Supporting Us

The President’s Circle

The President’s Circle recognises donors who support the Festival at the leadership level. These friends are at the core of Wexford’s success because presenting rarely performed or neglected opera requires generous patrons.

Some members of the President’s Circle, such as Stephen Vernon, support a main stage opera, while others, such as The Lord Magan of Castletown, help to make the ShortWorks possible. Peter and Nancy Thompson helped to initiate our Emerging Artist Fund in memory of their great friend Jerome Hynes.

Specific artistic projects which can greatly benefit from being funded by President’s Circle gifts include main stage and ShortWorks productions, the Orchestra and Chorus of Wexford Festival Opera, education, outreach and community access projects, and emerging artist apprenticeships.

All gifts are donor-advised, reflecting your interests, and can be directed to whichever aspect of Wexford’s extensive artistic activities you may wish to support.

For further information on joining The President’s Circle, please contact David McLoughlin (+353 53 916 3521,