The Fisherwives street performance to bring old fishmarket to life

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If you wander down the Spanish Parade this Sunday afternoon from 3-4pm, you might see what it was like at the turn of the last century, when shawl-clad Claddagh fisherwoman sold the day’s catch from baskets.

Galway Fishmarket c.1900, courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
Galway Fishmarket c.1900, courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Brú Theatre, together with Claddagh Community School, Galway City Museum, Atelier für Physisches Theater (Berlin) and Galway 2020’s Small Towns Big Ideas will be creating a street performance based on the Fishmarkets of Galway 100 years ago.

Mixing masks, folklore and fish, the Fisherwives will silently weave their way through the Claddagh and Spanish Arch selling their catch this Sunday.

The Fisherwives on the Claddagh

They will be moving from the Claddagh through the Spanish Parade through the Arch to the Galway City Museum.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind free street performance.