Archive for October, 2011

It’s still Halloween but Paul Durcan is on the way to us!

October 31, 2011

While the Hunters Moon is winding down we’re all still refining costumes, eating sweets and stoking the fires of scary Halloween traditions. I bet I’ll be called to do some face painting shortly, seems to be my part in this family at this stage!

But let me quickly tell ya what’s on around the corner, since I love the written word in the first place I have to let you in on those events, even if not Dock-based!

 There is a Special Halloween Written Word Weekend event at Knockvicar Organic Gardens, Co. Roscommon today, on Monday 31st October 7-9pm. Bring a scary story and share it around the clay (c)oven. It is Free admission, and don’t forget, the clock went back for the hour, so we’ll be having pitch darkness for our scary-ness alright! unfortunately, my most scary story book is in french, so I’ll have to rustle up something till 7pm tonight yet!

And then, drum roll and fanfare, speaking of my passion for the written word – Paul Durcan is coming to The Dock on Wednesday the 2nd of November at 8.30pm! Anyone who attended one of Paul Durcan’s electrifying readings can testify to the unique flavour of his work, … and what a flavour! Listen to him!

 Paul Durcan’s Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times he is full of a surreal rage against both order and disorder  Colm Toibin

 Last time at The Dock he read to a full house, so make sure you get that ticket soon, otherwise you may be on the wrong side of the door, that wouldn’t be fun, not alone for the cranky weather! See you on Wednesday, I guess Carrick’s poets will be in the crowd once again and it will be another poetry event at The Dock to remember! Welcome Paul Durcan!

Your Dock Blogger


Hunters Moon in Carrick

October 30, 2011

I am not in the county, but word on the street has it that Hunters Moon is in full swing, people are lovin’ it,  Carrick is shining, beaming, rumbling, celebrating…

If you haven’t made your way into town yet, go on, join the fun! You’ll be just in time for the  Day of the Dead Parade  starting at The Dock’s door steps this evening!

Happy Halloween, Your D B

Happy Halloween from The Dock!

October 29, 2011

Wishing you a Happy Halloween folks, be safe and sound this weekend to not end up like this poor ole witch!

Otherwise, here is a hilarious cat litter cake recipe for the kids, start checking the presses for all those ingredients, the young ones will love the disgustingness of it!

Hunters Moon is in full swing, and the streets a filling with little ghosts and Frankensteins, some big ones too actually, … and Natalia is  calling all Leitrim kids to the Halloween Dress up Film in the cine-mobile at the Dock this Sunday at 4:45pm!  Prizes for best dressed boy/girl/and best dressed adult! The Film is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, already a classic in my house! The whole show to be followed by the Day of the Dead Parade leaving from the steps of the Dock! Get your outfits and costumes ready, everything goes! 

All i can say, the daughter wants to dress up as a geek. Where are those days when it was straight forward vampires, witches and little devils? ;o)

Happy Halloween, Your D B

Scary Movies for Halloween

October 27, 2011

Here’s the line-up for the Halloween and Schlock Cinema Films that will be shown as part of the Hunters Moon Festival. Festival Ticket Holders get in to the films for free. Otherwise it is 5 euro per film. The Mobile Cinema will be parked by the LCC Offices, I guess we can’t miss it once we peep our heads around that corner of the town!

Saturday 5:00 PM: BUCKET OF BLOOD

 Saturday 6:45 pm: THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI with an original soundtrack by STEPHEN RENNICKS (wow, our very own Stephen Rennicks, Stephen you ROCK!)

 Saturday 8:30 PM: WHITE ZOMBIE

Sunday 5:00 PM: SPECIAL HALLOWEEN KIDS FILM (Which one is it going to be? Hunters Mooners, once you chose, let us know!)

Sunday 6:45 PM: DEMENTIA 13 (My favourite title here on the list, but didn’t watch the trailer yet!)

 Sunday 8:30 PM: DEAD MEAT

Check out those movies, grab a friend for emotional support and come and get  the creeps together!

Your Scaredy cat Dock Blogger

Hunters Moon Festival in Carrick-on-Shannon

October 26, 2011

Guys, there is an exciting weekend just around the bend; The Hunters Moon Festival is waiting for our call!

The next three sentences I am stealing from their website for you, but I’ll link you to it as well for the full programme and ticket prices and options etc…

 Hunters Moon Music and Art Festival will take place on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of October in the Northwest of Ireland in Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim. Hunters Moon Festival is an experimental music, art and film festival combining unique visual art and music in the unique town of Carrick on Shannon. Tickets are available to all music events. There are festival tickets, day tickets and evening tickets on sale. Check the tickets page for full info.

