Fun Family Entertainment at glór

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A-BOX Echo Echo Dance at glor ennis

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.

September 2019 Family Events at glór

IFI Family Festival

Saturday September 7th, 12pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm – The IFI Family Festival is an annual programme of new films from around the world for young audiences. Children from 4+ can enjoy feature and short films, with stories of adventure, growing up, family life, school, friendship, animals and more, taking place in different parts of the world. glór has a gorgeous selection of screenings, specifically curated for our younger audiences.

  • Short Tales 1, 12pm Age 4+ Duration: 60 mins approx.
    This year’s selection for younger viewers is sure to thrill and amuse. Watch a daring Parisian mouse trying his luck against his neighbour, or the colourful, bird-of-paradise strutting his stuff. Fun, adventure and a whole lot more in this mostly dialogue-free programme of animated and live-action shorts.
  • Short Tales 2, 2.30pm Age 8+ Duration: 70 mins
    Be prepared for lots of laughs, touching moments and surprises as you take a peek at life in the Colombian rainforest, share one girl’s enduring passion for space exploration or a boy’s love for his father. These stories and more in this stunning mix of international live-action and animated short films for older children.
  • Chuskit, 4.30pm Age 8+ India 2018, 90 mins, Ladakhi with English Subtitles, Director: Priya Ramasubban
    9-year-old Chuskit lives in a remote Himalayan village, where she dreams of going to school. However, her disability following an accident, the local traditions and family values, all seem to be against her, but she’s determined to prove them wrong. Inspired by true events, this is a beautiful story of a community coming together to help this brave and spirited girl in her quest, the colours, food, traditions of India contributing to a rich and uplifting tale.

Dabbledoo Music Workshops For Primary Schools

Dabbledoo at glor ennis

Wednesday 18th September 10am & 12pmDabbledoo Music is an exciting new way to make music using shapes, colours and animation. With a colour-coded system and musical characters, everybody will be singing and playing along. Everyone gets an instrument and everyone joins in.

Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years. Instruments supplied.

Call box office to book. 065 6843103

Culture Night At glór

Friday 20th September – glór presents a great programme of events for Culture Night 2019, including work by Performance Artist Rachel Macmanus, a screening of the acclaimed new film At Eternity’s Gate exploring the life of tortured artist Vincent Van Gogh (ticketed), and a breath-taking close to Culture Night at glór with a late night foyer gig by Sara Ryan and Steo Wall (ticketed).

Echo, Echo Dance – A Box: A Performance for Kids

Echo Echo Dance A BoxSaturday 21st September, 2pm – The world around you can change when you fall into A Box… Appearing, disappearing, hiding, turning upside down, everything may become a little bit peculiar!

This playful children’s dance/theatre performance was created by Zoe Ramsey and Tonya Sheina of Echo Echo Ensemble. A Box is suitable for grown-ups to help remind them of the importance of fantasy and playing games!

Please note that this performance will have an accompanying family workshop beginning at 3pm which can be booked separately. A Box Family Workshop: 3pm €6/€3 if booked along with the performance Duration 60 mins

An opportunity for people of all ages to take part in some dancing and movement games within an open space together! No-one is too young or too old. The project stems from the Echo Echo’s busy participation programme which regularly sees parents, toddlers, children, young adults, elderly and people with disabilities dancing.

€8 Adult/€6 Child/€25 Family 4 Duration 30 mins Suitable for ages 2 – 5 Accompanying workshop 3pm

October 2019 Family Events at glór

Wet Paint: A play written by and featuring Shane Casey

Wet Paint Picture: Miki Barlok glor ennis

Wednesday 2nd October, 8pmIt’s 2005-the country is booming-Jambons are at an all time high at €2. That blind opera singer guy is coming to Cork and tickets are impossible to find. Tony has a fresh tan from the Canaries; Pa is wondering how Liverpool will get on in the Champion’s League and Barry’s got a secret.
Sound familiar?

Inspired by his time as a painter decorator himself, Shane Casey’s very funny play depicts a day-in-the-life of two painter/decorators and their boss during the Celtic Tiger era, when anything was possible-at least inside your head. Also featuring Michael Sands and Tommy Harris. Suitable for ages 12+

Space Week Workshops with Deirdre Kelleghan

St-Peters-childrens-drawings Space Week workshops at glor ennis

Tuesday 8th October, 10.30am & 2.30pm – Deirdre Kelleghan will facilitate 2 fun Space Week workshops at glór Ennis that are suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years. All materials for the workshops will be provided.

  • Let’s Go to The Moon – Apollo, 11 10.30 – 11.30am
    July 20th, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This workshop will tell the story of Apollo 11, followed by a drawing session where each child will produce a pastel drawing of an aspect of the mission. A4 Apollo 11 information sheet and European Southern Observatory stickers for all taking part.
  • Our Sun and other Stars, 2.30 – 3.30pm
    Presentation followed by a drawing session. This workshop will look at our sun in detail and children will draw aspects of the activities on our sun as well as a winter constellation so they can recognise it in the sky at night. Children will learn where stars come from and why they are different colours. European Southern Observatory stickers for all taking part.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Saturday 12th October, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

Cahoots NI presents Secrets of Space

Secrets of Space by Cahoots NI at glor ennis

Wednesday 16th October, 10am & 12pm – Suni and Mae are dreamers. As young girls they dreamt about journeying far beyond our solar system, singing among the stars and discovering all that was unknown to them: the secrets of space. Using magical illusions and a state-of-the-art digital LED wall, the sisters and the audience embark on an interactive journey across the galaxy. They explore with dazzling imagery the wonders of the cosmos using key ideas in science and technology.

