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The Big Egg Hunt for all of us

[ September 22, 2012 ]

And the next cool thing is up, something for everybody this time, can be done as a family, or with your friends or your older kids, maybe your favourite brother and sister…  I am always glad to see that happening, having my own three munchkins to find stuff to do on weekends I am delighted to see that The Great Carrick Egg Race is coming our way, and seeing that it is September and not Easter I am already intrigued to know what this egg is all about! Not that Nessa is giving away anything yet! What she is saying to us though is all of the following:

The Great Carrick Egg Race is a fun filled adventure Treasure Hunt through the town of Carrick on Shannon on Saturday 29th of September. There will be a number of harder clues and some easier ones, some walking or running, some thinking outside the box and some creativity. And yes, there is an egg involved but maybe not in the way you think...

This treasure hunt is perfect for groups of adults, teenagers or families. Solve the clues with your team and make it to the finish line in the fastest time to win great prizes!! Should take between an hour and two hours. Are you up for the challenge? If so here are the details

How to play:

-Enter in teams of four or five

-Register at the Dock Arts Centre to receive your team pack

- Solve the clues and return to the Finish Point

- There will be a prize giving in Cryan's pub when everyone is finished.

Registration: 3:30 - 4:40 at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon

Finish Time: As fast as you can

Cost: €15 per team... (Think about it...that's less than the price of a pint per person) … personally, I think that is a no-brainer, my beloved Coffee Mocha is in that price range too, and I am breathing that in within 5 blissful minutes. So yeah, Treasure Hunt is ON!

For further info or bookings contact Nessa on 0868389933

Your Dock Blogger

Taking Liberties in Pictures

[ August 8, 2012 ]

Homage to the Organizers of The 8th Water Music Festival

[ July 9, 2012 ]

The Water Music Festival is over, a week of mad coordinating and setting up, a week of amazing artists, heart-warming and funny gigs, mesmerizing music...  Carrick came to its full glory once again and music was everywhere, in the air and in our steps on the way home each night.  Organizers Jimmy Mc, Nuala and Ciaran Morgan and Maurice Gannon will be able to sleep and eat again like ‘normal’ folk, and all those countless names and faces lending a helping hand can give themselves a big pat on the back and shoulders too, you have done exceptionally well! The technicians more than likely did not go to bed last night, dissembling all the equipment after the last show, and before the company took the marquee down at 7 in the morning today while people like you and me had still another half an hour of peaceful snoozing… The People Park looks like as if nothing happened by now, it is hard to believe that magnificent tent and all its contents have been standing proud and unshakeable less than 20 hours ago!

Thanks to everybody making it possible to have an amazing week once again in town, down to the lady looking after the porter loo unit beside the marquee while we were able to sit back and enjoy, without you it would not have been possible like this!

Maurice Gannon says it will be just August already when the gang goes about organizing next years’ festival, you won’t see that time passing, so better get some food and sleep into youse before you are back to work again guys!

Thanks for a fantastic week and the 8th Carrick on Shannon Water Music Festival, you did us proud!

Happy out, Your Dock Blogger

The Border at The Dock

[ June 28, 2012 ]

In the last few days at The Dock I watched ladders being shifted and carried around, artists and technicians alike looking preoccupied and rather busy, the paint buckets came out and some serious installing went on behind those gallery doors! If you are free tomorrow - Friday the 29th of June - come along to the opening of our summer exhibition The Border at about 5.30pm. Great fun to be had, a nice chat, some good art and meeting the artists, or just a wander through the galleries. I can't help mentioning Jo and Mike Lewis' catering again, mmmm, they get me every time, best nibbles in the county in my humble opinion!

'This exciting new exhibition is an invitation to re-think and re-imagine the theory and practice of border making. The show features three artists whose individual projects raise questions about borders in their many manifestations... geographic, architectural, physical, conceptual... questions that might apply to our own locality as much as they might globally.'

Lets check this out

See you tomorrow, Your Dock Blogger

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