This year’s Macnas Galway Halloween parade ‘Port na bPúcaí’ pushes it’s way through Galway city centre’s Latin Quarter on Sunday, 29th of October at 5.30pm. This year’s parade celebrates the wonderful spirit of the West of Ireland.
Hundreds of colourful Macnas performers will depart from outside the main gates of NUI Galway campus (no admission to college grounds) and move down University Road, across the Salmon Weir Bridge, turning right at the Town Hall Theatre, moving down Francis and Eglinton Streets, before turning at Brown Thomas to move down Shop Street and into the Latin Quarter, down High Street and Quay Street. It will then continue across Wolfe Tone Bridge before finishing on the Claddagh Quay.
Recommended family viewing areas allow for a better vantage point for children and easier buggy access. Families can watch in comfort on University Road, along Eglinton Street or near the end of the route as the parade pushes all along the Claddagh Quay. The designated wheelchair viewing area will be at Galway Cathedral.
In addition to the Arts Council Ireland, special thanks to the Galway companies who are helping to make this years parade possible. Thank you to Galway City Council, our parade partners The Latin Quarter, Bank of Ireland, Acorn Insurance, The Galway Clinic and Nox Hotel. Check social media and visit at Macnas.com for updates and additional parade information. #MacnasParade
Interested in helping out with this year’s parade? Apply here as a volunteer.
Photo: Darius Ivan, Div Media
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