Explore culture and the arts in Ennis

03 August, 2021

Ennis is home to a rich tapestry of cultural and artistic amenities.  

Glór Ennis 

Glór is a thriving arts centre in Ennis, presenting a vibrant programme of theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film and workshops. glór welcomes local, national and international talent in their 485-seat theatre and 60-seat studio. The venue presents the best touring work, shows and exhibitions that will connect strongly with theatre-goers. 

Glór has a wonderful gallery space which presents high-quality and varied exhibitions. This space features work from emerging and more established artists, focusing on work which reflects the unique culture and landscape of Clare. They also provide a welcoming space for community groups, families, and vulnerable members of society to meet and access the arts.  

Visitors to Ennis should be sure to check what exhibitions and shows will be on at Glór during their stay.

A dance performance in Glór
A dance performance at Glór

Traditional music in Ennis 

Ennis town is known for regularly hosting music of all types, particularly traditional Irish music. Visitors can expect to be serenaded by buskers in the bow-ways, winding laneways and along the narrow streets of Ennis. Live traditional music can also be heard throughout day and night in Ennis’ many bars, restaurants and venues. 

Live music in Ennis
Live music in Ennis

Ennis Book Club Festival 

Ennis Book Club Festival was dreamt up by a small group of volunteers in association with Clare County Library in 2007. This annual event has grown year-on-year to attract internationally recognised writers, such as Edna O'Brien, Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright and John Banville. Local artists and writers have featured as part of the festival each year.  

Every year, Ennis Book Club Festival features author readings and discussions alongside a mix of debates, poetry readings, theatre, music, workshops and quizzes. This year, the festival hosted several digital events in March, but you should mark your calendar for an exciting day of events on September 11, 2021

Ennis Book Club Festival
Ennis Book Club Festival