What's On

Friday 31 March, Free of charge

National Workplace Wellbeing Day

Ireland’s third National Workplace Wellbeing Day will take place on March 31st 2017. Large and small companies across the country are encouraged to participate in the event, which aims to improve employee health through promoting better nutrition and physical activity.

We are delighted to announce that glór will play its part by hosting a free programme of events for workers.

  • 8am - 8.45am: Breathing and Mindful ‘Chair’ Yoga to Start Your Day with Antoinette Butler Mulcaire (Gentle exercises, come dressed for work!)
  • 11am – 12pm: Nutrition and Productivity - The importance of eating the right foods presentation by Dietitian Dr. Anne Griffin
  • 1pm (sharp): Walk a Mile at Lunchtime - Start and finish at glór

* While all events are free of charge, places are limited for the prework Chair Yoga class and the presentation by Dr Anne Griffin - please register for a place on 065 6843103

Friday 7 April, Friday 5 May & Friday 2 June, 11am, free of charge

The First Friday Series curated by Áine Phillips

in association with Clare Arts Office and The Artists' Resource Room

The Artists' Resource Room is a visual artist-led community group providing a space for artistic dialogue in Co. Clare in the form of regular meetings, presentations, artist film screenings and debates.

Áine Phillips is a visual artist based in Ennis and is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has exhibited and performed her work widely in Ireland and internationally.

Join us for tea/coffee in the Spás at glór at 11am on Friday 7 April, Friday 5 May & Friday 2 June followed by our meeting at 11.30am

Friday 7 April: Conor McGrady
Conor McGrady is an artist and Dean of Academic Affairs at Burren College of Art. He has exhibited internationally, with one-person exhibitions in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Zagreb. Group exhibitions include the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York, The Jerusalem Show VII: Fractures (Qalandiya International Biennial), D-0 Ark Underground Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo-Konjic, and IK-00 Spaces of Confinement in Venice. Editor of Radical History Review’s Curated Spaces, his writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ruminations on Violence (Waveland Press, 2007) State of Emergence (Plottner Verlag, 2011), State in Time (Drustvo NSK Informativni Center, Ljubljana, 2012), Manchevski Monograph (Ars Lamina, Macedonia, 2015) and The Design of Frontier Spaces (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015).

For his presentation A view from the Enclosure, he will discuss his recent drawings and works on paper that examine the relationship between ideology and social control.

Friday 5 May:  Mary Nunan

Friday 2 June: TBC

Friday 7 April, 3.30pm - 5pm, €12 (includes all materials)

The Clever Chicken

Easter Art Class for 5-12 year olds

In this Easter themed workshop with Helen Lowe, each child gets to design and build their own clever chicken and nest.

The children get to bring home their new pal (which they must feed every day with chocolate bars...only kidding) which turns into a great hiding place for all the chocolate eggs!!!!

Advance booking required

Wednesday 10 May, 4.10pm – 5.40pm, €7

Darol Anger Workshop

Presented by Music Network & Music Generation Clare

Darol Anger's Fiddle-ology Workshop is for intermediate to advanced bowed string players of any age. Intermediate to advanced players might derive the most benefit, but mature beginners are respected and will find much useful information.  All participants are expected to play a bit (though not by themselves!), and tape recorders are welcome.

Using call and response, direct example and printed handouts, Darol will help string players to explore the principles of Contemporary American fiddling, including bowing and phrasing techniques, and backup playing. and provide musical tools for improvising in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Pan-grass, Jazz, Blues, and Rock.  Depending on participants’ questions, Darol can discuss and address specific musical challenges and problems pertaining to string playing in an ensemble, as a backup instrument, or in a live environment.
The workshop might include, if requested, a step-by-step method of playing the rhythm “chop” on fiddle, using the self-invented techniques he used with Turtle Island String Quartet, David Grisman, Republic Of Strings, and other groups, and participants will probably learn an easy tune by ear.

This workshop may also include ways to approach unfamiliar and difficult keys, and methods for improving intonation. It may include discussion of blues changes and an expanded concept of the blues scale, the basis of modern roots and pop music...all with his characteristic quirky humour and good fellowship.

Wednesday 10 May, 4.30pm – 5.30pm, €7

Emy Phelps Workshop

Presented by Music Network & Music Generation Clare

Emy Phelps leads a discussion and demonstration of song-writing strategies and ideas. Special attention will be paid to musical structure: how melody, harmony, arrangement and groove can support and amplify the story of the song. Questions and song contributions from the participants will be invited & investigated.

Monday 10 - Friday 14 July, 9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm,

Designer Minds Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp

Does your child love experimenting and asking questions about the world around them?
Would you like your child to learn how to be creative with technology, rather than simply watching YouTube and playing video games?
Do you want to encourage your daughter to develop confidence and skills in the topics that will shape her future: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM)?

If so, then you need to register your child for the Designer Minds STEAM Summer camp, coming this July to glór!  For girls and boys, who love to design, build and experiment.

Each day, primary children, from age 7 to 13, explore new topics and get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Your kids will use a variety of equipment so that they never get bored:

  • computers
  • Lego
  • tablets
  • science materials
  • engineering toys
  • art supplies and more

Fully-qualified, garda-vetted teachers will ensure that your children are entertained and educated in a safe environment, surrounded by their like-minded peers!

"My daughter really enjoyed her week at camp.  She loves the creative side of the camp especially making t-shirts and little robots. She found the atmosphere very welcoming and inclusive. Most of all, she had fun."
Carmel, Fermoy

"My son loves Science and is so curious! Designer Minds enabled him to investigate, discover, explore and learn - through guided instruction in a happy, safe environment. He loved the many aspects covered in this course as well as the chances he got to learn from others, as well as imparting his own knowledge. I was delighted that this week long camp proved to be engaging, fun and packed with science, technology etc. I would definitely recommend this camp to others."
Aisling, Killarney

"My 12 year old has outgrown lots of regular camps so this was the result of a search for something different.  It worked, he loved it!"
Edel, Shannon

Early booking is advisable as places are strictly limited.  To find out more about our STEAM Summer camps, or to book, visit www.designerminds.ie/camps or call 087 631 0411.