There is free stuff too, open to everyone, so in times like these I am pointing that out especially, just to get a taste of what’s in store for us!

The Hunters Moon Arts Trail: An Arts Trail will wind its way through the streets on Carrick over the weekend of the festival. Maps of the Arts Trail are available at the Box Office. All art spaces are free and open to the public. Thanks to the keen eye and the hard work of our art curator, Caroline Walsh.

The Short Experimental Films Cinema: in the box office in Murtagh’s Courtyard, Main Street. Right down my street for that matter!

“Seek What They Sought” Art Exhibition by Tim Kerr: opening at 8 pm in the Jury Room of the Dock Arts Centre on Friday 28th of October. Looking bright and cheerful, come and have a drink and see the new art on those walls!

Deejays at Murtagh’s Bar – Friday 4 -8 pm and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 8 pm:  There will be festival deejays playing everything from folk rock to medieval bands to art rock discos in Murtagh’s Bar all through the weekend.  This is open and free to everyone!

Day of the Dead Procession: Sunday 30th October 6 – 7 pm, meet at the Dock Arts Centre. Whoa, sounding spooky scary – looks like bringing the small people along, do the whole fancy dress affair thing, and maybe put some sucky sweets into your pockets too, just in case!

There is a long line up of bands playing on all of the nights, I can’t even start typing them all down so you better check that website, the Weekend Tickets are available in THE LEITRIM DESIGN HOUSE leading up to the festival, whereas Tickets for night-time performances will go on sale from 8:30pm at The Dock for that evening’s performance and are available for purchase on the door (subject to availability, as always and of course!).

That covers it all? It probably didn’t, but it’s a start to get you nosy!

See you at the weekend, looks like one more perk to be had in town, Murtagh’s Bar as the main sponsor of the whole festival is offering 10% off all food for the attendees of the festival, I might meet you at that bar  too so!

in Halloween mode,

Your D B

Breffni Players in The Dock – Welcome Back!

October 26, 2011

I have to find out yet how last nights’ show went, I had to work, unfortunately, and only saw the big crowd gathering from afar. Well, no point moping about, but let me know how you loved it, folks, I’m all ears!

So tonight and tomorrow night then the Breffni Players for a double show, correctly said: two one act plays, Brenton versus Brenton & The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish. Whoever watched the Breffni Players on stage knows that there is a hilarious night out ahead of  youse, I cannot remember ever not being in stitches by them! What adds to my own joy and pleasure is to recognize local people on stage, your man from the pharmacy who sells you the better cough syrup, and oh my, your kids’ classroom teacher who informed you about your junior’s progress at the last parent teacher meeting. Those things make me giggle on top of the whole show, but then again, I have been told my sense of humour may need some getting used to. But see for yourselves tonight, when the most unlikely characters come to life on that stage, and only Orca the goldfish, and you, the audience will know what really happened! Enjoy!

Wednesday 26th October & Thursday 27th 8.30pm

And check them out here if you are new to them, you won’t regret it!


have a great night out, Your Dock Blogger

Dock Blogger Message for All of You

October 26, 2011

(with kind regards to The Reduced Shakespeare Company)

Thought it was a good one for you. Especially since I wrote a poem yesterday. And not even a lousy one at that!

Your D B

Green Door Leitrim in Pictures

October 25, 2011

If you have a minute or ten, have a look at the complete Photo Gallery of the Green Door Leitrim Weekend that took place a few weeks ago, it was a great success! A huge thanks you to all the homeowners, builders, architects, designers and volunteers who took part in the weekend. Check out the pics to get a sense for the inspirational weekend had by all involved!

One more Time Michelle Shocked

October 25, 2011
Bad news and good news! The bad is that there have been some cancellations for Michelle Shocked tonight. The good news is that 5 tickets have become available so if you fancy seeing the brilliant singer in the intimate surroundings of The Dock you can! 0719650828

Michelle Shocked second hand for the ones without tickets…

October 25, 2011

Good Morning guys, tonight is the night of whats promising to be a cool gig, so here a little peep for all the mere mortals without a ticket for tonight’s’ show, I don’t know if the last two have been snapped up already but there is nobody at the box office yet that I could ask that early in the morning…

Here you go, enjoy Michelle Shocked!