In 2024, ISACS will continue to broaden the reach of Circus Explored using the physical creativity of circus to create cross-community cultural experiences for young people across our whole island in the run-up to Cruinniú na nÓg 2024.

How? We are delivering ‘Explorer Workshops’ for newcomers to the circus at County Libraries across the whole island of Ireland, working with our six youth circus partners and with ISACS members to bring the fun of circus to everyone.

Here the confirmed dates and locations so far:

  1. Roscrea Primary School on April 19th – Co Tipperary
  2. Belfast, at 2 Royal Avenue as part of Circusful Festival of Fools on May 4th and 5th – free to attend, all welcome! Check out the schedule here
  3. CBS Roscommon – Edmund Rice Autism Centre May 10th – Co Roscommon
  4. Navan Library on May 11th – Co Meath
  5.  St Michael’s Grosvenor Special School in Leopardstown – closed group on May 23rd
  6. Gaelscoil na Laochra, Birr on May 24th – Co Offaly – closed group – Irish Language workshop
  7. Rathdowney Library on June 5th Co Laois – Booking essential. Contact +35350546852 or email
  8. Emyvale Foroige Club – Co. Monaghan – Closed group on June 7th
  9. Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada, Tullamore Co. Offaly – Closed group on June 11th – Irish Language workshop
  10. Gaelscoil Éadan Doire Co. Offaly – Closed group on June 11th – Irish Language workshop
  11. Slaney House Direct Provision Centre, Wexford – closed group on June 11th
  12. Dungarvan Library, on June 8th Co Waterford – Book by contacting the Library on +3535821141.
  13. Clocha Rince Community Library on June 14th Co Kildare – Book by contacting / phone +353469553428

June 15th

  1. Open Day with Dublin Circus Project
  2. Open Day with Circus Factory Cork
  3. Open Day with Cloughjordan Circus Club
  4. Open Day with Galway Community Circus
  5. Open Day with In Your Space Circus in Derry
  6. Open day with Circusful in Belfast
  7. Central Library, Letterkenny – Co Donegal – Book Workshop 1, Book Workshop 2 and Book Workshop 3 – from May 31st
  8. The National 1798 Rebellion Centre – Co Wexford
  9. Cappawhite Youth Group – Co Tipperary – Closed group
  10. Culturlann Sweeney, Killkee – Co Clare. Book Workshop 1, Book Workshop 2.
  11. Tralee Library- Co. Clare. To book email phone +353667121200