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Past Performances

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture
Galway International Arts Festival

Exquisite show for children.

— The Irish Times

Turas Pearsanta Trí Scéal Ollmhór na Gaeilge

Embark on an adventure in this immersive theatre show, through worlds where the legendary Fianna, Ireland’s Golden Age, and the Great Famine all come to life.

Branar combines live performance, puppetry, animation and an original score that will both engage and enthrall audiences of all ages.

Suitable for all levels of Irish and English, don’t miss this unique experience in a transformed Galway Airport. Originally commissioned by Galway 2020.

Designed for children ages 7 and older.
Duration Approx. 45 minutes.
Venue: Galway Airport, Carnmore, Co. Galway.

Creative Team
Creator & Director
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Joanne Beirne
Maeve Clancy
Michael Chang
Lighting Designer
Sarah Jane Shiels
Costume Designer
Elaine Mears
Sound Designer
Adrian Ferry
Production Manager
Adam Fitzsimons
Line Producer
Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Public Relations
Kate Bowe
Stage-management Team
Sorcha Ní Chróinín, Debbie Wright, Kevin Murphy, Ciara Moloughney
Technical Team
Ciaran Kelly, Michael Foley
Catherine Denning
Performer (2020)
Tara Breathnach
Performer (2021)
Hilary Bowen Walsh
Grace Kiely
Performer (2020)
Ionia Ní Chróinín
Neasa Ní Chuanaigh
Helen Gregg
Performer (2020)
Zita Monaghan McGowan
Performer (2021)
Eoin Ó Dubhghaill
Performer (2020)
Caitríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Technical Manager
Ciaran Kelly
Administrator 2020
Karen Arnold
Administrator 2019
Kate Murphy
Marketing Assistant
Noel Minogue
Graphic Designer
Peter O'Toole
Stiofán Seoighe
Students’ Programme Designer
Anne Graswinckel
Intern 2020
Róisín Burke
Intern 2020
Gillian McNamara
Intern 2021
Sarah McDonagh
Art Direction
Ger Clancy
Sculptor & backdrop painter
Vincent Bell
Scenic Artist
Ger Sweeney
ArtFx Ltd; modelmaking team
Eugenia Genunchi
ArtFx Ltd; modelmaking team
Robert Button
ArtFx Ltd; modelmaking team
Ciaran Bonner
Monika Clancy
Wire Sculptor
Tom Meskell
Prop Maker
Marie Murray
Contempo Quartet; violin 1
Bogdan Sofei
Contempo Quartet; violin 2
Ingrid Nicola
Contempo Quartet; Viola
Andreea Banciu
Contempo Quartet; cello
Adrian Mantu
Uilleann pipes
Pádraic Keane
Bouzouki & Flute
George Grasso
Simon Delaney
Caitlín Ní Chualáin
Guitar & voice
Pat Hargan
Anders Trabjerg
Bodhrán & percussion
Brian Ferguson
Guitar & sound engineer
Ed Kenehan
Violin, viola & mandolin
Michael Chang
Build Crew Lead
Tony Reid
Paul Kelly
Seán Walsh
Technical Programmer
Susan Collins
Audio Install
Alex Fernie
Audio Install
CIarán Cronin
AV Technician
Joseph Collins
AV Technician
Tom Rohan
Structural Engineer
Gerard Carr
Build Crew
Stephen Shepherd
Build Crew
Tyrone Wrenne
Build Crew
Alex Counihan
Build Crew
Ulick McSweeney
Build Crew
Neil Hopwood
Build Crew
David O'Dowd
Bulid Crew
Des Hardiman
Paraic Ryan

Education Resources

In Branar, we are committed to offering high-quality arts and theatre experiences within the school setting in addition to our venue productions. Each show has a dedicated learning resource pack to deepen the engagement of school groups experiencing our work. We provide school staff with educational resources packs, specifically designed to correspond with the national primary curriculum, as both a pre and post show activity.

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