Meet Anne & Denis who talk about their two year solar journey on the island’s waterways, show you their studies and observations of nature and tell of their encounters with artists, activists and scientists who explore with them the problems and promises of the freshwater environment.

Meet Eleanor Hooker, a writer living in North Tipperary, who will read a selection of her poetry and talk to us about some local environmental issues. Eleanor is the author of three collections of poetry. Her third collection with the Dedalus Press, Of Ochre and Ash was launched in 2021; A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published in 2016 and her debut, The Shadow Owner's Companion in 2013. She is a helm and Press Officer for the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat.

Meet artist Aideen Barry, who will talk about her work and about some of the environmental issues that she has discovered since setting up home with her family in North Tipperary. Aideen’s work, generous and engaged, has flourished internationally in recent years and she returns home after her travels across the world with many a story to tell and much to show. On Friday evening 12 May she will host a special Eco Showboat event at her home on the slopes of the Silvermines.



Dromineer Harbour, Co. Tipperary

The Whiskey Still, E45 EH21




2:30 pm

On Wednesday 10th May the Eco Showboat Mayfly will dock at Dromineer Harbour to take part in Tipperary Bealtaine Festival. You are invited to join us for this wonderful afternoon of poetry, art and of course some refreshments.


Eneanor Hooker reading at the Eco Showboat event at Dromineer in 2022

Join Anne, Denis, Eleanor and Aideen for tea and coffee.

4:30 pm