Cloughjordan Circus Club are delighted to be the instigator and host of the now annual Irish Youth Circus Gathering. The event brings together young people with a shared interest in circus from Youth Circus Organisations from all over the island of Ireland.
Young people take part from Derry, Galway, Dublin, Belfast, Lisburn, Cork and of course Tipperary in a shared weekend full of circus workshops, learning and fun.
The whole community of Cloughjordan welcomes our guests who stay in Djangos Hostel. As well as a packed circus workshop programme, social events include a celebration meal in our Community Café and a Saturday night cabaret performance in St Kieran’s Hall.
The event is made possible with workshops and facilitators from Cloughjordan Circus Club and all participating groups including:
Lisburn Community Circus; Dublin Circus Project; Belfast Community Circus School; Galway Community Circus; In Your Space Circus and Cork Circus Factory
We are delighted to announce that the Irish Youth Circus Gathering is back IN PERSON in November 2022 for the first time since 2019.
Our Gathering Outreach Programme will run from Monday 8th to Thursday 10th November. Six schools and youth clubs will visit St. Kieran’s Hall in Cloughjordan to take part in a fun packed circus workshop programme.
In 2022 the groups that will take part include: CBS Nenagh Primary School, Cloughjordan No1 National School, Scoil Eoin Naofa (Roscrea), Scoil Muire (Borrisokane) and the A Team Youth Project (Nenagh).
We will be welcoming 29 young participants as well at 10 youth circus facilitators to Cloughjordan from Circusful (Belfast), In Your Space Circus (Derry), Galway Community Circus, Cork Circus Factory and Dublin Circus Project. They will be joined by members of Cloughjordan Circus Club for a fun packed weekend of circus workshops, social events and performances.
What to expect if you are coming to the gathering?
A full programme of Circus workshops to choose from throughout the day!
Choose from: Tableslide, Juggling, Unicycle, Acrobalance, Chair Stack, Funambulism (that’s wire walking with a long pole!), Performance, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Circus Cabaret show on Saturday 12th November at 7:30 PM in St. Kieran’s Hall featuring the amazing guest tutor Simon Llywellyn alongside acts from all the visiting tutors. And of course an amazing finale … the now traditional ALL IRELAND HUMAN PYRAMID!
Saturday Night Social Evening
Social evening and board games in the Community Cafe. There might even be some hot chocolate on offer!
Take a look at what we got up to the last time we all met in person in 2019!
We are excited to be a part of the La Nuit du Cirque this year!
IYCG 2022 is funded by Tipperary Co Co Festival and Event Scheme, Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund, and The Arts Council.
YOUTH GATHERING 2021
In 2021 we reimagined our annual Youth Circus Event to bring circus to as many young people in Co. Tipperary as possible. For many of these schools it was the first time since 2019 that they had visitors to the school so it was a great privilege to be trusted to deliver our performance and workshops in a safe way. We created a performance with 3 professional artists and 2 members of the youth circus programme who are in TY. The show toured to 6 schools along with a workshop experience.
If you are interested in taking part in our classes contact us
Phone: 086 373 5232