Here Macnas’ artistic director Noeline Kavanagh sets out how Macnas was born of a visit to Galway by Spanish company Els Comediants, the release it brought to a recession stricken Galway, and how you can keep in touch with and help continue the company in its modern iteration. It was late summer, 1985, in Galway. … Read more Guest Post: Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director Macnas
Unfortunately it has been announced there will be no Macnas Parade during this year’s Galway Arts Festival. Macnas statement. GAF statement. Basically Macnas couldn’t sustain the company after absorbing parade costs and Galway Arts Festival couldn’t cover additional request. Some thoughts: Every single promo of Galway features the Macnas Parade, and the entire city benefits … Read more Galway Arts Festival Macnas Parade Cancelled for 2013
This Thunderous Heart by Macnas as part of the Galway Arts Festival 2012 begins at the Spanish Arch on Sunday 22nd July at 8.45pm. Fingers crossed for the weather! (Zoom in on map for more detailed view.)
PS if you enjoy the parade tonight you might consider bunging Macnas 25 quid and becoming a Friend to ensure that this gets to happen again next year.
View Macnas Parade Route 2011 in a larger map This Sunday 17th July Macnas will wend its way through the streets of Galway with This Fierce Beauty, beginning from the Spanish Arch at 20.45, as part of the Galway Arts Festival. The map above shows this years route.
View Macnas Parade Route 2010 in a larger map The 2010 Macnas Parade, The Wild Hunt, starts at 2pm on Sunday 18th July at 2pm in the Spanish Arch. The map above shows the route. Possibly advisable to bring a brolly!