glór’s annual summer fundraiser - Gin & Jazz - returns on Thursday, June 21 to The Old Ground Hotel, where guests will enjoy Dingle Gin Cocktail on arrival (6.30pm) followed by a delicious supper in the newly renovated Banquet Hall.
Music is provided by The Café Orchestra and very special guests including Kilmaley born singer Gráinne Cotter and her band, young Ennis pianist Seán Shannon as well as old favourites the Forever Young Singers, accompanied by Michael Hennessy.
Auctioneer Cormac O’Sullivan plays host to this year’s Art Auction featuring works by artists Gráinne Cuffe, Adam Pomeroy, Dympna Bonfield, Jackie Maurer and St. Anne’s school, whose work is currently on display as part of Embrace at glór Gallery.
The auction will also feature creations from internationally renowned milliner Margaret O’Connor, fashion house Murala Studio and Laura Vaughan Design, all of whom have returned from London, New York and beyond to set up businesses in Ennis. Raffle prizes have kindly been donated by a wide variety of local businesses including Dromoland Hotel, The County Boutique, Seoidin, LANA Ennis and more.
Allen Flynn, The Old Ground says: “We’re delighted to bring a little bit of glór into our very own garden. The event is a reminder of what’s right here on our doorstep and how crucial glór is in developing local artists - from the ground up.”
Angie Gough, glór, adds: “This event will raise crucial funds for glór’s artist development and educational initiatives as well as showcasing some of the talent that makes this county a great place to live and work. When it comes to music, art, creativity, Clare is second to none, and this is an evening to relax, celebrate and blow our own trumpet about how talented we are here in the Banner county!”
Tickets are €40 and booking is via box office on 065 6843103