí dancers. Commencing on Patrick’s Street, the parade made its way through Winthrop Street and Oliver Plunkett Street, culminating in an outdoor event in Bishop Lucey Park.
For more information please contact Tony Power in Cork City Council – Tony_Power@corkcity.ie
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