The Eco Showboat will once again visit Boyle’s Lough Key this weekend and will dock in Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday July 31st with series of events planned for the afternoon.
(This is a change of venue from previously advertised Doon Shore and proceedings will take place in the visitor centre in the Park from 2.30pm to 5.30pm)
The Eco Showboat Expedition 2022 is a four-month arts voyage from Limerick to Enniskillen aboard the Mayfly, the flagship of the Eco Showboat project, and the first solar electric boat to make this journey.
The Mayfly docked at Boyle Marina on Sunday last, and despite the inclement weather, an afternoon of fascinating waterside events took place in the extraordinary Pangolin Pavilion, a pop-up shelter made from 30 striped umbrellas.
Artist and speleology fan Padraig Cunningham who lives in Boyle, joined by members of the Shannon Caver Group, will discuss his current project, Pulse of a Stone, which explores the mapping of the Shannon Cave, a snaking underground passageway that crosses under the border from County Fermanagh to County Cavan. We project a fascinating film about a speleological group using dyes to explore an underground water course further along the Erne River. Padraig will exhibit sculptural work based on the map of the Shannon Cave along with a video work made in Carrowmore caves in Geevagh.
Following Padraig Cunningham, Artist Anna Macleod will be joined on Sunday by biologist Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn, Tommy Earley from Mount Allen Eco Farm and musician Shahab Cooke to celebrate the mayfly on the shore of Lough Key.
The set events for Doon Shore, Lough Key
2.30 PM LIVE FOR A DAY / EPHEMERA / MAYFLY
Waterside conversation with artist Anna Macleod and Padraig Cunningham exhibition
3.15 PM The Mayfly and Other Aquatic Insects as Indicators of Water Quality
Waterside conversation & demonstration with biologist Dr. Mary Kelly-Quinn
4 PM SHAHAB COOHE
ALL AFTERNOON SLOW LOOKING
A School of Looking Workshop
5 PM RIVER MOVIE
FIRST SCENES Screening.
All events before 5 pm can be booked through Eventbrite (The Events are free)