A battle of the tribes during the Macnas parade at the Galway Arts Festival.

Thousands of sun-soaked spectators watched as Galway city's famous tribes fought a mock battle in Eyre Square thanks to the latest Macnas performance.

The biggest annual community arts event in the country.

Patricia Forde, Artistic Director of the Galway Arts Festival describes the event.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 July 1994. The reporter is Eileen Magnier.