Umbrella Orphanage takes flight

Date 19.09.2020
Time 02:00 PM
Venue Outdoors | Athenry Co Galway
Organiser Hope It Rains | Soineann No Doinneann
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Join Hope it Rains in Athenry to launch the giant Umbrella Orphanage kite as part of Athenry MAD Festival.

Created by Jeni Roddy from some of the 670 broken brollies rescued by Galwegians after the winter storms, this huge four metre barrilete realises Galway’s umbrellas’ natural inclination to take flight.

In its final incarnation, the barrilete will spread its wings to create a rain canopy and outdoor work space for local community groups. Bring your own kite, and you can try out some of Jeni’s smaller flying umbrellas too. If you have a broken brolly at home, check out Jeni’s Umbrella Orphanage Covid-19 Hacks on for how to put it to beautiful and practical use.

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