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In All Their Glória!

The glorious Glória gang turn up to a studio in Harold’s Cross on a hot Sunday in June, all dressed in their whitest whites, ready for their close-ups. There’s no doubting their enthusiasm, or the people wrangling skills of Derek McBrien, but one question remains, with 25 members here to become cover stars – will they all fit?

Photos by Hazel Coonagh

Everyone gathers inside. The sun is beaming and the windows of the fourth floor studio are immediately thrown wide. While Hana Tuhami chats to the appropriately named Sarah Ní Choirbín, lights are set up and plans are made on just how to launch all this confetti (more on that later). The musical troupe mill around the space, their bright shirts popping against the painted black walls, the lively personalities of Emmet Jordan O’Reilly and Martin Rochford popping even more so.

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