Macnas At School - Education

CON MÓR, The Giant, Creative Pack.

Macnas At School - Education

How to get involved

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 ℅:

Macnas At School - Program

We celebrate and nurture curiosity, imagination and talent through our workshops, education and training programmes, supporting emerging skills, innovation, collaboration and artistic vision to ensure a lasting legacy of professional engagement in the art of spectacle.

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Athenry

Macnas At School Program - Autumn

A bespoke program for 5th class led by artist and Macnas facilitator Lisa Sweeney.

Pupils will design and create islands of imagination. This creative process will be inspired by nature and the elements, birds, and nests, the final work will be installed at the Macnas HQ Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October as part of Macnas' Halloween event CON MÓR, The Giant.

This is an opportunity for pupils to explore their imagination with spectacular storytellers Macnas through elements of visual storytelling, making, Sculpture and play.