Get ready to embark on a journey of intergalactic proportions with Cahoots NI as you uncover the Secrets of Space. Secrets of Space has been developed with leading space industry experts and features curriculum connections for primary school audiences in STEAM learning.

Danceperados of Ireland: An Authentic show of Irish Music, Song & Dance

Friday 18th October & Saturday 19th October, 8pm – This innovative Irish Dance production is choreographed by local Ennis man and two times World Champion Dancer Michael Donnellan. Danceperados of Ireland is the only professional touring show based in Clare. Michael is joined by fellow Clare man Eimhin Liddy at the helm of the musical direction.

The Busquitos Jazz Quartet: Music for all Ages

Busquitos at glor ennis

Tuesday October 22nd, 7pmThe Busquitos play a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music and dazzling, funny entertainment that will put a smile on everyone’s face!
The Busquitos play their merry jazzy tunes, sung with a Louis Armstrong like hoarse voice… And if the time is right, they will mingle and play a serenade, organize a limbo or line dance, or get the audience to sing along to one of their catchy, jazzy tunes.

Musical entertainment for all ages!

November 2019 Family Events at glór

Bosco’s Magical Garden and Sleeping Beauty presented by Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre

Bosco at glor ennis

Saturday 2nd November, 1.30pm – Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty with the cheeky, funny Bosco, where an evil Fairy-Knight tries to harm Beauty but luckily she has very good fairy friends.

With its brilliant array of characters, this completely interactive live experience is filled with fun and the magic of puppet theatre.

Ger Carey Live: A Comic Journey Inside the Teenage Mind

Ger-Carey at glor ennis

Tuesday 5th November, 11amGer Carey is back with his hilarious stand-up comedy show for transition year students. By secretly observing his subjects in their natural habitat, such as leaning on lampposts, in chippers, outside chippers, in shopping centres and sitting on any kind of steps, Ger has uncovered the weird and frightening world of the teenager! The aim of the show is to get teenagers to laugh at themselves and appreciate the differences of others.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Saturday 9th November, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket presented by Barnstorm Theatre

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Thursday 21st November @ 5:00pm, Friday 22 November @ 10am & 11.45amHenry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for their own space. But as long as these two friends are together, transforming their rusty, dusty, battered and bockety world into a place of wonder, their adventures can take them anywhere! Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years.

December 2019 Family Events at glór

The Speks

Saturday 7th December 2pm – €8 – Duration: 50 mins Suitable for ages 2+ 
The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping, toe-tapping, hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Co. Clare where everybody wears glasses!

The Speks have won a Parents’ Choice music award in the US where their music has been described as “Riverdance for kids” and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances.

This will be a great, fun event for kids aged 2 to 92 and they encourage everyone to sing, scream, clap and dance along during their performances.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Eoin O Neill MORglor featured event image

Dates & Times: Saturday 14th December, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

Swan Lake

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th December at 7.30pm. €25/€20 Conc./€70 Family of 4. Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes (inclusive of a 20 minute interval). Suitable for ages 8+
Ballet Ireland is delighted to present Swan Lake, one of the great love stories of classical ballet, in glór this December.

This most famous of ballets combines romantic themes, classical technique and ethereal imagery, with Tchaikovsky’s majestic score, to ensure this masterpiece’s immortality.

Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess, who turned into a swan by day by evil magician Von Rothbart, only to regain her human form at night. Out hunting by the lakeside, Prince Siegfried encounters her and falls madly in love with her. But will he be able to break Von Rothbart’s spell..?

This enduring story of love and tragedy, good and evil, has enthralled audiences since it premiered in 1877. This autumn, 22 leading professional dancers from Ireland and abroad will perform in this breath-taking production which was loved by audiences and critics when last produced by Ballet Ireland.

Mother Goose presented by Pantaloons

December 21st – 31st at 2.30pm (no shows 24th, 25th, 26th) €15/€50 Family of 4 Duration: 135 mins
Pantaloons are back this year with the hilarious Mother Goose… This is the story of Mother Goose who, about to be thrown off her land because she cannot pay the rent, gets a gift of Pricilla – the golden egg laying goose – from The Good Fairy. Mother Goose becomes rich, but the Demon King and his Bailiffs are on hand to tempt her with the things she doesn’t have – youth and Beauty. Will Mother Goose enter the Fountain of Youth? Will everybody love her? It wouldn’t be Christmas without Panto, and Pantaloons – now in their 17th year, have firmly established themselves as a wonderful family tradition in Clare. Pantaloons will be joined on stage by Sparks Hip Hop Dance School. €15/€50 Family of 4 Duration: 135 mins

August 2019 Family Events at glór

Muldoon’s Picnic with Pulitzer Winning Poet Paul Muldoon

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Wednesday August 7th, 8pm – An omnium-gatherum of poetry, prose and music, Muldoon’s Picnic is a cabaret-style evening hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, and his house band Rogue Oliphant. Returning after nine sold out seasons at the Irish Arts Centre in New York, they will be joined by an exciting mix of guests including Declan O’Rourke, John Sheahan, Fintan O’Toole and Felicia Olusanya.

