The Dock Programme Overview Winter Season 2019

dock2The Dock  Programme Overview Winter Season 2019

Visual Arts

a consequence of – a breather of air

 Maud Cotter

7th September -2nd November 2019

a consequence of – a breather of air is a solo exhibition by the artist Maud Cotter which takes in the three galleries in The Dock. It is the second iteration of a body of work developed through three leading venues over three years; The Limerick City Gallery of Art, in 2018, The Dock, 2019, and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane in 2020. This is an evolving body of work affirms the mercurial landscape of the mind and the gallery as a place where matter and consciousness mingle. Cotters work plays with scale and balance, the modular and replicable and the precariousness of the familiar. She references the mathematical and the random and all that evokes a world of upheaval. Her works will respond to various scales of the galleries and combine an apparent simplicity with a powerful sense of complexity and joy in the materials of the everyday; cascading plastics, the visceral liner qualities of paint, gracefully balanced extruded metals with the tensions of their grounding.

Exhibition associated event

Sat 7th September


Exhibition opening and Maud Cotter in discussion with Domo Baal, Director of DomoBaal Gallery , London


Red Lines

Alan Phelan

16th November 2019  -4th January 2020

Gallery 1

Over the past three years Alan Phelan has been working on reviving the Joly Screen process, a forgotten colour photography process invented in the 1890s in Dublin by John Joly, a physics professor from Trinity College. This exhibition at The Dock marks the first major exhibition for this new body of work. The photographs are comprised of the sheet film from a large format camera and a colour screen. The Joly process is unusual as it’s not a chemical process but instead filters light on exposure and display to create colour. Phelans images have nostalgic feel and reference historic flower paintings, which are made in collaboration with amateur flower arrangers. For Phelan this is an opportunity to expand his interest in participatory practices, art making that involves working with others to expand the notion of authorship into a shared activity, one that remains unfixed and creating agency as well as new knowledge in this early photographic process.


NowHere: Factual Non-Sense

Jeff Gibbons

Curated by Jo Melvin

16th November 2019 – 4th January 2020

Gallery 2

Jeff Gibbons’ paintings fuses phrases and letters with image and colour in a playful manner. Referential and quirky, the application of paint as shape and form echo the subtle, and at times, obvious always direct deadpan humour of his work. His titles describe a way of working and thinking through painting. ‘How to solve This’, ‘WHAT This IS, This IS WHAT?’ He paints familiar everyday objects, cups, glasses, bottles, tables, flowers, birds and the family dog all feature. These are interspersed with words, sometimes fragmented by a change of colour, so that for instance ‘NOWHERE’ is graphically now here. The way the letters are formed similarly plays with different styles of handwriting. These range from careful inscriptions to flourishes of signature. Painting immediately accessible phrases culled from diverse sources, signage, lyrics, or statements about art, makes a direct overture to the viewer. The paintings bring together observations from different ways of making paintings.

Free Gallery Tours

Here at The Dock we offer free tours of our exhibitions for primary, post-primary classes and additional-needs pupils and their teachers on a year-round basis.

Our exhibitions vary greatly and offer an ideal opportunity to explore contemporary topics and mediums. The tours can be tailored to the specific needs of your group, and your learning objectives.

Tours offer a great opportunity for pupils and teachers to explore and engage with the arts outside the classroom, offering great food for thought and inspiration for further exploration. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

For all school tour queries:

contact Laura Mahon

T: 071 9650828

E: [email protected]




Photo © Colin Gillen/
Photo © Colin Gillen/

Goitse Friday 4th October 8pm €16/€14

Since forming at Limerick’s Irish World Academy the group has become a leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. With four critically acclaimed recordings and a year round

touring schedule that brings them to venues from Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad, which make each performance unique.

Iron Mountain Literature Festival 2019 Saturday 5th October

Two of Ireland’s best-loved and popular authors, Marian Keyes and Michael Harding, are special guests at this year’s Iron Mountain Festival at the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim on Saturday October 5th. They will read from their work and discuss writing, social media, literary and popular fiction and their lives as writers.

The festival will also feature Professor Luke Gibbons who will give the inaugural John McGahern Memorial Lecture, celebrated actor Adrian Dunbar, who will a give reading from McGahern’s work and discuss his favourite literature and his career in theatre, film and television. Poet Alice Lyons will lead a writing workshop and there will be a series of readings with music in Ballinaglera, at the foot of the Iron Mountain, Sliabh an Iarainn on Sunday October 6th.

