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Ireland Trip Photos

The St Pius X Symphonic Band traveled to Ireland April 2-9, 2016 during spring break. 35 students, 10 parent chaperones, and 3 SPX staff attended the trip. The band had four performances: Mon April 4th in Galway at St Patrick's Brass Band Hall (w/ the St Patrick's Brass Band), Tuesday April 5th in Limerick at St Mary's Cathedral (w/ the Limerick School of Music Orchestra), Thursday April 7th in Cork at the C.I.T. School of Music, and Friday April 8th in Dublin at the Artane School of Music (w/ the Artane Concert Band). The band also toured many important religious and other historic sites, such as Balintubber Abbey, Holy Cross Abbey, Trinity College (Book of Kells), Knock Shrine, St Patrick's Cathedral, Blarney Castle (home of the Blarney Stone), and Cliffs of Moher! The trip was a wonderful a once in a lifetime experience for our talented band students. We hope to go again.

Ireland Trip - April 2-9, 2016 (Photos by Carol Norton)


Artane Band combined w/ St Pius Band Performance - Dublin


Gifts for Artane Band Directors 


Artane & St Pius Selfie! 


St Mary's Cathedral Performance - Limerick 


 St Mary's Cathedral Socializing w Limerick School of Music Orchestra


Blarney Castle 


Clonmacnoise (overlooking water)




Balintubber Abbey Tour

Handel Hotel (Site of the premiere of Handel's Messiah) - Dublin


Garden of Remembrance - Dublin 


Water view near Cliffs of Moher 


      Dr Geoffery Spratte - Cork School of Music Dean