Tree cheers for Opera Fes­ti­val at an­nual plant­ing cer­e­mony

Wexford People - - NEWS -

The Mayor of Wex­ford Cllr. Tony Dempsey was joined by award-win­ning vol­un­teer Selina Scott and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive David McLough­lin in plant­ing trees at Fer­ry­bank to cel­e­brate the 67 th Wex­ford Fes­ti­val Opera.

The tra­di­tion was started in 1990 by the late Fes­ti­val chief Jerome Hynes and has con­tin­ued very year. The first tree was for­mally planted by the for­mer Pres­i­dent of Ire­land, Mary Robin­son, with a plaque ded­i­cated to the his­toric oc­ca­sion.

The an­nual tree-plant­ing has re­sulted in a small for­est of trees on the Fer­ry­bank site, com­mem­morat­ing the in­ter­na­tional opera event.

This year, three trees were planted, by the Mayor, the Fes­ti­val Chief Ex­ec­u­tive and the 2018 Opera Fes­ti­val Vol­un­teer of the Year Selina Scott, who were joined at the cer­e­mony by Cllr. Ge­orge Lawlor and Ger Carthy, the Dis­trict Man­ager An­gela Laf­fan and the Town Sergeant Kevin Sheil.

David McLough­lin, Fes­ti­val CEO plant­ing a tree for Eleanor White on be­half of the board at the an­nual Wex­ford Fes­ti­val Opera tree plant­ing at Fer­ry­bank. Also pic­tured are Cllr Ge­orge Lawlor, dis­trict man­ager An­gela Laf­fan, town sergeant Kevin Sheil, Mayor of Wex­ford, Cllr Tony Dempsey, fes­ti­val vol­un­teer of the year Selina Scott and Cllr Ger Carthy.

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