The winner of the 2019 John McGahern Literary Award will be announced as part of the festival.

Pat Kinevane ‘Before’ Wednesday 9th October 8pm €18/€16

From the team that brought you Forgotten, Underneath and the Olivier Award-winning Silent, Before is a new play with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts – for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…

Before was commissioned by Fishamble and was developed with the support of the Arts

Council, National Theatre Studio (London), Pavilion Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra,

Georganne Aldrich Heller, Robert Leroy, and The Strollers Touring Network.

Pat Kinevane - "Before"

Dirt Birds Self Help Friday 18th 8pm €20/€18

A rip roaring two hours of comedy gold, hilarious sketch comedy & stand up.

If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up.

boxty_2_620_430_90_c1Leitrim Boxty Festival Saturday 19th October

This inaugural one day festival event will celebrate Leitrim as the home of Boxty. From recipes handed down from generation to generation Boxty has graced the breakfast, lunch and dinner plates of many who enjoy this most authentic Irish food.

Join us to celebrate our heritage dish through poetry, music, song, art workshops and dance.   With an exhibition of Folklore Essays and archive materials learn more Boxty making, its customs and traditions.  Meet the Leitrim Boxty producers and sample their delicious goods!  Hear their food stories and discover what makes the perfect Boxty!  Join the food trail for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner and discover ‘Boxty Re-imagined’ in the many cafes and restaurants in Carrick on Shannon.

We will also crown the Leitrim’s Best Boxty Maker 2019 at an evening gala with food, music and dance?  If you fancy wearing the crown yourself then enter the competition!

twilightBeez Neez Theatre Company presents Twilight 21st to 24th October 8pm €18

The world premiere of John McDwyer’s new play, Twilight.  Two friends, who haven’t met for over thirty five years meet for coffee on the balcony of a hotel.  Why have they not met for all this time and why are they meeting now?  McDwyer’s play, whilst containing trade mark humour is a serious exposition of how life choices bring their own consequences.  Through a series of denouements, the two friends, the reason for their estrangement revealed, finally find common ground from which they can move on.  Featuring two All-Ireland Award winning actors, the author and Tom Walsh, Twilight is a play which will give much food for thought and discussion.  It plays for four performances only in The Dock.

Sessions on The Shannon Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October

A lively weekend of ceol agus craic with 48 musicians playing sessions in 15 pubs throughout the town. Musicians from the four corners come together to play the sessions of their lives!



Carlos Sweeney McCartin Friday 15th  November, 8pm  €16/€14

Join Dylan Carlos, Cein Sweeney and John McCartin as they perform a set of driving reels and jigs These three superb musicians have recently released a self titled new album of Irish Traditional Music on Fiddle, Flute and Guitar.   The album featured special guests George McAdam, Donal Lunny and John Joe Kelly. You never know who might turn up on the night! We hope that you will.


The Irish Guitar Quartet Friday 22nd November, 8pm Tickets €18

An evening with Ireland’s leading Guitar Quartet

The Irish Guitar Quartet is comprised of Ireland’s most talented and versatile classical guitarists and is one of Ireland’s premier instrumental ensembles. Jerry Creedon, David Keating, Fiona Falvey and Aengus Kirakowski have garnered international acclaim as soloists. Each member contributes towards the creation of exciting, dynamic and engaging musical performances. The Irish Guitar Quartet invites audiences to experience and enjoy a variety of musical styles including Latin, Far East, Folk and American classics.


Both Sides of The Lough Wednesday 27th November 8pm Tickets €16

The culmination of a joint project with Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, this celebratory concert will showcase a wealth of creativity and talent across Leitrim and Sligo in a concert that merges traditional and classical communities in both counties. The concert here in Carrick on Shannon is an intimate iteration of the gala premiere performance of Both Sides of The Lough with string quartet and orchestra that is being held at Lisadell, Sligo on Sunday 17th November

Featuring a selection of traditional music, this intimate concert will also feature newly commissioned music from prolific composer Michael Rooney who will be joined on The Dock stage by Stephen Doherty, David Doocey, John Joe Kelly and a string quartet led by Niamh Crowley. Building to a magnificent crescendo this concert will also showcase youth traditional music groups from across the Sligo and Leitrim.


