Profits at Fossett Brothers Circus increased four fold to €44,231 in the last financial year as it benefited from government grants, new figures show.
The Dublin-based circus, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, is the world’s longest-running and oldest traditional circus.
Marketing manager Charles O’Brien said yesterday that the circus performed to 80,000 to 90,000 customers last year in its 800-seat circus at 65 locations across Ireland.
“We are celebrating our 125th anniversary by surviving,” he said yesterday.
“The brief for any family-owned circus is to pass the baton on to the next generation. That is the mission statement.”
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