Duffy’s Circus rolls into Cookstown this weekend

Globe of death
Globe of death

Tom Duffy’s Circus makes a long-awaited return visit to Cookstown from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th May.

Northern Ireland’s best-loved circus rolls the Circus field on the Dungannon Rd and this year’s show looks set to thrill.

Duffy’s is one of the world’s longest-established circuses, amazing family audiences across Ireland over three centuries.

The new show blends the traditional and the twenty-first century. Acts enjoyed by generations of circus-goers are brought right up-to-the-minute with a spectacular light show, state of the art sound and expert choreography. With the glamour of elaborate hand-made costumes, glittering lights and stunning special effects, you’re sure to be astounded by Tom Duffy’s.

Lovers of traditional circus acts will roar with laughter at the antics of the hilarious clowns, David and Raffy, and multi-talented Steven Munoz will perform one of the most complicated juggling sets ever seen in this country. Don’t miss the electrifying sight of this talented artist juggling with fire. Tom Jnr and Jamie Duffy take to the air with a heart-stopping wheel of death – one of the most dangerous acts in modern Circus.

The Kenya Boys are making a welcome return to Northern Ireland, with their astonishing acrobatics, twisting and tumbling, and startling human pyramids. This years Grand Finale sees the first ever Irish visit of Team Loucia – amazing motorcycle skill inside the Globe of Death.

As always, the animal acts are the main draw for regular visitors. In the all-new Canine Review, the loveable giants, the St Bernard dogs, tend to dominate the ring, but it’s the cheeky miniature poodles that raise a smile with their mischief.

An old favourite with every generation, Tom Duffy’s troupe of Minature Shetland Ponies make a welcome return to the ring, with a sparkling display of Jumping and hind-leg walking.

Audiences have also grown to love Tom Duffy’s llamas – see these talented performers in action and then meet them after the show with all the other animals in the Circus Zoo.

David Duffy, the Circus’s Managing Director and Ringmaster, is delighted that this year Duffy’s was selected to showcase the talents of the Munoz Family’s sea lions, direct from the world-famous Monte Carlo Circus Festival. “Andrew, Nelson and Ziggy are definitely this year’s star attraction.

They’ll bring our audiences to their feet with their amazing acrobatics. And they love nothing more than getting up close for a big sloppy kiss!”

Many fans round off their trip with a visit to the Circus Zoo, where for a small fee you can meet the much-loved animals and see the phenomenal round-the-clock care they receive.

Come and get to know Tom Duffy’s extended family in their own living quarters, including some of the show’s biggest stars in their outdoor swimming pool.

Tom Duffy’s Circus will be at the Dungannon Rd Circus field from Friday 9th – Sunday 11th May. From grandparents to toddlers, it has something for every generation. Andrea McLenaghan, from Belfast, caught last year’s spectacular show on tour.

“My family had a fantastic evening at Tom Duffy’s Circus - the talent on show was amazing. My nine year old daughter loved it and my little one year old son was mesmerised by the lighting and the outfits. I would recommend it for a great evening out, young or old. Well done to all involved!”

Visitors with an eye for a bargain will find that tickets are cheaper when bought online at www.duffyscircus.com

You can also buy from any Ticketmaster outlet, or from the on-site Circus box office. Arrive early to avoid long queues. Last year’s shows were a sell-out.

Don’t miss out on Tom Duffy’s 2014 tour – a traditional family outing with modern-day thrills guaranteed. Your family would never forgive you!