Macnas Halloween Parade Route 2015- The Shadow Lighter, Sunday 25th October @5.30pm

Macnas stilt performer on the streets of Galway with Galway Cathedral visible in the background

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!

Galway Arts Festival Macnas Parade Cancelled for 2013

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

Macnas Parade Route- Apocolopolis, Sunday 20th July 2008 @10pm

View Larger Map As promised here’s the route of the Macnas Parade this Sunday. Best bet: get to Fr. Griffin Park at 9.20pm and you’ll get to see everything earlier than the rest of the route. You’ll miss the finale but if you’ve got young kids this might be your best bet. I’ll be at … Read more

Getting ready for a Macnas photoshoot

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!

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