Moya Brennan & Cormac De Barra Friday 29th November  8pm   €25

Moya Brennan, the Voice of Clannad, with harp virtuoso, Cormac De Barra, bring their enchanting Voices & Harps live show to The Dock to their new, critically acclaimed album, Timeless, along with a rich selection of traditional favourites and songs from their own repertoires.

Moya and Cormac’s live shows are a spectacle of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony. Moya’s haunting, timeless vocals and Cormac’s mastery of the harp pay homage not only to their vibrant Irish traditional heritage but also to their grasp of contemporary musical forms.  They will be joined on stage by a superb band that includes Aisling Jarvis (Guitar, Bouzouki) and Paul Jarvis (Percussion, Keys). The band have been winning audiences around Europe during the last 2 years.



Eleanor Shanley Thursday  5th  December 8pm Tickets €20

An intimate concert with Eleanor Shanley

The last time Eleanor Shanley graced The Dock stage was with her group Garadice. We are delighted that she is back with us again for an intimate solo performance.

Eleanor Shanley is one of the most loved and respected vocalists in Ireland. Nearly 30 years since starting her musical career as a vocalist with De Danann, and her voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone in 1990. Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs Eleanor has  has worked with many great musicians through the years and also recorded with The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and too many more both at home & internationally to mention here. Treat yourself and/or a loved one to an ealry Christmas present and join Eleanor as she celebrates music and song. Don’t delay though as these shows will sell out.


Leonard Barry, Declan Folan & Shane Mc Gowan Wednesday  11th December, 8pm €16

Multi winning Sligo based trio who draw their music from the their native couniies of Sligo and Kerry. They released their new album “Hurry the Jug” earlier this year and we are dleighted to have them in Carrick on Shannon to perform tunes from it and from their extensive repetoire. These three highly regarded players have shared the stage and recorded with some of the greats of music including Zakeer Hussain, Dervish, Kevin Burke, Lunasa, Sean Keane, Lisa O’Neill and Luka Bloom to name a few. Join us for what promises to be a great night of music.


In Search of Beethoven Friday 13th December 8pm Tickets €10


“This film will make you rush to a concert hall or the nearest classical music store to savour Beethoven’s compositions” The Telegraph

In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried.

It delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting. In Search of Beethoven brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer.

“It was so terrific, I wept” Mail on Sunday

“Superb” The Telegraph

“This film will make you rush to a concert hall or the nearest classical music store to savour Beethoven’s compositions” The Telegraph

The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others.

The film has been called the best film ever made on Beethoven – and is the choice of the Beethoven Haus (Beethoven’s birthplace) as the ‘go to’ film on Beethoven.

Running Time 139 minutes

January 2020

Sharon Shannon with Alan Connor Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th January 8pm €22.50

After several years’ touring with her eponymous Big Band, Irish accordion genius Sharon Shannon’s current live format partners her one-on-one with multi-instrumentalist and singer Alan Connor.


Freshly distilled material, from across Shannon’s extensive back catalogue, is further enriched by O’Connor’s ingenious live looping of his piano, mandolin and guitar accompaniment.


Her high -octane brand of trad music, is complimented by Alan Connor, who provides a new and highly effective accompaniment. With the use of a foot-stomp providing the beat and his boogie-woogie style on the piano, his music owes its origins in sound more to the tradition of New Orleans and the old blues masters than any Irish tradition. Alan also plays electric guitar and with the use of loops manages to combine all these instruments simultaneously.


This provides a perfect match for Sharon’s ripping accordion and the duo can easily segue from a Ledbelly song into a newly composed reel by Sharon without missing a beat or batting an eyelid.


Sparks fly between this pair as the energy and sound created by both together is at once powerful and compelling.



Classic Cinema


Classic Cinema : On Golden Pond  Tuesday 8th October  11.30am  €5

Staring Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda

Norman ( Fonda)  is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea (Jane Fonda ). At Golden Pond, he and his wife ( Hepburn )nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.


€5 covers ticket price and teas, coffees& biscuits on arrival. Should anyone in your party have mobility difficulties please let us know when booking.


