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Murphy gets most Board appointments of all Clare councillors

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*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward Clarecastle councillor, Paul Murphy will sit on the most boards and committees of all twenty eight elected members of Clare County Council for the next five years.

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Large crowds flock to opening day of Ennis Book Club Festival

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*Tomás Mac Conmara. Photograph: Eamon Ward  The 2019 Ennis Book Club Festival has kicked off on a high.

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Incredible night in store as Irish National Opera comes to glór

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THE people of Clare are in for a treat as the Irish National Opera brings its 2019 tour to our county town this week. The company’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, which had a sold-out run at Galway International Arts Festival in July, will visit 11 venues between Thursday 7 February and Saturday 2…

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Without funding ‘glór would not survive or exist’

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*Photograph by Eamon Ward Clare is a “treasure chest of culture” but glór is heavily reliant on Council funding and questions need to be asked on whether enough money could still be dispensed to support the proposed Venue in Shannon.  In 2017, glór eliminated their accumulated deficit while recording a small surplus, the multi-disciplinary arts…

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‘Darkly humorous and tragic’ – incredible Francie Brady comes to Ennis

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Glór Theatre, Ennis, Co. Clare 4th October 2018 THE incredible Francie Brady is on his way to glór in Pat McCabe’s highly-acclaimed stage show Frank Pig Says Hello, writes Stuart Holly. Originally written in tandem with the famed Butcher Boy novel (adapted to the screen by Neil Jordan) 25 years ago, this darkly comedic and bitterly…

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Droney to receive 2018 MÓRglór award

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One of the county’s greatest musicians has been named as the winner of the 2018 MÓRglór award. An inspiration to many musicians, both in Clare, nationally and internationally, and an outstanding ambassador for the traditional arts in Clare, Bellharbour born Chris Droney has been the recipient of many notable awards including the TG4 Grádam Saoil…

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All about bees in Ennis for Street Arts festival

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As part of the Ennis Street Arts festival, a thought proving, quirky and entertaining family show ‘Me & My Bee’ comes to town on Saturday 7th July. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time. The comedy show aimed at adults and children asks the audience…

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Street Arts Festival show deals with GAA & mental health

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One of Ireland’s most exciting upcoming writers, Timmy Creed presents Spliced as part of the Ennis Street Arts Festival. Hard-hitting, honest and brave; this new multi-disciplinary collaboration written and performed by Timmy Creed, with David Mathúna, (visual artist), Chris Somers, (composer), and directed by Gina Moxley, shines a light on the fragility of the sportsman…

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El Divas in glór this Saturday

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glór is hosting a thrilling night of song as a quintet of singers, known as El Divas, have joined forces to present a powerful and moving journey through song on Saturday night, April 14. Two Ennis ladies, Helen Catherine Ball, London trained, and classically trained Janet Woods, are joined by two Limerick ladies, Jessica Bray…

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Kíla bring epic new shows to glór

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THE brilliant and irresistibly energetic Kíla will storm the glór stage for not one but two performances at the end of March. Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a…

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