Members of Macnas performance group in Temple Bar, Dublin, during ’the Summoning’, part of last year’s Bram Stoker Festival. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Some of the performers during rehearsals for the eagerly awaited Macnas October parade, ‘On the Night Journey’ which will set the streets of Galway alight with its unique performance style on Sunday October 27th. From left: Declan Jones, Victoria McCormack, Conor Burke Kennedy, Helen Gregg, Miquel Barcelo and Sam Wright as the hare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

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