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Sat, Feb 03



Shifting Tides Project: Coastal Foraging Walk & Where Seaweed Dances Show

Embark on an enchanting coastal journey with Duileasc: Where Seaweed Dances!

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Shifting Tides Project: Coastal Foraging Walk & Where Seaweed Dances Show
Shifting Tides Project: Coastal Foraging Walk & Where Seaweed Dances Show

Time & Location

Feb 03, 2024, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM GMT

Carlingford, Church Road, Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland

About the event

Along the beautiful coastline of Carlingford Lough, the tradition of seaweed foraging was a springtime ritual, deeply rooted in the symbiotic dance between the local community and the bountiful coastline. As the land awakens from winter's slumber, a new project, Shifting Tides, is starting and as its first activity hopes to draw people from around the Lough to the shores to partake in and explore the age-old practices that not only nourish the body with the myriad health benefits of seaweed and coastal plants, but also fosters a broader sense of well-being, intertwining the threads of tradition, vitality, and the rejuvenating essence of spring.

Join us for a mesmerizing family-friendly day that begins with a coastal foraging walk, seamlessly transitioning into the ethereal world of Duileasc's captivating matinee performance, Where Seaweed Dances.  Book your tickets separately for each event, and you can let the magic unfold as the foraging walk effortlessly leads you to the venue for an unforgettable show.

  • 1.30pm-3pm: Coastal Foraging Walk (meet at the Heritage Centre at 1.30pm and wear suitable outdoor clothing)
  • 3pm-4pm: Seeweed Dances Show (Heritage Centre, suitable for all ages).


About the Show

 Duileasc, is a collaboration led by Danae Wollen and Samuel Arnold Keane. It is a unique performance which intertwines live music, movement, and the ancient ritual of seaweed gathering. Explore the intersection of art, nature, and human connection through a rich tapestry of storytelling and dreamscape.

Duileasc's journey began as a spontaneous conversation, evolving into a conscious exploration of merging art forms. "Where Seaweed Dances" draws inspiration from coastal living and seaweed foraging workshops, crafting an immersive experience rooted in daily practice, shared world views, imagination, and artistic values. It emerged from seaweed foraging workshops along the coasts of Wicklow, Dublin, and West Cork. Beyond traditional foraging, the performance incorporates story and dreamscape, exploring how humans connect with the environment. The performance delves into the intertidal zone, where the sea offers and reclaims every 6 hours and 12 minutes, seen through the eyes of a forager. A poetic exploration of nature's dance, where salt air tingles, clay knows sand, water craves stone, and seaweed comes alive.

There is a magic line Where salt air tingles and dances with dust Where clay of soil knows grain of sand Where water holds appetite for stone W When tide pulls - birds flock, people gather Where seaweed dances 

Samuel Arnold Keane ‘Ancient ecological relationships come to life through performance...’

‘Their movements are elemental, expressing not only the swaying of the seaweed beneath the swell but also the forager  who treads the shore.’

- Alexander McMaster, The Irish Times


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