What's On

Saturday 21 October, 8pm, €20

John Burke in Conversation

The first Clare man to summit the world’s tallest mountain will join award winning journalist and broadcaster John Cooke in glór to chat about his 2017 Everest ascent and raising awareness for the charity he and his wife founded.

Everest mountaineer and hotelier John Burke took on the challenge, partly to fulfil a personal dream, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity Elevate, which promotes wellbeing among young people. John travelled to Nepal as part of a group of six from Co. Clare on April 4th last. The team took 9 days to reach Everest Base Camp before John set off on the next phase of the ascent.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Elevate.

Thursday 9 November, 8pm, €18/€16 Conc.

Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth.

How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger?  What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful?

Filming and presenting the 'Secret Life of the Shannon', 'Wild Ireland' and 'Living the Wildlife' has lead to adventures in every corner of Ireland.   Hear about Colin's most special wildlife encounters close to home and learn how to witness them for yourself in what promises to be a spell binding evening.