Macnas Parade – Cnámha La Loba

Venue: Moore Street – Henry St – Mary St – Capel St – Little Britain St – Halston St

Monday 30 October. Pick your viewing spot from 6.30pm. Parade will start at 7pm. 

Tickets: Free, no booking required.

We are thrilled to welcome world-renowned pioneers of imagination Macnas back to Dublin for a brand-new, haunting and hair-raising parade of otherworldly magic to close this year’s festival.

Join Dubliners and visitors of all ages along city streets as dusk falls on Monday 30 October for Cnámha La Loba, an unforgettable spectacle that will transform the streets as day turns to night and darkness descends on Hallowe’en Eve.

Route Map

The parade will start on Moore Street, turn onto Henry Street and travel up to Mary Street, before turning right onto Capel Street, then left onto Little Britain Street and left again onto Halston Street. The parade ends halfway down Halston Street.

Henry St and Mary St tend to get crowded early – remember that all streets on the route have excellent visibility.

When & Where To Go

We suggest finding your spot along the route from 6.30pm. There will be big crowds so please follow the advice of stewards and security at all access points to the parade route who will advise you on where to view the parade from.

Avoid junctions & corners as these bottlenecks tend to be the spots with poorest visibility.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The majority of the parade route is accessible for wheelchair users.

While there is a dedicated wheelchair accessible viewing area, all spaces in this are have now been reserved.

If you filled in our application form, our team will contact you by email by Saturday 28 October.

Sensory Accessibility

There is a dedicated space at a quieter area of the parade route for people who will benefit from a more relaxed environment, including families with members who identify as neurodiverse, are on the autistic spectrum, with sensory and communication disorders, ADHD, ADD, tourettes or with learning disabilities.

All spaces in this area are now reserved, however, we recommend Little Britain Street as a viewing point for anyone who would prefer a quieter area to enjoy the parade. This street tends to be the least busy.

If you filled in our application form, our team will contact you by email by Saturday 28 October.

Download the Map

Download a mobile friendly route map and information pack about the parade here. (pdf)

About Cnámha La Loba

This year’s parade, directed by James Riordan, tells the story of La Loba, a wild wolf-woman, who wanders the world collecting bones and preserving that which is in danger of being lost to the world.

Her cave is filled with the remains of all manner of souls: religious zealots praying to the almost forgotten God Perun, warrior mist beings appearing like moths from the Feth Fiadh and beauties of Eldorado destined to dig for gold forever.

This old bone collector La Loba searches deserts and forests for the memories of giggling Rusalkas, river nymphs lurking just under the surface, and for the remnants of fading soldiers with no one to serve, left behind by a lost war.

As this ancient witch piles bones of past people around the fire, with her wolf by her side and the moon bright, La Loba sings life into these almost forgotten Gods and their humans.

As half human-half-deer skeletons rise from the ashes, La Loba illuminates memories of who we were before we became what we are.

Arts Council of Ireland is Macnas’ lead supporter, the public participation programme is supported by Creative Ireland and other supporters include Galway City, Acorn & Connacht Group

Age Suitability: All ages

Duration: 1hr

Please Note: This is an outdoor event. Please dress appropriately.