Click here for bookings and further information

Feakle Traditional Music Festival – A Night of East Clare Music

feakle fesival of Traditional Music east clare music at glor ennis

Thursday August 8th 2019, 7.30pm – Feakle Festival of Traditional Music festival is delighted to present a night of East Clare music hosted by Paula Carroll. The concert will feature:

  • Josephine Marsh and Mick Kinsella
  • Sean Lyons
  • Eimear Coughlan, Francis Cunningham and Carl Hession.
  • Katie Greene
  • Mary MacNamara, Andrew MacNamara and Sorcha Costello.

Wine and local artisan food will be served on the night.

Click here for bookings and further information

Feakle Traditional Music Festival – Music Recital in St Mary’s Church

Feakle Traditional Music Festival at glor ennis the Martin Hayes Quartet trad music session glor ennis

Friday August 9th, 7.30pm – Enjoy an evening of traditional music at St Mary’s Church with:

  • The Martin Hayes Quartet featuring – Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill (bass clarinet and viola d’amore), Doug Wieselman (Bass Clarinet), Liz Knowles (Viola/Violin)
    Garadice featuring – Eleanor Shanley (lead vocals), Dave Sheridan (flute, accordion and piano), Padraig McGovern (uilleann pipes and whistles) and John McCartin (Guitar)
  • Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

Click here for bookings and further information

Feakle Traditional Music Festival – Gala Concert at Feakle Community Hall

Feakle-gala-concert at Feakle community hall glor ennis

Saturday August 10th, 7.30pm – Enjoy a Gala Concert to celebrate the end of the Feakle Traditional Music Festival at Feakle Community Hall. The concert features music artists:

  • Cormac Begley and Steve Cooney
  • Éilís Crean, John Regan and John Mock
  • Catherine McEvoy, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh and Jack Talty
  • Lily O’ Connor, Eve O’ Connor and Caoilte Morrison

The concert will be hosted by singer and songwriter Tim Dennehy, who will also sing a few songs throughout the night.

Click here for bookings and further details.

 

July Family Events at glór

Designer Minds Primary Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp

Designer Minds Summer Camps at glor

1st to 5th July 9am to 1pm or 2pm  to 6pm – Designer Minds Summer Camps combine, art, science, technology, design, engineering and LEGO to give your child a true STEAM experience camp.

Find out more

Starcamp Summer Camps

starcamp at glor

Monday 8th to Friday 12th July, 9.30am to 4.30pm – A Starcamp Summer Cam encourage children to use their bodies, minds and voices for a mind-blowing array of actitivies. Camps are suitable for kids aged 4 to 12 years.

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Munster Fleadh

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Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July – glór play host to a number of top festival trad musicians as part of the annual Munster Fleadh including:

Mosaic Workshop With Mosaics At The Mill

mosaic workshop at glor

Saturday 20th July, 10am to 5pm – Visual artist Aidan Byrne leads a one day mosaic workshop designed for those who have previous experience with mosaic and those with no experience. Each participant produces their own mosaic to take home and enjoy.

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Ballet Ireland Summer Camp – Let’s Dance

Ballet Ireland Summer Camps glor 2019

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July – 11am – 1pm for ages 12+ & 2pm to 6pm for ages 6 to 11 – No previous ballet experience is needed to take part in this wonderful Ballet Ireland summer camp.

The week long programme involves a daily ballet class, rehearsals and the opportunity to experience what makes a ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama, prop making and costumes.

Students will spend the week creating their very own ballet which they will perform to their family and friends at the end of the camp.

Find out more

June Family Events at glór

Cruinniú na nÓg: The Far Flung Trio presents Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

Date: Saturday 15 June 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Cost: Free of charge but ticketed. Please pre-book.
Duration: 45 mins Suitable for all ages

Peter and the Wolf is full of enchanting melodies and rich textures, topped off with Prokofiev’s colourful orchestration. This much-loved gem is a universally familiar tale, suitable for children but also a sophisticated piece of music that will appeal to any age. The tale of Peter will be narrated by the Trio while playing.

Including an educational introduction to the music and the instruments, (violin, accordion and double-bass), and a post-show Q&A.

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf is a piece full of enchanting melodies and rich textures that we have enjoyed arranging to suit our instruments. Prokofiev’s colourful orchestration has been fascinating to engage with, stimulating our imagination as we hope it will the audience’s.

Cruinniú na nÓg: The Breadwinner

Date: Saturday 15 June 4:00pm
Cost: Free of charge but ticketed. 94 minutes duration, 12A.  Please pre-book.

When 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban, she and her family find it difficult to survive without a man in the house. Women are forbidden from going anywhere unaccompanied, which means access to food or even trying to enquire about their father’s whereabouts is impossible. Parvana decides to cut her hair and pass herself off as a boy, so that she can become the family’s new breadwinner.

Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells an extraordinary story of courage as a young Afghan girl finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling. This is the third Oscar-nominated film from Irish animation studio The Cartoon Saloon.

Cruinniú na nÓg: Side by Side Piano and Harpsichord Workshop

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT

Date: Saturday 15 June 11:00am
Cost: Free of charge but ticketed. Please pre-book. Duration: 120 mins

This informal masterclass invites keyboardists to experience the connections between the modern grand piano and its predecessor, the harpsichord. The audience can listen to performances on these two beautiful instruments and are invited to ask questions.

This workshop will be facilitated by historical and modern keyboardist Dr. Yonit Kosovske, Course Director of the keyboard postgraduate degree programme at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

May Family Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during May. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Actors and Reactors Showcase

Dates & Times: Thursday 02 May 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets: €10

We are delighted to announce the return of the Actors + Reactors End of Year Showcase at glór in aid of Elevate, Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7pm. Join us for an evening of dramatic extracts, poetry, mime, drama and recitals; presented and performed by our talented young people, as they support young people in their county.

Eclipse Stage School Spring Show

Dates & Times: Monday 06 May 1:00pm & 5pm
Cost: Tickets: €12 / €10 child. Family 4 €40

Shannon based Eclipse Stage School return to glór to present their 20th annual showcase.  With over 150 children performing ranging in ages from 5 – 16 years, this promises to be another great showcase of talent from Shannon and the surrounding areas.  Junior groups will present Everything’s Growing and Jukebox Time Machine at the 1.00 pm show.  They present Humpty Dumpty and Little Red Riding Hood at the 5.00 pm show.  Senior Classes will perform excerpts from Seussical The Musical at both shows.

Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts presents Working with Grease

Date: Sunday 12 May 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets: €14/€12 conc.

A very popular musical, with songs including Hopelessly Devoted to YouWe Go Together, and You’re the One that I Want, guarantees great excitement in glór as parents take a trip down memory lane to their Rock and Roll and Disco days.  Another great night’s success is guaranteed by the children of this highly regarded theatre school.

Broadway Dance School presents Shoot For The Stars

Date: Thursday 16 May 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets: €15/€12; €45 family of 4

Broadway Dance is a recreational and competitive dance school which trains dancers in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary.

This year’s show will be a demonstration of what we achieved during this school year and will showcase our dances from different genres, various decades and with different creative themes.

Clockwise Arts Children’s Theatre presents Drama, Plays and Play

Date: Friday 31 May 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets: €14/€8 / €40 family 4

Clockwise Arts Children’s Theatre presents its end of year production, an evening of drama & theatre performed by young actors aged 5 – 12 years. Performers will present a number of short plays, full of fun and laughter with lots of surprises!

April Family Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during April. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

War of the Buttons

Dates & Times: Saturday 6th April, 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Cost: €8/€6 Child/€25 Family 4  Suitable for ages 3-11  Duration 50 mins

Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles…and buttons!
George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages. One loves the sun. One loves the rain. A petty squabble grows and grows and grows into… the war of the buttons!

Told through an energetic mix of music, puppetry, clowning, movement and sign language, French company Compagnie Animotion’s distinctive non-verbal vocabulary creates a show accessible to deaf, hearing and international audiences.

Compagnie Animotion will present an accompanying Children’s Workshop exploring Sign Language, Mime and Physical Expression

Sat 6 Apr 3.30pm-4.15pm
Suitable for ages 3 -11
€5 per child (Free accompanying adult)
Compagnie Animotion have been creating an international, visual, language of theatre since 2005, and this workshop will explore sign language, mime and physical expression.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Saturday 13th April, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

Breakthrough Dance Company presents Dance Fusion 2019

Dates & Times:  Sunday 14 April 2:30pm & 7.30pm; Monday 15th April 7.30pm & Tuesday 16th April 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets €15/€12 conc.

Join the students and company members of BreakThrough Dance Company as they take you on a journey through dance, song and drama inspired by movies from all genres and eras! Sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening’s entertainment suitable for all the family to enjoy!

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Workshop by Create School

Dates & Times: Thursday 18 April 10:30am & 2.00pm; Friday 19 April 10.30am & 2.00pm

Cost: 10.30am – 1pm or 2 – 4.30pm €40 for 2 Days
Suitable for ages 8 – 12

What if your favourite LEGO Minifigure came to life and defeated a foe, sailed the high seas, flew through the sky and saved the day? We can show you how to make that happen by using the magical art of stop motion animation.

Working with like-minded young animators, participants will create short films and learn some of the basic skills of stop motion or master existing ones. Bring along your favourite mini figures to star in your film!

As there will be a mixture of ages and collaboration is essential we ask everybody to respect the minimum age policy. BRICKS FLICKS WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

March Family Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during March. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Woolly’s Quest

Dates & Times: Friday 15th March, 6.30pm
Cost: €8/€6 Child/€25 Family 4

From the company who brought you the hugely successful How to Catch a Star, this is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous; she dared to discover what happens to her wool.
Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate.
This is a bilingual show and is suitable for all levels of English and Irish.

