What's On

Tuesday 22 April, 12pm - 1pm (ages 5-8), €7
Tuesday 22 April, 2pm - 3pm (ages 5-13), €7

Deesigner Balloons Twisting Workshop

For ages 5-13

Balloon twisting workshops are a buzz of colour, fun and excitement and are a big hit with all ages.  Deesigner balloon workshops give each child hands on experience in creative balloon twisting and self-expression and is also a great way for building confidence and dexterity.

Deirdre will teach everyone how to make such things as dogs, swords, flowers, fairy wands, fish, bees, bears, spiders, hats and more. This is all time and ability dependant.  Each attendee will receive a certificate of accomplishment on completion and the best bit of all is watching everyone's faces light up as they walk away with their own creations.
All materials are supplied by Deesigner Balloons.

*Please note that this is a latex balloon workshop, and is not suitable for persons with latex allergies.


From Wednesday 23 April for 10 weeks, 1pm - 3pm, €10 per workshop

ACT NOW! Introduction to Acting Training and Theatremaking for Adults with Special Needs

For booking or further information please contact Marie McNamara, Theatre Practitioner and Dramatherapist directly on 087 6391409 │mfgmcnamara@eircom.net.

Demo class Tuesday 29 April , 10.30am - 11.15am, Free
Term starts Tuesday 6 May for 8 weeks, 10.30am - 11.15am, €80 (incl. home materials)

Kindermusik with Anita - April 2014 term at glór

For ages newborn to 18 months

Parents know instinctively what scientists have proven: young children thrive on music. All over the world, parents bond with their babies through musical sounds and rhythmic movement. They rock and swing their children, put them to sleep with lullabies, make them laugh with nursery rhymes. Kindermusik is the world’s most trusted music movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.

Kindermusik Village is for lap babies, crawlers, and walkers. It incorporates the most current research on early childhood development and provides families a special place for learning and connecting with other parents and babies through music and movement.

Home Materials: A picture board book with charming farm animals and the sounds they make—Cock-a-doodle-Moo, a CD of the songs heard in class, a Sunshine Jingle instrument for music-making at home, and a set of Art Banners for the nursery wall.

For more information or to book, contact Anita directly:
Mobile:   089 983 7551
Email:    kindermusikwithanita@gmail.com

From Wednesday 7 May for 6 weeks, 10.15am - 11.15am, €90

Meditation Workshops with Josephine

Beginners and experienced alike are all welcome.  The mornings will cover connecting with your higher self, relaxation & breathing techniques, Mindfulness, Personal Development, and finding the balance in mind, body and spirit. 

Led by Josephine Sweeney, a Certified Louise Hay Practitioner & Heal Your Life® Coach, the meditations will encompass elements from her work based on the philosophy of Louise Hay.  Come along to enjoy a peaceful and harmonious hour with like- minded individuals.

To enrol contact Josephine Sweeney:

Mobile:      087 6926715
Email:       info@serenitywithin.ie
Website:   www.serenitywithin.ie

Payment terms are available.

From Saturday 10 May for 5 weeks, 10.30am - 11.30am,

Art Classes for Children

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years old

These childrens art classes will take place in the glór foyer with experienced teacher Helen Lowe.

All material is included in the class. The series of classes will touch on still life, portrait, landscape, abstract and animals. For this series of classes we will use oil pastels, watercolors and acrylic on different media. The aim is that after 5 classes the children will feel comfortable with using different media and supports. Class size is limited so please book in advance.

Cost per student €55
(€50 for 2nd child / €40 for 3rd child from same family)

Booking directly with Helen on 086 736 3320.
More information at www.facebook.com/quinart.class

Saturday 17 May, 11am - 12.30pm (ages 10-12), €10 (with all materials included)
Saturday 17 May, 1.30pm - 3pm (adults), €10 (with all materials included)

To Draw or Not to Draw with Lorraine Wall

presented as part of National Drawing Day 2014

To celebrate National Drawing Day with The National Gallery of Ireland, glór is delighted to once again present this drawing workshop with renowned Clare artist, Lorraine Wall.

Two joined dots make a line and a line is limitless, so is our potential to draw. Using a variety of different drawing tools and a selection of different media we will explore, try out, and do things you may never have experienced before, ever!

Suitable for all abilities.

Monday 7 - Friday 11 July, 10am - 3pm daily,


Starcamp is Irelands leading and most renowned performing and fun Summer Camp and is open to boys and girls aged 4-13.

Starcamp's core ethos is to instil confidence and self-esteem through praise and recognition. We create a wondrous, nurturing environment where participation and happiness are key. We enhance skills and personalities through creative energies that will last a lifetime. Sing, Dance and Act ,all while making new friends and having fun. Run by professional, experienced, fully trained and Garda vetted leaders, choreographers and drama coaches.

To book your child's place, visit www.starcamp.ie or call 021 4377900.

Monday 14 - Friday 18 July, 11am - 1pm Groups C & D,
Monday 14 - Friday 18 July, 2pm - 4pm Groups A & B, €95 / €85 per child when 2 or more siblings

Ballet Ireland’s 14th Annual Summer School

"Let’s Make a Ballet"

This year it’s all about shoes!!!  Drawing on inspiration from the original tale, The Elves and the Shoemaker, this year’s participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland.  

Each day begins with class on stage with the dancers. Summer school participants become part of the creative process, helping to devise the choreography, create sets and costumes (including shoes!). Our hugely popular summer school, gives aspiring performers a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peak into the life of a professional dancer.  Together with the dancers, the young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

Suitable for ages 6+ with or without dance training.

The age groups are:
Group A: 6-8 yrs
Group B: 9-11 yrs
Group C: 12-15 yrs
Group D: 16 and over

Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 July, €90 for 4 days, including light lunch each day, 10am – 1.30pm daily

Demonstration Cookery Classes (with some hands on) for ages 10-12 years

with Margaret O'Brien

Baking and cooking are life skills. Children who learn these skills will not only be able to prepare food for themselves, but also for others.  They  will learn to appreciate the time and effort it takes to prepare food and to better understand ingredients and tastes that work in harmony.  But, most of all they will experience the fun of preparation and the satisfaction of serving fresh, tasty food.

Tuesday 29 July - Friday 1 August,
Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 August, 10am - 1pm daily, €60 per child per week

Gymboree Summer Camp

for 3-6 year olds

Gymboree brings its first summer camp to glór in 2014.  Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music, over 20 different Styles RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more.  The camp includes arts and crafts, sports, face painting and lots of fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253.
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 October, 10am - 3.30pm, €25 for 1 day / €40 for 2 days

Createschool Stop-Motion Workshops

Suitable for ages 8-12 years

Ever wanted to bring your Lego mini figures to life?

Well now you can thanks to Createschool's brand new stop motion workshop. Experienced tutors will share tips and techniques on set building, filming, editing and creating sound scapes. Lego figures will come to life as they walk and talk through a forest landscape.

Participants will work in small groups to collaborate and create the set, storyboard and plan their stop motion movie and then to film and produce it. The workshop is focussed on hands on learning and all participants will receive a certificate of participation and a copy of their movie!

All materials are supplied though we would encourage participants to bring along their own favourite Lego character.