Wonders of the Wake is a collaboration between the Henry Girls, Niamh Parsons and BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis.
We are now unfortunately closed to the public until the end of March, so this performance has been postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates on rescheduled dates.
The Wonders of the Wake is a unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of humanity, the Irish Wake: in song, music, bardic poetry and story-telling. From the ancient Neolithic graves on Achill Island on the Atlantic seaboard to the plains of Troy and Homer’s Iliad, to yesterday’s funeral, the Irish Wake still teaches us all how to live, love and die. The Wonders of the Wake in keening, music, song and word celebrates the craic, the joy, the prumsái, and the haunting lament of a traditional Irish Wake.
Artistically, Wonders of the Wake is a collaboration between the beloved Irish singer Niamh Parsons, the world renowned harpist Joleen McLaughlin and her sisters Karen and Lorna McLaughlin of the Henry Girls and the BAFTA winning writer Kevin Toolis. Wonders of the Wake is based on Kevin ‘s bestselling book 'My Fathers’s Wake: How the Irish Teach us to Live, Love and Die'
Please be aware that from Monday 10th February there will be water main replacement works taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon, along St George’s Terrace, the approach to The Dock.
This may impact access to The Dock and on parking in the vicinity of the building. We would advise you to factor this possible delay into your journey time to The Dock.