Fun Family Entertainment at glór

Bosco hansel and gretel

glór, in Ennis, Co Clare brings to you the best of local, national and international arts and entertainment for all ages. Here’s what is on at glor for young people and families.

February events at glor

glór Ennis have a full line up of events for families this February 2018 including:

Little Folk on Tour with Kyle Riley on February 3rd at 10.30am & 12.30pm

Public Spinning a FREE event presented by the mid-western spinners and textiles group on February 3rd from 12pm to 2pm

Bosco Meets Hansel and Gretel by The Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre on February 17th at 1.30pm

Bosco hansel and gretel

Rithimí Nua presented by glór and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance are a series of FREE lunchtime concerts showcasing the development of traditional music and dance in an informal setting. February 8th at 1pm and March 8th and April 12th.

Keith Barry’s Magic Madhouse on February 11th at 8pm

The Jarlath Henderson Band a BYOK (bring your own kids event) is on February 22nd from 8pm

Entertainment for all the Family with March Events at glór

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee

entertainment at glor Ennis for families

Branar Teatar do Pháistí and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children present Uoo Mee Wee.

Uoo and Mee
Walk the same
Talk the same
Do everything the same…

Until one day, one of them decides to do something different!!
Uoo, Mee, Wee is a charming and playful show that explores what happens when things change. It is a humorous tale of finding your feet and having the courage to be different. Created for children aged 3-6, years, performed by Neasa Ní Chuanaigh & Jay Ryan, it is a non-verbal show with an original score by Micheal Chang.
glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
17 Mar.  12.30 & 2.30pm
€8/€6 Children
Box Office 065-6843103 or

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Manipulation

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This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry in a fun and energetic environment.
Learn how to make a puppet walk, ask a question with just a look and tell a story using just the puppet and no words. Age range: 8+

glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
17 Mar 12.30pm
Box Office 065-6843103 or

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Making

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for children to explore the world of puppetry by designing and creating their very own puppets.
Children will create a paper puppet, learn foundational puppetry skills, create a group story with their paper puppet and present a story to the rest of the group. Ages 8+
glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
17 Mar 2.30pm
Box Office 065-6843103 or

Imagination Playground

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Let your imagination run wild by designing and building your very own playground with Brici Spraoi’s Imagination Playground. This is an innovative big block system designed to encourage child-directed free-play and allows children to build, invent, and create in a fun and collaborative setting. Be it a rocket, a castle or a time machine, the possibilities are endless!  Suitable for Ages 3-10

glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
17 Mar. Sessions as follows: Please pre-book
11am -12pm; 12-1pm; 1.45-2.45pm; 2.45 -3.45pm; 3.45-4.45pm
Box Office 065-6843103 or

Easter SongSchool Easter Camps for Kids

Glor Songschool Workshops Easter Camps for kids

If you like strumming a chord or rapping a word, then join us for this awesome experience.
You’ll spend four days this Easter writing and jamming up ideas. You’ll collaborate with others to write, arrange, rehearse and perform original in a one off showcase in glór.

All levels and interests welcome.  Suitable for ages 12-18

glór, Causeway Link, Ennis, Co. Clare
Mon 26 – Thurs 29 March, 10am – 4pm daily, 
Finale concert Thursday 29 March, 6.30pm – 7.15pm,

€90/€160 2 siblings

Box Office 065-6843103 or

Winter Family and Kids events at glor

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Frozen Sing Along at glor

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There’s a Frozen Sing Along on Saturday 9 December, Face Painting 4 – 5.15pm / Film at 5.30pm, €8 for adults/€6 for children. Join in the Frozen fun this December for a fun filled sing-along with everyone’s favourite princesses.

Walt Disney presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everestlike conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Frozen Fancy Dress for the little ones is encouraged, and we look forward to seeing lots of Annas, Elsas, Kristoffs and even Olafs turning up! Limited capacity for face painting so come early!

DanceMasters Showcase 2017 at glor

DanceMasters School of Dance – now in its 27th year of operation in Co. Clare – showcases its annual end of year performance on Wednesday 13 December, 7pm, €12/€10 Conc.

Children from classes across the county will enjoy performing in the professional setting of glór. Children from ages 4 – 13 will perform in a special one night, energetic, varied and fun performance for friends and family.

Romeo & Juliet at glor

Romeo & Juliet presented by Ballet Ireland is based on Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet, one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies. In order to be together the two lovers must be prepared to risk everything.

In Ballet Ireland’s production at glor on Friday 15 December, 7.30pm, €22/€20 conc./€13.50 children under 18/€60 family of 4, Shakespeare’s tragic tale is transported from the streets of medieval Verona into the classrooms of a modern-day high school. It becomes a play within a play. The Chaplain at a school divided by gangs and violence brings a fight to a close. He together with their form teacher attempts to show the futility of such behaviour by introducing the pupils to the play of Romeo & Juliet, with the feuding Montague and Capulet families. Each is assigned a character and the action ensues.

The result is a ballet with a dazzling combination of passion and hatred, comedy and high tragedy.

“…Runacre-Temple taps into a zeitgeist so many other ballet companies desperately want to access right now, making relevant what is often seen as an elitist art form while still honouring its roots.” “Runacre-Temple gets it”  THE IRISH TIMES

Romeo & Juliet promises to delight and will always appeal to a wide-ranging audience regardless of age or background. However, the recommended age for this performance is for children aged 8 and above.

