One of the highlights of the Sligo Arts Festival was a spectacular parade and floating pageant.
A torch lit night time procession hailed as a modern myth wound its way through Sligo town telling tales of demons doing battle with gentle, ancient monks.
The parade was the creation of Sligán, the Sligo Community Arts Group Social Employment Scheme, and marked the end of the Sligo annual arts festival. After the parade, a floating pageant took place along the Garravogue River in the town, where the forces of good took on those of evil with giant swans and fire spitting monsters. A re-enactment of the burning of Sligo Abbey in the 15th century took place followed by a fireworks display bringing the festival to a colourful end.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 August 1992. The reporter is Eileen Magnier.