We are very proud to share that they are one of 4 national projects in the Cruinniú na nÓg programme this year. Circus Explored aims to encourage every child in Ireland to learn to juggle. Over 5000 FREE juggling balls are being distributed to every county in Ireland. Pick up your set by registering with www.isacs.ie and then receive 4 online tutorials in ball juggling. https://isacs.ie/isacs/circus-explored-register-now/
Tipperary Arts Office have teamed up with Cloughjordan Circus Cub to ensure that this opportunity is available in Tipperary too! Once registered you can select from a number of libraries including Nenagh, Roscrea or Thurles to nominate your collection point.
All participants will also receive a link to four juggling tutorials made by Juggling Ambassadors from each youth circus project including Galway, Cork, Dublin and of course our very own Cloughjordan Circus Club. Millie Sheppard and Anouk Baldin-Merer from Cloughjordan Circus Club have created a 4 minute video with lots of ideas for juggling with a friend.
On the 4th of May, Millie and Anouk were also chosen to represent the youth circus sector at the national launch of Cruinniú na nÓg Launch with the Minister Catherine Martin (Department of Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht Sport and Media) at Kilruddery House in Wicklow. They even interviewed Minister Catherine Martin. Millie asked Catherine Martin what creative activities she enjoyed as a youngster and was amazed to hear about her early song writing and musical interests. The Minister also showed a keen interest in their juggling skills and was impressed to hear how they had made juggling balls during lockdown so they could practice
Cloughjordan Circus Club will perform on Saturday 11th June on the Cloughjordan Village Green at 2:30pm!