Traditional Music Classes with Pádraig Sweeney

Resume Wednesday 4th September –

Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm. Pádraig teaches whistle and flute and is a very popular teacher. To book a place please contact Pádraig directly on 0868112871


University of the Third Age – 1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month –

U3A is a worldwide movement which seeks to encourage older people to take part in educational and cultural activities and help them to teach and learn from each other in a friendly and informal setting.  Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in learning for its own sake. The Dock is delighted to host regular meetings of the U3A here and would encourage anyone interested to come and join the group.Contact Linda Morgan 086 407 6312

Circle Dancing

Monday mornings 11.00am to 12.30pm

No dance experience needed.  Teaching and dancing happen in a supportive, fun and relaxed atmosphere. For details about dancing or to book contact Derrie on 087 275 2192     [email protected]


The Nightingals – Ladies choir   Wednesday’s 1pm – 2.30pm, from 4th  September.  €30 per month

A fun-loving group of ladies led by energetic professional Ilse Lubbers, they sing a varied repertoire in two- or three-part harmony.  Anyone is welcome to join, the only requirement is enthusiasm.

Practice is Wednesday mornings in The Dock 1to 2.30pm.  Contact Ilse Lubbers on 087 183071.


Sing Together 

Thursdays from 19th September 7-9pm 12 yrs +

This very popular weekly event with Sarah Garden is back. If you love singing in the shower or the car then this is for you! Join a friendly group of people to learn new songs taught by ear from a variety of genres; jazz, pop, gospel, world and ballads( we do a bit of everything). We do a bit of harmony too. No-one sings alone & no previous experience is necessary. Build confidence, strengthen your voice, help your breathing, meet new people and have FUN.




 Improve your French with a native speaker

Tuesday from 17th September  to  7th of November  1pm -2pm

Thursdays from  19th of September to the 5th November. 5.15pm -6.15pm

Fee €80  for 8 weeks

Do you want to revive your  school French or to improve on your existing ability ?  Join French native Caroline who will work with  small groups of 8-10 peopl to learn together  in a very relaxed environment.


Writing workshops with author Gerry Boland.

Saturday mornings from 10.15am – 11.45am commencing 14th September.  6 weeks for  €75.


Gerry Boland is an author and a poet, with nine published books, the latest being his debut collection of short stories, The Far Side of Happiness. He has many years’ experience of leading writing workshops. In this series of one-and-a-half-hour workshops based around the short stories of John McGahern. Six stories will be read, analysed and discussed, McGahern was a master of the short story form and it is hoped that all participants will learn much about their own writing and this appreciation and exploration of McGahern’s extraordinary work.


 Circle Dancing Monday mornings at 11am to 12.30pm  €12

Derrie teaches circle dances from all over the world as well as her own choreographed dances to beautiful and inspirational music. The aim always is to experience the joy of dancing with others and to create a sense of well-being and togetherness. No dance experience is needed. The teaching of simple steps and dancing happen in a supportive, fun and relaxed atmosphere. New dancers are always welcome. For details about dancing or to confirm dates contact Derrie on 087 275 2192 or [email protected]


Writers @ The Dock Saturdays from 12 to 1.30pm

These are informal weekly workshops with author and poet Gerry Boland at The Dock for those who would like to improve their writing skills. These are popular sessions so please contact Gerry Boland in advance of turning up for your first session, just to check that there are spaces available [email protected] 087 639 7557.  There is a cost of €5 towards room rental costs


Word Corner Cafe  October 8th 6pm-7:30pm Free

Do you have a story to tell, some poetry or short prose written in a notebook that you would like to get some feedback on? Could you offer feedback to other writers? Word Corner Café is an informal monthly get together for sharing stories, poetry and other word works with other people. If you want feedback you can get some but, if not, people are just happy to hear your work in a friendly constructive atmosphere. If you would like to take part, just come along. Everyone is welcome.


Adult Yin Autumn Yoga Wednesday mornings at 11am Duration 60 mins

New terms start on:  Wednesday 11th September & Wednesday 23rd October

€60 for the 6 week term

Yin yoga is the class to choose if you want to calm the mind and stretch the body.

It is great for people who want to gain flexibility in a relaxing mindful class.

Benefits attributed to yoga – increased flexibility and strength, more energy and better posture – should be enough to get anyone on the mat!

