Macnas Parade

Macnas Parade

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Time 6pm
Date October 30th - October 30th
Location Starting on Moore St

Download the Route Map – pdf


Please note you DO NOT need to reserve a place for the parade – it is open to everyone.  

We have 2 accessibility viewing areas, however these are now FULL and we are unable to process any further applications.


Macnas, world-renowned pioneers of imagination and invention, brings a hauntingly beautiful, wild and tempestuous parade, Memory Song, through the broad and narrow streets of Dublin’s Northside. 

The city will be transfixed as the transcendental, the macabre, the profane and the magical is unleashed. A night time ballad populated with strange visions and ancient magic – the last waltz of light with shadow. Echoes and flickers of light appear and disappear.

We are Led by an old mystic, who journeys onwards from this world into the next, following the song of the spirits. Memory Song is a celebration of life, releasing a constellation of possibilities into the night.


Our top tips for the Macnas Parade:

The route is Moore St > Henry St > Mary St > Capel St > Little Britain St > Halston St > Mary’s Lane

1. The full parade will travel the whole route, so everywhere is the *best spot*. It typically takes 20mins to pass any one spot.

2. We expect Henry Street to be the busiest, so front row views will be easier to achieve on streets further along the parade route, like Capel St, Little Britain St & Halston St.

3. Pick your spot from about 5.30, and the parade will start at 6pm.

4. Arrive into town early to soak up the atmosphere – everywhere will be open, and lots of places have Hallowe’en themed treats.

5. Some of the performers will reach out to you… don’t be afraid to interact! 

6. Brace yourself… it is going to be lots of fun!

FREE & suitable for all ages. 

Download the Route Map – pdf

Come in fancy dress!  Looking for costume ideas?  Head to Celebrations Party Shop, 70 Middle Abbey St, Dublin 1.  Say ‘Bite Me Dublin‘ at the checkout to get a 10% discount.

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