Ireland’s first outdoor flying trapeze school has opened in Dublin offering classes in the art of the famous circus act.
Located on the grounds of St Benildus College in Stillorgan, Flying Monkeys Trapeze is run by Mariana Rampazzo and Salla Vartia.
Mariana, who also runs an aerial acrobatics studio in Dublin, says the opening of the school “was a dream come true”, and one which was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have been fighting, for about two years, to get insurance to be able to work here in Ireland but finally we got it sorted. But then Covid came,” she said.
“So we started calculating when could we do it. All our staff arrived more than two weeks ago to quarantine. So yeah, the Covid was a little bit of a challenge.
“We had to spend extra money and wait and hope that people would – even with the new normal – come and fly with us,” she said…
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