Tara says that “Every-body can practice yoga, come with an open mind, leave the ego at the door & experience it for yourself”


Open Trad Sessions for all

Mondays from 23rd September -11th November 6-7pm Admission free

Come all to The Dock for our open trad seisiún led by the brilliant young musican Stephen Doherty. These sessions are for alll ages, and for any who can play a tune on the fiddle, bodhrán, harp, concertina, or any instrument at all (including non-traditional instruments) are welcome to come along try new tunes and connect with other interested musicians. Families are invited to come, listen and enjoy.

Weekend Painting Workshop with Anna Quinn

 23rd & 24th Nov €80, 11-4pm

Ann Quinn’s oil painting masterclasses are hugely popular and suitable for adults of all levels of skill. Through demonstrations, Ann will cover many different painting techniques and ways to use artist mediums – getting outside the traditional method of only painting with a brush.


Education & Learning for children

3d-line-and-shadow-drawing-workshop-with-nollaig-molloy3D LINE AND SHADOW DRAWING WORKSHOP – with Nollaig Molloy

Saturday 12th October 2019 11:00 – 12:30   Age: 9 -14 Years old €6

Using a variety of found and everyday materials, the workshop will explore some of the ideas found in Maud Cotter’s solo exhibition.  By examining variety of materials which are solid, hollow, translucent, and structured you will create temporary large scale 3D line drawings and learn the importance of drawing as a starting point but also as a center point in the process of making. The sculptural pieces will cast shadows and lead to further drawing experiments both simple, complex in shape and line.

Nollaig Molloy is a visual artist based between Belfast and Roscommon.

rockbabies_620_430_90_c1Rock Babies Sat 12 October,  11am & 1pm  Age 0-3yrs €8 Babies & €4 for accompanying adult

Our popular music series especially for smallies.

In association with  Hawk’s Well Theatre & Roscommon Arts Centre

A series of short concerts specifically designed for parents, grandparents and carers to enjoy in the company of babies, toddlers and young children. Come and experience the a host of rock, nursery rhymes and kids songs as Tabby Callaghan wins you and your baby over with his groovy rifftasticness! You know your smallie was born to rock!

Duration: 40 mins


Baby Bugs Oct 29th, Nov 26th, Dec 17th 10.30-11.30am €8

Age 3 to 16 baby-bugsmonths

Duration 60 minutes

Baby Bugs is a relaxed class for babies and their parents or caregivers to explore natural play objects, play silks and natural sounds. There will be some information for all parents and caregivers to bring home and continue their exploration with their baby in their own time. Baby Bugs classes are child led. Jessica O’Rourke of ‘Mud Bugs’ will encourage all parents to follow their baby’s lead. At Baby Bugs, you will be given the chance to slow down and observe your baby’s learning.

‘Mud Bugs’ work is a blend of the Scandinavian Forest School pedagogy with nature-based activities.

baby-and-toddler-morningsBaby & Toddler Yoga & Family Yoga  with Tara Kllleen Saturday Nov 2nd & 23rd

Duration of class: 30 mins

A fun family yoga class where as a family you’ll get to learn yoga posses through storytelling, adventure, dance and music, with yoga teacher Tara Killeen who is a certified Rainbow  Yoga Instructor.

12:00-12:30 Baby Yoga €8 per session

Aged 18 months to 4 years €8 per session

12:30- 1:00 Toddler Yoga

Age 5+ with an adult €6

1:30- 2:00: Family Yoga

Baby yoga involves some gentle nurturing moves for Baby & Mum or Dad, with some soft songs and rhymes that promote baby’s brain development and key skills that baby needs to master in the first year of their life. Gross motor skills, hand/eye co-ordination, fine motor skills, get to socialise and have fun with other babies.

Toddler Yoga is for children aged 18 months to 4 years. It offers a structured base for parents to exercise and have fun with their children, promoting strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation to contrast with energetic activity.

family-mud-bugsFamily Mud Bugs Oct 5th & Dec 8th  1:00- 2:00pm €6

For ages +5 and parents

Come join Mud Bugs for a morning of art, crafts and nature activities. Mud Bugs is all about immersing children into the natural world. We will be exploring all sorts of natural wonders such as how seeds grow and what bugs need to thrive.

‘Mud Bugs’ work is a blend of the Scandinavian Forest School pedagogy with nature-based activities.