Dabledoo Workshops

Dates & Times: Sunday 17 March 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Cost: Suitable for ages 6-12. Tickets: €6

DabbledooMusic is an exciting new way to make music using shapes, colours and animation. With our colour-coded system and musical characters, we will have everybody singing and playing along. Everyone gets an instrument and everyone joins in.

Call box office to book. 065 6843103

Manny Man does The History of Ireland

Dates & Times: Sunday 17 March 12:30pm
Cost: Tickets: €10 Adult/€8 Child, €30 family 4

Based on John D Ruddy’s hit series of books and YouTube videos, Manny Man’s History of Ireland romps through thousands of years of Irish history, from the Big Bang to the present day, with the help of illustrated cut-outs and comedy. Smart and entertaining, Manny Man Does the History of Ireland is sure to please all ages – the perfect show for St. Patrick’s Day.

Suitable for ages 8+ Duration: 70 mins

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Sunday 17th March, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.

February Family Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during February. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Eoin O Neill MORglor featured event image

Dates & Times: Saturdays 9th February, 2pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Return of Spring

Dates & Times: Saturday 16th February 2pm & 3.30pm
Return Of Spring
Every year in Whistleberry Forest, the creatures of the forest look forward to the end of the frosty Winter, and to the beginning of Spring. This year was a little different however, as Springtime had arrived much earlier than usual. All the hibernating animals, except for Huggy the hedgehog, were still curled up fast asleep. Huggy must go on an adventurous musical quest in search of evidence of Spring if he is to convince his friends that it is time to wake up!

Produced by Ceol Connected, this wonderfully interactive performance is led by Thomas Johnston (whistles, song, and uilleann pipes) and Púca Puppets’ Niamh Lawlor. Set design by Eve Fisher.

Suitable for children ages 3-5 and their adults

November Family Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during November. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Eoin O Neill MORglor featured event image

Dates & Times: Saturdays 10 Nov and 8 Dec, 2–4pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Sing to Me with Kyle Riley

Sing to Me with Kyle Riley entertainment for the family at glor

Dates & Times: Saturdays 10 Nov 10.30am & 12.30pm
Cost: €6

Kyle Riley is back to get you and your little ones moving. Enjoy an hour ofengaging music with singing, percussive instruments, bubbles and floating scarves. Suitable for everyone from 6 months to 7 years the show last for an hour.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

A Winter Wish at the Quiet Tree presented by Ceol Connected

A Winter Wish at glor

Dates & Times: Saturday 24th November 10.30am & 12pm
Cost: €6 per person
Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish – they can wish for whatever they want! From dripping icicles to gentle snowfall, the delight of skating on an icy river or flying high on a moonlit night, discover the mysteries of Whistleberry Forest in a mesmerising traditional music performance made for children. For ages 3+

Ceol Connectedís A Winter Wish is a wonderfully interactive sing-along musical adventure.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

December Family Events at glór

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Saturday 8th Dec, 2–4pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Elf Jr. the Musical presented by Clare Youth Musical Society

Elf The Musical at glor

Dates & Times: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December, 7:30pm & Sunday 9th December, 2.30pm
Cost: Evening performances €15/€12 conc & Matinee €10

Clare Youth Musical Society will fill you with Christmas cheer with Elf Jr the Musical! Aela Daly takes on the title role of Buddy the Elf, made famous by Will Ferrell. The show follows Buddy’s journey from the North Pole all the way to New York to find his Dad, with a few adventures along the way!

Featuring catchy songs such as Happy All the Time, Sparklejollytwinklejingley, Never Fall in Love with an Elf, this Christmas show is perfect for all of the family!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Ireland

The Nutcracker Ballet Ireland at glor

Dates & Times: Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm
Cost: €24/€20 (conc), €14 Child & €68 (per family of 4)

Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour The Nutcracker, one of the world’s favourite ballets, to audiences nationwide this season.

This Irish production of the festive classic, performed by an international cast of world-class dancers, appeals to audiences of all ages, with its fairy tale magic, Tchaikovsky’s beloved & sumptuous score, beautiful costumes, and a tale of wondrous adventure – combining to form one of the most delectable Christmas confections imaginable.

This holiday season, experience the beauty and magic with the whole family. After all, Christmas only begins once you’ve seen Ballet Ireland’s The Nutcracker!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Hansel and Gretel presented by Pantaloons

Pantoloons Christmas Panto at glór

Dates & Times: Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd Dec & Thursday 27th to Monday 31st December, 2.30pm
Cost: €15 or €50 (family of 4)

Hansel and Gretel live with their father and stepmother in the village of Munchin Koffdropp. Their story involves various characters including a wicked witch, (but not too wicked!), a Forest Fairy and The Dame/Miss Daisy Demeanour, (Woo Hoo!!!). The tale comes to a nail-biting climax in a Gingerbread House, when Hansel and Gretel narrowly avoid being eaten, and the witch gets her just desserts!

Full of fun, lots of hisses and boos, lots of laughter, this is family entertainment at its best. Oh, yes it is!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Panto, and Pantaloons – now in their 16th year, have firmly established themselves as a wonderful family tradition in Clare.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

October Family Events at glór

Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

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Dates & Times: Saturdays 13 Oct; 10 Nov and 8 Dec, 2–4pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

I am Baba

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Dates & Times: Friday 19th October in the glór Studio, 10am, 11am & 12pm
Cost: €10 for baby & one Guardian/Parent.

Presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght. I Am Baba is a show for babies aged 0-12 months. Duration 20 mins with up to 20 minutes free play time after the performance. Limited Capacity.

I am Baba is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell and award-winning composer David Goodall whose shows for early years have been seen on five continents. I am Baba is a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies. An International Early Childhood Arts Commission from the 4 Dublin local authorities, touring to babies throughout the country thanks to The Arts Council.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Bosco’s Garden and Cinderella

Dates & Times: Saturday 20th October, 1.30pm. Duration: 75 mins Ages 3+
Cost: €10

Bosco is back at glór with Bosco’s Garden And Cinderella presented by Paula Lambert Puppet Theatre part of Bosco’s 40th Anniversary Tour.

Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience.

“Slapstick Silly and utterly Spectacular from Start to finish” Irish Examiner

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

How to Catch a Star

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Dates & Times: Monday 22 October, 7pm family show; Tuesday 23 October, 10am & 12pm school shows.
Cost: Monday 22 October, €8 adult/€6 child/€25 family of 4; Tuesday 23 October, €5/teachers free.

Based on the beloved book by award-winning Irish author Oliver Jeffers, Branar Téatar do Pháistí are proud to present How to Catch a Star.

Once there was a boy who was always looking up. He dreamt of having a star as a friend. This is the story of his adventure. This adaptation combines puppetry with a magical original score by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Directed by Marc Mac Lochlainn, Branar’s signature storytelling creates a show which reminds us all to follow our dreams.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with September Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during September. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

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Family Trad Session Series with Eoin O’Neill and Friends

Dates & Times: Sat 8 Sep; Sat 13 Oct; Sat 10 Nov and Sat 8 Dec
2pm – 4pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Award winning musician Eoin O’Neill will be joined by special guests from the Clare music scene for this monthly family trad series. Eoin has lived in Clare for the past 30 years and has been an integral part of the traditional music landscape in the county. In 2015 Eoin was the winner of the MÓRglór award for Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Music in County Clare and he is famous for his informal music sessions and classes in many venues throughout the county.
The whole family can take part so bring along your instruments and tune up!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten on the Inside?

Dates & Times: Sat 15 Sep        8pm
Cost: €16/€14
BYOK   Suitable for ages 12+  Duration: 80 mins

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder, he recorded hours of absurdist stories and musings on life.
Now, Paddy’s granddaughter examines the fragile personas we present to the world, who we might be behind them and who we could be instead, in a show about emotional inheritance and grief for wasted creativity that serves as both a tribute and a warning.
Post-show discussion with Emma O’Grady

‘…this is a play about family, but also about individuality. It makes for a great story.’        Reviews Hub

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Music Network presents – Máirtín O’Connor, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill and Séamie O’Dowd

Dates & Times: Tues 18 Sep      8pm
Cost: €16/€14 Conc. – BYOK

Music Network is delighted to bring together the unique voice of Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill in concert with phenomenal accordionist, Máirtín O’Connor and gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Séamie O’Dowd. The adventurous musical spirit that has seen O’Connor and O’Dowd dazzle audiences through their past musical collaborations will explore new avenues while also combining their creative talents to create a gorgeous soundscape to enhance the traditional songs for which Ní Dhomhnaill is renowned.
An opportunity to hear material old and new, performed by a sublime trio.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Culture Night

Date: Friday 21 September
Cost: All Events Free but booking required for some

Now in its 14th year, Culture Night 2018 will see arts centres, venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland open their doors to host a programme of free entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture.
Free but please pre-book

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Opening of Nocturne: An Exhibition of New Work by Adam Pomeroy in glór gallery from 6.30pm

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

The Clare Poetry Collective presents  – Poets Ancient and Modern

Date & Time: Fri 21 Sep at 6.15pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Clare has produced many celebrated poets over the years and The Clare Poetry Collective members will each introduce a Clare poet of the past, (Mairéad Ní Ghráda, Joseph Meany, Thomas Dermody, Eithne Strong, Brian Merriman, Peter Kay, Brendan O’Beirne), talk about their work, read one or more of their poems, and then read some of their own new work.
An informing and entertaining gathering of powerful poetry, well read.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

Date & Time: Fri 21 Sep at 7.30pm
Cost: Free of Charge

Practically all hailing from Limerick – with a dash of Galway and Australia – The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra’s music is a blend of warm vocal harmonies, classy instrumentation and ear-catching melodies that is desperately hard to categorise yet strangely easy to love. The five-piece BPLO have toured Ireland extensively with their theatrical show as well as with the music of Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and David Bowie in Irish language performances.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Quintessence Theatre Company present Cracks

Devised by the company and directed by Anna Simpson

Date & Time: Sat 22 September at 8pm
Cost: €16/€14 Conc. Suitable for ages 12+

I’m falling between the cracks in myself, and I don’t know how to crawl back out…

Quintessence Theatre use their innovative physical ensemble story-telling techniques mingled with multi-media platforms of film and music to poignantly explore the profound struggle individuals with mental illness face on a daily basis in Ireland today.
In this darkly comical and deeply moving new play an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.
Post-show discussion with members of the company

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Zac Global Promotions present – Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Date & Time: Fri 28 Sep at 8pm
Cost: €25

Oh What A Night is a fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Jake Carter

Date & Time: Sat 29 Sep at 8pm
Cost: €20

Pop sensation and winner of Dancing With The Stars 2018, Jake Carter, has taken the Irish pop music scene by storm since his launch on Irish national television back in 2017.  Now he is thrilled to be announcing a brand new tour this Autumn!  Jake has quickly developed a name for himself as the next big thing on the Irish pop music scene and has wowed audiences across the country with his energetic live performances. To date Jake has released five singles and an EP titled ‘Three Things’, all of which have received rave reviews from his fan base and from radio.

Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Summer Events for Families at glór

Basket Making Workshop and Guided Tour of Common Languages with Willow Artist & Basket Maker Hanna Van Aelst

Basket_Workshop at glor.Hanna Van Aelst is a Willow and Basket Artist who makes contemporary vessels and organic shapes from willow using traditional basket making techniques. Beginning with a Guided Tour of her work in Common Languages Craft & Design Exhibition in glór’s gallery, this half day weaving workshop will cover basket weaving techniques and materials and each participant will weave a Catalan Platter to take home.

Date & time: August 11th from 11.30am to 1.30pm suitable for adults and children aged 10+
Ticket prices: €10 – No experience necessary
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Summer Camps at glór

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There are loads of summer camps to choose from each summer at glór in Ennis. Camps will run during July and August and are available to book online. Camps this year include:

Ballet Ireland Summer Camps

Ballet Ireland’s much loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer. Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story. Their ballet will be performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

Dates & Times: Mon 23 – Fri 27 July

  • 11am – 1pm for ages 12+
  • 2pm – 4pm for ages 6 – 11

Cost: €95 per child / €85 per child for 2 siblings
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór for:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018. Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

PLEASE NOTE THE AERIAL WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ALL OTHER EVENTS WILL RUN AS SCHEDULED. In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

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Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Clare Youth Trad Orchestra

Following its highly acclaimed debut at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017, the Clare Youth Trad Orchestra returns to glór. The 100-strong collective from across the county will perform orginal arrangements of some trad favourites, under the direction of Padraic O’ Reilly.

Dates & Times: 19th July 8pm
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with August Events at glór

The Speks

the speksThe Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and singalong songs set to acoustic Irish music, which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats! Their hand-clapping toe-tapping hearty-laughing show is all about life on Glasses Island – a magical island off the coast of Clare where everyone wears glasses!

Dates & Times:  Aug 12th at 12.30pm and 3pm
Prices: €8
Booking & further information: Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Entertainment for all the Family with June Events at glór

Cruinniu na nÓg Festival

The Cruinniu na nÓg Festival takes place nationwide on June 23rd 2018. It is a national day of creativity for children and young people to celebrate and encourage them to participate in culture and creativity. As part of the festival glór in Ennis, Co. Clare will have theatre, workshops, music and cinema all free for charge (although booking is required for some events) including:

When: June 23rd 2018

Ennis Street Arts Festival, Clare

ennis street arts festival free family friendly festivals in IrelandExpect 7 days of engaging, entertaining and exciting arts & cultural events suitable for all the family at the Ennis Street Arts Festival in Co. Clare which takes place from July 2nd to 8th. For 2018 the theme is Urban Wildlife and there will be a host of free workshops and events to celebrate the creatures we share our cities with.

The festival HQ is the Ennis Market Building but the free entertainment will spill out onto the streets for a Viking Battle. And head to glór to:

Build an Animal Scribble Bot with Make Create Innovate

In this exciting, creative workshop you will learn all about motors as you design and build your own animal themed Scribble Bot using recycled materials.

Dates & time: 10am to 11.30am or 12.30pm to 2pm on July 4th 2018.  Suitable for ages 8 to 12
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
 Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Build an Interactive Animal with Make Create Innovate

This hands-on workshop explores MaKey MaKey hardware in a fun creative environment where participants are invited to explore the connections between art and technology.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 Jul 3pm to 5pm
Suitable for ages 12 to 16 years old
Ticket prices: €10
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Aerial Workshops with Irish Aerial Creation Centre

Aerial Workshops with Irish Areal Creation Centre at glor

In these workshops participants will have the opportunity to explore and learn aerial and acrobatic circus skills.

Dates & Times: Wed 4 – Thurs 5 Jul

  • 11am-12.30pm for ages 5-9
  • 1.30pm-3pm for ages 10-13
  • 3.30pm-5pm for ages 13+

Cost: €10
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention

Learn all about Bees with a free workshop Be(e)tween: A Participatory Intervention by Eileen Hutton is a sensory experience of bees and beekeeping in order to highlight the importance of honeybees as essential to our surrounding environment

The installation consists of an observation hive on site; drawings illustrating patterns of bee behaviour, and a participatory event involving wearable, solar-powered, vibrating bee sculpture.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2 – 4pm and Sat 7 Jul 12 – 4pm
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór Suitable for all ages
Booking & further information: 
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Game Over (v2)

glor game over

Game Over (v2) is an interactive art installation by Ana Colomer and Coder Dojo Ennis. It is a video game that uses Microsoft Kinect technology to insert the player into the game to survive a journey with multiple obstacles.

Dates & Times: Fri 6 Jul 2pm to 5pm May not be suitable for younger children.
Prices: Free event at the entrance to glór
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Me and My Bee

Me and My Bee is a family show that tells the tale of a lone bee who falls in love with a flower. It’s a symbiotic relationship, she gives him nectar, and he spreads her seed to help her species’ survival. But a chain of events starts to impede his journey to her, until eventually he arrives to find her replaced by a tower block.

Dates & times: Sat 7 Jul 2 and 4pm
Prices: €10/€35 Family 4 Duration: 60 mins
Booking and further information::
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

Spliced

‘Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart’ W.B. Yeats

Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. Spliced is a raw, visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside the institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. Can we talk about mental health, self-expression and masculinity in a GAA context? Let’s have these conversations out in the air.

A new site specific multi-disciplinary show written and performed by Timmy Creed with visual artist David Mathúna, composer Chris Somers, directed by Gina Moxley.

Dates & Times: Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 16+   Duration: 60 mins
Prices: €15/€12 Conc.
Booking & further information:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

May Events at glór

glór have a packed line up for families during May. You can check out the full listings here and below are some we think you will all enjoy.

Older Than Ireland

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Presented as part of Bealtaine Festival & preceded by ‘Stories from the Landscape’ by Clare County Council Heritage Office, Older Than Ireland runs on May 5th at 2.30.

Older Than Ireland is a landmark feature documentary that explores what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens.
Featuring thirty men and women, this remarkable group of centenarians, all born before 1916. These centenarians are our living history and it is through their wit, wisdom and philosophy that the film explores the more universal themes of life. From youth to true love, from loss to regrets, from the meaning of life to the existence of a life hereafter — the centenarians have an opinion on it all.

Dates & Times – May 5th 2.30pm
Prices €7/€5
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Public Spinning

Presented by Mid-West Spinners and Textiles Group, there will be a FREE public spinning event on May 5th from 12pm to 2pm.

Dates & Times – May 5th 12pm to 2.30pm
Prices FREE

Broadway Dance School presents Shoot for the Stars

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The annual showcase from Clare-based Broadway Dance School. Includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and contemporary dance.

Dates & Times – 17th May at 7pm
Prices – €13 adult / €10 child. Family 4: €39
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts – Annual Showcase

The annual showcase from Ennis Academy for the Performing Arts. Working with Mamma Mia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more.

Dates & Times – 19th & 20th May at 7.30pm
Prices – €14 adult / €12 conc. Family 4: €48
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Embrace Exhibition

Embrace Exhibition glor Ennis

The annual Embrace Exhibitoin highlights the artistic achievements of people with different abilities who have worked with professional artists to creating a dazzling display of works across all mediums.

Dates & Times – 18th May to 16th June from 10am to 5pm daily
Prices – FREE

Fleadh Nua 2018

As part of Fleadh Nua 2018, glòr plays host to some of Ireland’s best traditional groups.

  • Aos Óg on May 25th
  • The Corner House Session on May 26th
  • The Shandrum Céilí Band in concert on May 27th

Dates & Times – 25th to 27th May at 8pm
Prices – Vary
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

The Dinan School of Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

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The Dinan School of Ballet annual show uses a creative mix of ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance to explore the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

Dates & Times – 31st May & 1st June at 7.30pm
Prices – €12 / €10 conc.
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

April

Barnstorm Theatre presents: Star Chasers

Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories. This is a rich exploration of the relationship between a parent and child and their attempts to come to terms with loss in their lives. Suitable for age 4-7

Dates & Times – Fri 27 Apr,10.30am & 12pm
Prices €5 per child & Teachers FOC
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Little Bigtop Theatre presents: Whatever the Weather

Whatever the weather at glor Ennis

A show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside… Worried Wendy hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring. Together the children show Wendy there’s nothing to fear… Whatever the Weather they can go out to play!

Dates & Times: Sat 28 Apr 11am & 12.30pm
Prices: €6

To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

March

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.

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 12.30 & 2.30pm
Prices: €8/€6 Children
To book tickets call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Branar Puppetry Workshops: Puppet Manipulation

Entertainment for families at glor Ennis Puppet_manipulation_Mykidstime

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+

Dates and times: Saturday 17 Mar 12.30pm
Cost: €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

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+
Dates and times: Saturday 17 March at 2.30pm
Cost €10 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

Imagination Playground

entertainment for families glor imagination playground

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

Dates and times: Saturday 17 March. Sessions as follows: Please pre-book
11am-12pm; 12-1pm; 1.45-2.45pm; 2.45-3.45pm; 3.45-4.45pm
Cost: €5 per child
To book call Box Office 065-6843103 or online at www.glor.ie

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

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

TICKET PRICES:
€90/€160 2 siblings

BOOKING & FURTHER INFORMATION:
Box Office 065-6843103 or www.glor.ie

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

All information on all events can be found on Glor.ie/events/

 



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