Betty Big Shoes Wanders Streets of Galway

Galway’s famed street theatre company Macnas returned to the Galway Arts Festival in 2004 to perform yet another memorable spectacle of showmanship, in a whimsical and lighthearted performance billed as “Betty Big Shoes,” featuring a cast of nearly 500 participants.

Exploring Áit Ait through the Magic of Macnas

Macnas returned to the streets of Galway in 2005 for its annual performance during the Galway Arts Festival. The theme of this year’s parade was Áit Ait, an Irish phrase roughly translating to “Strange Place.”  Having discovered an ancient map containing details of a place that up until now was assumed to be mythical, intrepid […]

Macnas Let’s the Big River Flow

The Big River flowed through the streets of Galway on Sunday the 23rd of July, courtesy of Galway’s famed street theatre company Macnas. The spectacular production was Macnas’ contribution to the the Galway Arts Festival 06 .

Macnas brings Ninth Wonder to Galway

As part of their annual contribution to the Galway Arts Festival, Macnas brought the Ninth Wonder of the World to the streets of Galway in July 0f 2008. The show featured a hideous green monster modeled after the Cryptosporidium virus that afflicted Galway’s waters, and numerous other freak show specimens.

Macnas Captivates with Visions of Apocolopolis

During the Galway Arts Festival ’08, Macnas employs the cover of darkness to generate a visually compelling spectacle of Apocolopolis, a non-stop party city of endless diversion that flashes, pumps and drives under the marshmallow thumb of King Du Washawanna.