Sixty thousand people line the streets to see the Macnas created Galway Arts Festival parade.

This year's Macnas street theatre production titled Listening Wind is just one of the many events forming part of the Galway Arts Festival.

More than five hundred performers took part in this year's extravagant festival parade.

Gary McMahon of Macnas describes the Galway Arts Festivall as one of the best festivals in the world where sixty thousand people turn out to watch the spectacular street performance.

Actors, musicians and entertainers from as far as Congo took part in the parade.

Galway’s answer to Rio’s street carnival.

Galway Arts Festival is estimated to be worth around five million pounds to the local economy.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 July 2000. The reporter is Jim Fahy.