UPDATE: Click here for Parade route.
I did a photoshoot for the Macnas last week to promote their upcoming parade for the Galway Arts Festival: Apocolopolis. I’m on a float with a disturbingly shallow wheelbase, but it’s actually quite steady, and once I get past that initial 15 seconds of telling Debbie the director that I can’t do it, it’s fine. I had my own trusty photographer with me that day: my son Naoise, who held his own among the likes of Joe Shaughs and Andrew Downes. The following are all his shots.
The parade is on this Sunday the 20th July. I’ll put a Google Map up of the route when I know what it is!
Below is the route of this year’s Macnas Halloween Parade, The Shadow Lighter, leaving from Fisheries Field approx 5.30, Salmon Weir Bridge, Eglington St, Shop St, High St, Quay St, and finishing around Fr. Griffin Rd. Wheelchair accessible viewing is available at the Galway Cathedral. Follow Macnas on Twitter & Facebook for updates!