St. Mary’s College Arklow is renowned for its tradition of orchestral, vocal and instrumental music for well over 100 years and Orchestral directors such as Sr. Paul Joseph Delaney, Mr. John Bonner and Ms. Christine Steele have ensured that this tradition has continued.

 

Over the years the orchestra has won prestigious awards such as the Dublin Feis Ceol, The Kilcoole Music Festival and the Arklow Music Festival, taking 1st place many times over the life of these competitions and constantly placing within the top 2 school orchestras in the country.

 

It is through the commitment of the school, the teachers and the students that this very important tradition in the social fabric of the community continues to this day ensuring a range of highly skilled musicians for generations to come.

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