Cloughjordan Circus Club are delighted to welcome Peadar ó Dalaigh to our small team. Since September he has been settling in as our first ever Operations Manager!
Peadar has strong project management and long-term strategy skills developed from various engineering roles and will be working to ensure the smooth running of our projects. He’ll be ensuring that the organisation keeps up to date with best practice, recording our project monitoring and evaluations, and keeping on top of finances and grant reporting.
In his own words he says:
“I’m looking forward to putting my skills to use in keeping – if you’ll excuse the obligatory pun – the many balls in the air that is the daily life of operating a Youth Circus Organisation.”
Peadar isn’t a newcomer to the Circus Arts sector. He first got a taste for circus skills with Wexford troupe Buí Bolg where he started performing in parades and festivals throughout the country, including corporate events and on one occasion, a theatre festival in Hungary. From there he continued to perform and went on to co-found the UCD Juggling Society while studying engineering. He has attended the European Juggling Convention on a number of occasions, as well as the various smaller conventions around Ireland.
During an Asian adventure, Peadar found himself in Nepal and while there got involved with Circus Kathmandu helping supervise and coach the performers, as well as promoting the organisation for events and shows.