The Priests set for Portlaoise as part of Christmas tour

Conor Ganly

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The Priests will be in Portlaoise this festive season as part of a special Celebrate Twelve Days Of Christmas tour.

Fathers Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O'Hagan and David Delargy are sure to be a big draw when they bring their special Christmas concert to SS Peter & St Paul’s Parish Church as part of a round Ireland tour of churches and cathedrals.

The Priests say are delighted to return to Ireland to present their hugely popular Christmas Concert which features them singing much-loved classics as well as cherished seasonal songs.

Lifelong friends with incredible voices, three unassuming Irish Catholic Priests have captured the hearts of the public around the world.  

They were nominated for a Classical Brit Award for three consecutive years.  They have graced the pages of Time Magazine, shared a sofa with Jonathan Ross and Alan Titchmarsh.  They have performed around the world to audiences that included the Pope, the Irish President and the Royal Family.  

They have most recently performed for Pope Francis at Croke Park, Dublin in August 2018.  

They continue to play many concerts each year in Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA and manage to balance their performing with Parish life.

They always look forward to travelling the world and signing for live audiences.

"We enjoy singing enormously”, says Fr Eugene, “we realise that commercial projects very often have a shelf life, however, we would very much like to continue doing this forever. I certainly know that Martin, David and I will continue to sing, whatever comes because it gives us such pleasure to do so. Our fervent hope is that it continues to bring pleasure to everybody else," he said.

The group sing in Portlaoise on Sunday, December 16. Tickets are available from the Portlaoise Parish Centre.

The full tour details are:

Friday 7th December St Patrick’s Cathedral DUNDALK
Sunday 9th December The Church Of The Immaculate Conception STRABANE
Thursday 13th December St Patrick’s Cathedral  ARMAGH
Friday 14th December St Macartan’s Cathedral MONAGHAN 
Sunday 16th December St Peter & St Paul’s    PORTLAOISE
Monday 17th December  Cathedral Of The Assumption CARLOW
Sunday 23rd December St Michael’s Church  ENNISKILLEN
Thursday 27th December St Patrick’s Church DOWNPATRICK
Friday 28th December  St Mary’s Church STRANORLAR
Sunday 30th December St Joseph’s Hall At Sacred Heart Church OMAGH
Thursday 3rd January The Guild Hall DERRY
Friday 4th January  St Brigid’s Church Derryvolgie BELFAST


*** Tickets Available From Parish Offices ***