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Stephen James Smith takes the stage at glór

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glór is proud to present one of the most exciting and vibrant artists of our time Acclaimed Writer, Poet and Performer Stephen James Smith with guest artist Thunderclap Murphy in a unique performance of spoken word and music. Stephen has performed his poetry at high profile events and festivals around the world and in 2012…

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Clare hosting 50 free Culture Night events

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Clare’s cultural community will unite today (Friday) to showcase the very best the county has to offer.

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Danceperados of Ireland hit glór

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‘Honour’ for Donnellan to bring world’s best dancers to Ennis AN INTERNATIONAL sell-out production now entering its sixth year will make its Irish premiere in Ennis next month, with local dancing legend Michael Donnellan at the helm. Danceperados Of Ireland promises to showcase 20 of the best Irish dancers in the world – including the…

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EOIN NEYLON: Clare is crying out for new investment ideas

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RECENTLY, this paper has been highlighting something very close to my heart; the plight and opportunities that exist in West Clare. Being the son of eight families from “back West”, it’s still the place that I regard as home. This even though I find myself living in Dublin.

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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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