Cinderella Panto

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Cinderella is the panto this year at glor taking place Friday 22 – Saturday 23 December & Wednesday 27 – Sunday 31 December, 2.30pm, €15/€50 Family of 4

Pantaloons are back this year for their 15th production “Cinderella”. Take a beautiful girl, two nasty, bullying ugly sisters, a quirky fairy godmother, the love of a handsome prince and a single glass slipper and you have the recipe for a great night of panto!

A beautiful young girl covered in cinder dreams of finding happiness and her one true love. Her evil stepmother, however, has other plans and hides her away in the kitchen, doing all the work. Then, one enchanted night, fate intervenes courtesy of a few trusted friends and a little hint of magic. Is Cinderella destined to live in the shadow of her horrible stepsisters Tia and Maria or will she find her prince charming and change her life forever?

Pantaloons are joined once again by the wonderful dancers from Sparks Hip Hop dance school.

Expect lots of hisses and boos, laughter, singing and dancing!

Autumn 2017 Family and Kids Events at glor

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Living A Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson, Thursday 9th November, 8pm.

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth.

How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world’s most famous tiger? What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful?

Filming and presenting the ‘Secret Life of the Shannon’, ‘Wild Ireland’ and ‘Living the Wildlife’ has lead to adventures in every corner of Ireland. Hear about Colin’s most special wildlife encounters close to home and learn how to witness them for yourself in what promises to be a spell binding evening.

For further information or to book call Glor Box Office on 065 6843103 or visit


Notify and The Mark Lettieri Trio, Friday 17 November, 8.00pm, €20/€18 Conc./€9 BYOK – Bring Your Own Kids 
Ireland’s Notify meets America’s Mark Lettieri Trio for an exceptional music collaboration.
At the crossroads of traditional Irish music, jazz and ambient electronica, Notify breathes new life into Irish music with a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos.

The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock fusion ensemble led by Snarky Puppy member and three-time Grammy award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri.

‘Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds. This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best.’ Trad Connect on Notify.

BYOK – Bring Your Own Kids!

We appreciate that it can be an expensive night out when you have to pay for a sitter as well as everything else. This is one of the shows that are suitable for well-behaved children to attend, for a parents-child date night, for which you can avail of half-price tickets for under 18’s! (Limited capacity).

For further information or to book call Glor Box Office on 065 6843103 or visit

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Sunday 19 November, 8pm, BYOK

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of the fiddle and his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence. He has drawn musical inspiration from sources as diverse as the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the Spanish viola da gamba master, Jordi Savall, and the jazz genius, John Coltrane, but remains grounded in the music he grew up with in his own locality, in Feakle County Clare where the music which he learned from his late father, P. Joe Hayes, the renowned founder/ leader of the long-lived Tulla Ceili Band, profoundly influenced his musical accent and ideas.

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist, a native of Chicago born to parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. He studied at the city’s prestigious Music College before becoming an active member of the local music scene. Cahill’s spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. In addition to his work with Martin, Dennis has performed with such renowned fiddlers as Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers and Kevin Burke, as well as many Irish musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a sought after producer for musical artists whom he records in his own Chicago studio and is also an accomplished photographer.

For further information or to book call Glor Box Office on 065 6843103 or visit


strange feathers

Strange Feathers presented by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre and The Bird and Bath (Iceland).

Saturday 28 October: 12 & 2pm, Suitable for 18 months to 7 years, children with special needs and their parents/guardians. Tickets €8 adults/ €6 children.

Join two birds hatching into the world, on a journey of discovery as they hear the sounds of nature, see colours for the first time and learn how to fly. Mixing exciting aerial circus, dance, live music, soft colourful lighting and soothing sensory sounds, these friendly birds and their feathers will enthrall the whole family! Strange Feathers is an engaging and humorous interactive non-verbal show, specifically designed and created for young children.

For further information or to book call Glor Box Office on 065 6843103 or visit

Halcyon-DaysHalcyon DaysFriday 13 October 2017 – Saturday 13 January 2018, 10am – 5pm daily, free of charge

glór is delighted to present a mixed media exhibition featuring the work of both established and emerging artists.

glór launched its open call exhibition asking artists nationally to respond to the theme of Halcyon Days. Work selected includes print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and textiles as well as painting and showcases the diverse range of work being made both locally and nationally. The Halcyon is a bird of Greek legend and the name is now commonly given to the European Kingfisher. The ancients believed that the bird made a floating nest in the Aegean Sea and had the power to calm the waves. Our current use of ‘halcyon days’ tends to be nostalgic and recalling of the seemingly endless sunny days of youth.

The exhibition also showcases the exceptional standard of visual arts in Co. Clare and features a significant cohort of Clare based artists.

French For Fun For Kids & Teenagers – Autumn 2017 Term

glor french for fun

Classes at glor every Saturday starting on Sat 9th Sept. An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

New this term – opportunity for Junior Cert students to practice listening/reading comprehension and review exam papers.

Presented by La Jolie Rhonde tutor Rhona Gomès. Contact Rhona Gomès for more info. Please pre-book with Rhona at 086-8262500 as places are limited. For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit

Clare Youth Theatre – Autumn 2017 term

Saturdays from 16 September to 16 December, 2pm-4pm, €110 per term./€100 2nd child from same family.

Registration takes place 1pm – 2pm on Saturday 16th September in the studio at glór, immediately before the 1st session of the term.

An initiative of Clare Arts Office., Clare Youth Theatre are back for another term of fun filled imaginative activities in which teenagers learn theatre skills including acting, lighting and stage design, script writing, movement and set design.

Open to young people of secondary school age.

Further information from Clare Arts Office 065 6899091

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