Pat Whelan
10.0020.00 Select options

Pat Whelan


Want unlimited access to the Irish Life and Lore Oral History Archive? Subscribe by purchasing Gold Subscription, Silver Subscription or Bronze Subscription!

‘KC’ Whelan grew up in John Street, in view of the Theatre Royal. His introduction to the Opera Festival began as a voluntary worker, and he later helped in administration at which he subsequently took up a permanent position. It is enlightening to hear KC talk about the logistics of the Festival and it is incredible that four permanent employees – the Chairman, the Administrator, the Artistic Director and the Secretary, alone managed such a mammoth task. He concludes by talking about the effect the Festival has on the people of Wexford as a whole, and his own current position as a fireworks operator.

Additional information



Audio series:

Wexford, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

43.89 MB

Number of files:


Product ID:



Wexford Opera

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe