Macnas At School
CON MÓR, The Giant
Macnas HQ, Fisheries Field, Galway
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2022
12 noon - 8pm
What are Macnas up to?
We are inviting kids and grown ups to join Macnas in welcoming a special visitor to Galway!
What kind of visitor?
Inventors and explorers from all over the world are baffled by evidence of an ancient Giant living underneath our Macnas workshop at Fisheries Field in Galway City. We called on Marjorie Morrigan, an expert on Giants & Where They Come From for help.
She told us - “This giant seems to have been here for centuries. There appears to be a very large iron nose, so big and rusty, you could park a car in one of the nostrils.”
A Giant! Who is he and what is his name?
Marjorie Morrigan also confirmed that this big fella belongs to the legendary Tuatha De Danann tribe. His name is CON MÓR and he is from the ancient Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught. She told us that Con Mór was famous across Ireland for his love of birds and nature, his friends called him The Bird King!
And we at Macnas can indeed report seeing loads of birds flying about our workshop, with nests appearing in the trees surrounding the building, and even inside the building itself!
How can children (and grown ups) welcome Con Mór?
He loves birds and nature, so we are asking kids to make or find a feather - with a message of hope for the future - for CON MÓR at Macnas.
What kind of feather?
- It can be any size, colour or shape of feather!
- A real feather, or design your own!
- Or cut out the feather below and customise your own special species of feather - with paints, crayons, glitter, ribbons, anything goes!
A message for Con Mór:
- Write a message of hope for the future on the feather or attach it to the feather with staples, string or thread.
- The message should include your name, your age and where you live.
- And your hope for the future.
Grown Ups! Download a Creative Pack with a message for kids from Marjorie Morrigan, plus a feather template to cut out and colour in.
How to get your feather to Con Mór:
- Deliver to CON MÓR in person in Galway on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th October!
- Post to him, his address is: CON MÓR, The Giant, Macnas, Fisheries Field, Galway
- Take a picture and email to him ℅: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Illustrations by Jennie O Connell
Macnas is an award-winning internationally acclaimed spectacle theatre company from Galway.
Master storytellers, Macnas bring the magic of imagination to life through creating and delivering incredible spectacle shows. This program is designed to invite pupils into the world of Macnas and is led by highly skilled visual and performance artists.
There are two making workshops to choose from structured over 20hrs.
Macnas can also design bespoke programs to suit the needs of individual schools.
For full details and enquiry's of the Macnas At School Programme contact:
-Victoria Mc Cormack
Explore Imagination through visual storytelling, making, performance and play.
Instill confidence in creative expression.
Promote connection, wellbeing and belonging.
Encourage creative play, collaboration and creative listening.
Develop children’s capacity to learn through creative problem solving.
Celebrate each child’s unique creativity.
Provide an unforgettable experience.
To empower children by engaging their active imagination.
Macnas provide dynamic and accessible tools that encourage children to problem solve, promote creative play and create meaningful connections.