Carrick-on-Shannon 400 celebrations are set to culminate this Saturday.

The year-long celebrations marking Carrick-on-Shannon’s 400th anniversary come to a close on Saturday, November 16 with a free open air event featuring street theatre, aerial dance and a large-scale digital display covering the entire front of The Dock, Carrick on Shannon.

The year-long celebrations marking Carrick-on-Shannon’s 400th anniversary come to a close on Saturday, November 16 with a free open air event featuring street theatre, aerial dance and a large-scale digital display covering the entire front of The Dock, Carrick on Shannon.

The digital production entitled ‘A Shannon Story’ is a half-hour montage of animation and street theatre which will be projected onto The Dock. It will comprise of beautiful imagery and entertaining high jinks and escapades, and will also feature mesmerising aerial dance from Paperdolls Dance Company.

The production is made possible through the sponsorship of Cold Chon Ltd and will be presented by Buí Bolg Street Theatre Company and Avtek Productions.

The show will begin at 5.30pm and end at 6.00pm and a later show will start at 8pm and end at 8.30pm. Following the 8pm show, The Dock is hosting a free night of great music and audio visual treats with acclaimed DJ and radio presenter Donál Dineen.

The viewing area for the event will be the section of St. George’s Terrace in front of The Dock from the Tennis Courts to the Council buildings. This is a free event and there is no booking for ‘A Shannon Story’ required. Stewards will be allowing people into the viewing area from 30 minutes before the start time (5pm for the 5.30pm event and 7.30pm for the 8.00pm event). Any wheelchair users are asked to contact organisers in advance.