My son is four now and had been asking me to take him to the circus that had set up temporarily near Lidl in Newbridge. I figured that 4 would be a good age to go to his first circus as he would be able to sit through an event for more than an hour without getting distracted. I was kind of worried that he might be scared of the clowns or who knows what else though.
I guess I was imagining some Barnum and Bailey type American extravaganza and was pleasantly surprised with the reality of a small European travelling circus. The performers looked a bit ragged and spoke with accented English, but they did entertain quite well for the €14 child and €16 adult admission fees. Here are a few pictures of the performers in the Big Top. Rowan and I liked the bizarre contortionist (who I thought could work for the Cirque Du Soleil if he tried), and the motorcyclists in the cage.