A clinic in Blackrock is offering free classes to help people conquer their fear of clowns.
Coulrophobia is thought to effect around 12% of people.
The fear is rearing its (painted) head again, as a remake of Stephen King's 'It' has been released in cinemas.
The D4 Clinic is offering the free, downloadable sessions to help people deal with their fear.
Psychologist Jason O'Callaghan says: "Most people can avoid clowns on a day to day basis - but with the image on posters, buses, TV and magazines they may find themselves unable to avoid the image of the clown".
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