Eithne Scallan and Fr Marken
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Eithne Scallan and Fr Marken


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One of the great architect Pugin’s first contracts in Ireland came through the Talbot family of Wexford, which instructed him to design St Peter’s College Chapel. The Chaplain of St Peter’s, Fr Aodhán Marken speaks about his time as a seminarian there, and as Chaplain over the previous 20 years. Historian and author Eithne Scallan was recorded here, walking the corridor leading to St Peter’s Chapel. She discussed Pugin’s involvement with many churches in the county. St Peter’s was an outstanding achievement. On entering the chapel, Eithne described in great detail the Rose Window and the triptych, and the tremendous use of gold leaf and strong colours. This Chapel became one of the venues for classic liturgical music and other performances during the Opera Festival. She spoke very highly of the local artisans and tradesmen who built this church, as well as the twin churches in the town, now celebrating their 150th anniversary.

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Audio series:

Wexford, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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39.95 MB

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Wexford Opera

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe