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a Galway 2020 commission

This year-long epic from master storytellers Macnas will see Galway become a playground for the imagination as the legendary adventures of Gilgamesh – two thirds god, one third human – play out in multiple sites across the city, county and digital realm.

Macnas will elevate its signature style to bring the contemporary themes of this ancient story – love, loss, rivalry, friendship & death – to life on a never-before-seen scale across four seasons.

Imbolc: Fragments (10, 11, 12 April)

Free, appears in the city fleetingly and online at macnas.com

Bealtaine: Spectacle (21 June)

Free, a large scale public spectacle parade in the city

Samhain: Theatre (16 – 28 November)

Ticketed event at The Black Box Theatre

Samhain: Epilogue (12 December)

Free, a closing event in a rural location.



A dramatic new interpretation of the world’s oldest story - the original hero’s journey about a king called Gilgamesh.

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