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Tom Duffy's Circus returns to Athlone

Thursday, 28th February, 2013 3:20pm

Story by Tom Kelly
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Tom Duffy's Circus returns to Athlone
Tom Duffy's Circus returns to Athlone

Following last year's successful visit Tom Duffy's Circus is once again visiting Athlone with a brand new show.

From today, Wednesday, February 27, until Sunday, March 3, you'll have the opportunity to witness Ireland's greatest circus at Athlone Town Football Club. With everything from expert acrobats to exotic animals, you won't want to miss this wildly popular show.

This year, Tom Duffy's Circus is pleased to present the awe inspiring Kung Fu performance of the Shaolin Monks. Drawing inspiration from over 1,500 years of Chinese martial arts, the intensely disciplined monks demonstrate remarkable concentration, exquisite showmanship and feats of strength that boggle the mind. Their first appearance in an Irish circus is guaranteed to have you at the edge of your seat.

Another thrilling spectacle being featured is the Wheel of Death, which will leave you breathless as the enormous twin wheel spins at dizzying speeds. Tom Duffy's premiere performers twist and leap, often blindfolded, in a stunning display that is lauded as one of the most dangerous acts in the world.

The timeless appeal of the animal kingdom is not lost at Tom Duffy's Circus. You will not be disappointed by the exotic Bengal tigers and African lions, nor the lively performances by llamas and alpacas, and of course, time honoured liberty horses and ponies. Enthusiastic fans are welcomed to come 'backstage' after performances to see the beautiful extended family of Tom Duffy's in their living quarters, showcasing the phenomenal round the clock care the animals receive.

Tom Duffy's isn't just a brand name; the brothers Tom and Jamie Duffy also make an appearance in the show, with a mysterious demonstration of illusion in their new act 'Mystique'. You'll also see the beautiful athleticism of Nara of Mongolia, as she executes gravity defying stunts on the solo trapeze.

The Duffy family's history of circus performance spans three centuries and continues its proud tradition of excellence with its most captivating line up yet. The performances are enriched with elaborate costumes, glittering lights and special effects; you're sure to be astounded by the wondrous presentation of Tom Duffy's Circus.

Tom Duffy's Circus will be at Athlone Town Football Club from Wednesday, February 27, until Sunday, March 3. Tickets are cheaper online at duffyscircus.com or can also be purchased from any ticketmaster or the onsite box office.

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