CON MÓR, The Giant visits Galway

CON MÓR, The Giant visits Galway

CON MÓR, The Giant visits Macnas HQ.

This Halloween saw Macnas up to something very big and very different.

Fisheries Field, Galway was the location for a visit from CON MÓR, The Giant whose arrival at Macnas HQ on the banks of the River Corrib thrilled audiences young and old across two days and landed him on the front page of the Irish Times.

Inventors and explorers from all over the world were baffled by evidence of an ancient giant living underneath the Macnas workshop at Fisheries Field in Galway city. Professor Marjorie Morrigan, an expert Giants & Where They Come From, said – “This giant seems to have been here for centuries. There is a very large iron nose, so big and rusty,  you could park a car in one of the nostrils.”

Professor Marjorie Morrigan confirmed that this big fella belongs to the legendary Tuatha De Danann tribe. His name is Con Mór and he comes from an ancient Island of Giants off the coast of Connaught. Con Mór was so famous across Ireland for his love of birds and nature, his friends used to call him The Bird King!  To help welcome Con to Fisheries Field, Macnas  asked children (and grown ups) to make, find or bring a feather to Macnas over the Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend, along with their message of hope and give it to Con Mór.

CON MÓR, The Giant was brought to life by an extraordinary team of artists.

Photography Emilija Jefremova

CON MÓR, The Giant will embark on a series of visits to sites around the country, starting in Spring 2023. More info coming soon!



Creative Team

  • Noeline Kavanagh

    Director

  • Paul McDonnell

    Co-Designer

  • Dave Young

    Co-Designer

  • Richard Babington

    Lighting & Special Effects Designer

  • Cherie White

    Costumer Designer

  • Matthew Berrill

    Composer & Sound Designer

  • Pat Rynn Engineering Ltd

    Steel Fabricators

Artists & Makers

  • Eugene Finnegan

    Artist

  • Paddy Hoyne

    Artist

  • Bridget Ní Dhuinn Belcher

    Artist

  • Lisa Sweeney

    Artist

  • Esther Stupers

    Artist

  • Bill Wright

    Artist

  • Jingyi Zhang

    Costume

  • Tara Tobin

    Costume

  • Amanda Donovan

    Costume

  • Ciara Moloughney

    Special Effects Coordinator

  • Kaya O'Malley

    Make Up Design

  • Siobhan Patterson

    Hair Stylist

  • Jennie O'Connell

    Illustrator

  • Erin Darcy

    Graphic Design

Macnas Performance and Music Directors

  • Éimhín Cradock

    Macnas Drummers

  • Maria Tivnan

    Macnas Youth Theatre

  • Amélie Bal

    Macnas Stilters

  • Daniel Guinane

    Macnas Brass

Performers

  • Amélie Bal

    Stilter

  • Gwen Le Guillou

    Stilter

  • Iseult Fitzsimons

    Stiler

  • Tim Hill

    Brass Ensemble

  • Daniel Guinane

    Brass Ensemble

  • Maria Tivnan

    Macnas Youth Theatre

  • Drumadore

  • Macnas Brass Ensemble

  • Macnas Spectacle Youth Theatre

  • Macnas Stilters