Our new TGI Fridays

Here in Clifden, on the west coast of Ireland we have had a busy, hectic Summer season.  Along with increased visitors the sun shined and everybody was in a great mood.  During the Summer I decided to organise an awareness event for my friend, Debbie Deegan and her charity To Russia With Love.   She does incredible work out there in Russia, overseeing 50 orphanages and maintaining some herself.  Along with two other wonderful shopkeepers Treena Sweeney and Michele Hehir we organised an event called 'East meets West' in a Marque that held over 400 people during the evening and from where the new annual competition 'The Connemara Man' was launched.  We had such craic and it really did become a community event.

Anyway, now the winter months are drawing in and we have less visitors to the area, it's time to catch up locally.  Our town is great at hosting get togethers, we have the oldest running Arts Festival in Ireland here in September - Clifden Arts Festival.  Fundraising events such as marathons, parties where great local musicians come together and play.  We have the TradFest for traditional Irish Music and Dance the list goes on and on.  

So with this in mind and knowing how we like to throw a party the idea for TGI Disco nite in Ohh! By Gum was born.  Every third Friday of each month in Winter 6pm -9pm, Ohh! By Gum will host a TGI Friday Disco nite.  Where we supply the venue, disco and clothes to try on.  All our friends have to do is turn up and have fun.  The first one was last Friday and it was such a great night, the girls had so much fun and it gave us all a chance to catch up with each other and chat, laugh, dance and try on clothes.  All under the mirrored disco ball in our shop and to the beat of the Disco music playing.  

Here is a little trailer I put together of the evening.  Halloween is BIG here in Ireland so it became the theme for our first October's TGI Friday Disco night.  Our theme for next month is Christmas - of course!  Then we have The Holidays for Dec. and I'm not going to tell you what is in store for January as that would be giving away too much!  You will just have to wait and see......

Happy Halloween everybody and thank you for finding us here at Ohh! By Gum


Sharon and the team Olivia, Edith, Muireann, Jenny and Ellen xxxx



Sharon Griffin
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