We are delighted to bring DELVE back to The National Circus Festival of Ireland, Tralee, with this year’s selected artists, Megan Maher and Fiachra Ó Laigheanáin

DELVE: Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage – aims to support artists to experience and be inspired by art through a range of festivals and programmes throughout Ireland. We go, we see, we watch, we listen, we learn, we connect with art and art makers, and we get inspired.

Megan and Fiachra will join the ISACS team in attending the Festival from November 3rd to 5th, 2023.

Their programme of activities will include the SHARE Open Forum presented by ISACS and invaluable opportunities to be introduced to national and international artists, producers and festival programmers.

View the full National Circus Festival of Ireland programme here→

About the selected artists

Megan Maher

Megan Maher

Megan is an Irish-based artist with a Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre Degree. She incorporates style and personality into her aerial skills. Her main discipline is Bullwhip cracking. Her passion is bringing her modern performing style to traditional touring circuses around Ireland. She is constantly trying to create new work and to upgrade with new skills


Fiachra Ó Laigheanáin

Fiachra has had a passion for performing arts ever since childhood. After discovering circus and spectacle at age twelve, he learned to stilt-walk and developed as a character performer. Fiachra has performed numerous parades and events throughout his practice, entertaining and delighting the masses. Most recently, Fiachra has been exploring the technical side of producing work, having been involved with supporting the team for the European Juggling Convention ’23 in Lublin, Poland. He has taken on production and technician roles for various theatrical projects. He is currently exploring the developing relationship between technical theatre and contemporary circus.