Projects / Milesians

Milesians – Coming of the Gaels is a large-scale outdoor performance with themes that still resonate today of migration, cultural identity, cultural co-existence and the ocean as the great connector. It is a celebration of the healing power of storytelling combining theatre, aerial circus skills, acrobatics and a stunning Afro-Celtic soundtrack.

Milesians – Coming of the Gaels is now available to book for 2023-2024 performances. Download the booking pack here.

This mystical tale starts in Egypt with the healing of a child (bitten by a snake) and a prophecy that the child’s descendants would wander the earth for 400 years, before settling in a land with no snakes. The descendants – the Milesians – were forced to migrate from Egypt through Africa and Europe, eventually reaching Galicia in Northern Spain. They set sail from Galicia and discovered the Island of Ireland occupied by the mythical, supernatural tribe of the Gods – the Tuatha Dé Danann – and a mighty battle ensued.

Milesians – Coming of the Gaels
Created by Artistic Director Kathi Leahy in partnership with Felicity Simpson CEO of Circolombia and performers from Circolombia, Luka Owen from Rebel Manifesto Aerial, and Johnny Donnelly from Arcana.

For more details, contact Kathi Leahy at

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