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Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland A Macnas member works on a 20-foot High Dragon in preparation for tonight's launch event, which has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns.
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Dublin Fringe’s Macnas event called off due to high winds
The event set for Collins’ Barracks this evening is cancelled for health and safety reasons, with high winds shaking the capital.

THE DUBLIN FRINGE festival’s Macnas event set for the National Museum of Ireland at Collins’ Barracks this evening has been cancelled because of high winds and inclement weather.

In a statement this evening festival director Róise Goan said the show had to be cancelled “due to extreme wind conditions for health and safety reasons.

“We are very sorry, but the health and safety of our performers and audience members comes first.”

Organisers have urged people not to attend and to spread the word however they can.

No other shows have been affected and the festival is to continue to run across the city for the next two weeks.

Read more of’s ABSOLUT Fringe coverage here>