Macnas Parade A Roaring Success

Macnas Halloween Parade 2017

The world-famous Macnas parade returned to the streets of Galway this afternoon (Sunday 29th October) as giants and otherworldly performers descended on the city for a night of mischief and mayhem. This year’s concept was a variation on an iconic theme: The Irish Wake, devised by the parade’s Creative Director Orla Clogher.

Macnas Halloween Parade 2017

The beauty of life in the West of Ireland was reflected through the eyes of an old man from the islands, as he made his way from this world to the next. Photograph: Frank Glavin

Always a gigantic undertaking, this year’s parade featured the signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.

Macnas Halloween Parade 2017

Photograph: Frank Glavin

Delivering this wondrous chaos were hundreds of performers from the Macnas Young Ensemble, Youth Ballet West, the Young Macnas Drummers, the community Macnas Ensemble, the Hit Machine and many more.

The 2017 parade also featured work created by participants of the inaugural Bank of Ireland ‘Engineers of Imagination’ programme:

1 Comment on "Macnas Parade A Roaring Success"

  1. Brilliant parade as usual. Great to be involved in it again this year.

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