Wexford Opera House officially renamed as the National Opera House.

Today, the Wexford Opera House on Wexford’s High Street was officially relaunched as the National Opera House.

The plans to rename the opera house have been known since October of last year, when Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys made the announcement at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Wexford Opera Festival.

Since then, a major rebranding effort has been undertaken, with the name-change being applied to its signage, website and social media profiles.

Above: The National Opera House’s Twitter account uploads a photograph of the unveiling ceremony.

Before the announcement was made, Ireland was the only country in the European Union that did not have an officially designated national opera house.

Attending today’s event were Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin and Corner Boy singer Michael D’Arcy.

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