Wexford Festival Opera Tours, in association with the National Opera House, are organised by Nicholas Furlong on behalf of the Wexford Historical Society.
County Wexford is rich in history: home to Vikings, Normans and rebellions. The Wexford Festival Opera Tours, have been a part of the Festival since the early 1950s. In fact, Nicholas Furlong could be considered one of the Festival’s original ‘Friends’ since he, like so many other locals, pledged Dr Tom his full support and offered a donation in order for him to get the first Festival off the ground.
The Wexford Festival Opera Tours are led by expert guides and explore places of historical interest in the town and county – some well known, some lesserknown. The tours leave the Talbot Hotel car park at 10.30 a.m. sharp and return to Wexford by 1 p.m., just in time for the Lunchtime Recitals. No car? Don’t worry; people who have cars make room for those without.
The tours are free and are open to all. Full details of these popular tours are announced each year in September. For more information visit wexfordhistoricalsociety.com