The number of animal circuses in Ireland, and the species they use, varies from year to year, sometimes even within the touring season (which usually lasts from February to December). The information on this website is kept updated as much as possible.
Most of these circuses tour both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during their season.
For a list of animal-free circuses, please click here.
Courtney Brother’s Circus
Tom Duffy’s Circus
Circus Amora has toured without animals but is planning to introduce them.
See the resources page for information on specific circuses
In 2012 these circuses had a total of 58 animals – 16 of wild species, 42 of domestic species.