Art, Dance and Yoga Halloween workshop Saturday  Oct 26th

Morning workshop (1.5hour)

10:00-11:30 am : 4-7 years. Cost €15 per child. (Parents must stay on the premises at all times)

Afternoon workshop (2hours)

12:00-2:00pm: 8-12 year, cost €20 per child

A  magical journey into the world of Halloween!

A celebrative journey using art, dance and yoga with Halloween as the main theme, with a melting pot of creativity, mindfulness and play with artist Kate Murtagh Sheridan, dance teacher Victoria Walker and yoga instructor Tara Killeen.

You will get to design & make their scary Halloween masks using recyclable material  and learn spooky Yoga spooky poses & dance moves with a mindfulness meditation session at the end.

Bookings can be made through the dock box office on 0719650828 or online at


IFI School Film at The Dock

French Film for Schools

Tuesday 15th October  10:30am

€5 per students & teachers free

This year’s French language film choice is a Francophone region story from Canada ‘Une Colonie (A Colony)’

We continue our involvement with the IFI (Irish Film Institute) educational school programme which links films with post-primary curriculum with a screening of a French language film for TY / Senior Cycle .  Study Guides are available for schools through the IFI website to support the film.

The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. The IFI supports film in school curriculum and promoting moving image culture for young audiences.

‘This screening is presented in association with IFI Education’.


Baby & Toddlers Mornings

Thursday Oct 10th, Nov 14th, Wed 4th Dec  11am – 12.30pm

Baby & adult: €8.00   (Free tea/coffee)

One of our most popular and thoroughly enjoyable regular events with artist Naomi Draper. Naomi designs wonderfully original and immersive activities that keep both toddlers and parents alike enthralled and engaged in creative fun together. Book in advance as spaces are limited.

Please note that each workshop must be booked and paid for separately.


Leitrim Youth Theatre Company.

Youth Theatre returns to The Dock and we are delighted to welcome two new tutors who will work with the different groups over the coming months

Margaret Kilcoyne

Maggie holds an MA in Acting from East 15 Drama School, London. She has worked extensively as an actor, voiceover artist and as a drama facilitator in the UK, Ireland and Italy. She has just finished a voiceover series with RTE junior ‘As the Crow’s Fly’ which will be aired on RTE Junior Radio next year.  As a drama teacher and facilitator she has worked with the Shakespeare schools foundation for the last seven years, an award winning company which encourages young people’s inclusivity and participation in Shakespeare in schools across the UK.  Maggie is absolutely delighted to be working with Leitrim Youth Theatre in the beautiful environs of The Dock.

Sonia Norris

For the past few years Sonia has been working in Manorhamilton and Sligo co-running the Rabbits Riot Theatre Company where she produces a variety of theatrical experiences from one person shows to the Christmas pantomime to immersive, sight specific theatre. Before co-founding the theatre company Sonia received her BA Honours in Performing Arts, Theatre Design and worked with the International Beckett Festival with Sophie Hunter and Adrian Dunbar.


Light & Photography workshop

Saturday Nov 9th

Age 8+

Create  artwork inspired by Alan Phelan’s  exhibition ‘Red Lines’ and how he uses photography in his work Working with artist Anna Leask you will be introduced to a number of processes in photography and alternative ways to capture light through print.

STEAM workshops at The Dock

Saturday Dec 7th

Inspire young people to create, invent and make with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM) in our two Christmas workshops

Motion with Motors : Scribble Bot

Age  7+


This is a perfect activity to introduce design and engineering skills in a fun and engaging way.

You will learn about electronics and how circuits can be used to power a gear motor. You will design and build a Scribble Bot that makes automatic art.

Build Your Own Mini-Speaker

Age 12+


An introduction to circuitry, soldering and PCBs (Printed Circuit  Board) , for anyone interested in sound and music. Produce your own mini-speaker so you can play music from either a phone or an instrument.

wintermarket_603_402_90_c1Winter Market at The Dock returns 7th and 8th December –   We are inviting applications from local artists, crafters and makers.

To apply for a stall please email [email protected] with images and information about your product.

The Market will take place on Saturday the 7th of December from 10 am – 5 pm and  Sunday 8th  of December from 12 – 5 pm.

Keep up to date on our Facebook page:

This will be a great day out for the whole family with something for everyone.

Please note! This year we will be asking both stall holders and attendees to do their best to go plastic-free with products, packaging, shopping bags, coffee cups and water bottles.