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Monday 19 August 2019

Tenors for open air show at St. Peter’s

At the announcement of The Lawn Concert, featuring The Celtic Tenors, in St. Peter’s College
At the announcement of The Lawn Concert, featuring The Celtic Tenors, in St. Peter’s College

Pádraig Byrne

The beautiful strains of The Celtic Tenors will echo around Summerhill at the end of June as they arrive to play a very special event on the lawn at St Peter's College.

The Lawn Concert will be open air, all-seated event set for June 28 and will see the world renowned Celtic Tenors take to the stage alongside Wexford's own Loch Garman Band. The idea behind the very special show is to mark 200 years since the very first students arrived at the college in Summerhill.

In September of 1819, students transferred to the St Peter's site at Summerhill from a college established in 1811 by Bishop Patrick Ryan at Bunkers Hill.

'This is a joint venture between the Past Pupils Union and the Campus committee,' said Deputy Principal and event organiser Sean Foley. 'Part of the takings will go to charity and the remainder will go to developing an all-weather astro turf pitch beside, the existing Power Park, to develop the Tower Block as a tourist attraction, and for repairs to the historic Pugin Chapel.'

Mayor of Wexford Tony Dempsey officially launched the concert and described St Peter's College as being 'part of the DNA of Wexford'.

'I am delighted to be launching this event, it gives the people of Wexford the opportunity to say thanks to Peters for being the Peters,' he said. 'Peters does not confine itself to just Academia, it's very holistic, it's about past pupils coming back and saying thanks because the place inspired them. Looking around the room I see all the different awards to students, the JP McManus outstanding award, scholarship awards, voluntary work, fund raising for people in need, hurling, and the musicals that you have been doing for many years, that's all part of the St Peters ethos.'

The Lawn Concert is sure to generate great interest across the county and tickets are priced at €30 and can be purchased by calling 0539142071 or by email at office@stpeterscollege.ie. The show starts at 8 p.m. and is a fully seated, open-air event.

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