The Irish Centre of Funambulism was founded in Galway in 2018. It is Ireland’s first and only training and participation centre for funambulism.

The Centre runs trainings in funambulism, the circus art of tightwire walking with a balancing pole. Beginners are encouraged and welcome to come try out this skill!

Funambulism is a fun way to practise your balance, mindfulness and self-awareness. Starting on slacklines 30cm off the ground, participants learn to use the balancing pole and build toward higher wires, with the emphasis on building technique and practising focus. Suitable for all body types, ages and fitness levels, funambulism is an accessible art-form suited to anyone with the enthusiasm to try it.

To learn more about the Irish Centre of Funambulism, click here.

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General information

What to wear

You don’t need any specialist kit to take part in a funambulism workshop. You will need to wear clothes that you can move freely in and comfortable flat shoes (trainers with a thin sole such as Converse, plimsolls or dancing shoes are ideal to allow you to feel the line you are walking on) but you do not need any specialist footwear or clothing.


Fees vary between workshops. Check the registration link for fees associated with workshops.