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Ireland’s most exciting new boyband Taken visit St Nessans Community College and were met with a very excited bunch of students and staff alike.

Describing their music as feel good classic  pop, Taken are selling out shows all over Ireland and they also their own show on RTE’s Elev8, Challenge Taken, where the band performs live tracks as well as taking on dares from viewers. The band have already supported Olly Murs and Union J on tour and are set to be the next big boyband. 

Taken performed an intimate concert for a group of 300 students from St Nessan’s Community College and Salesian College. They delighted the students and teachers with their beautiful voices and their catchy songs. Their covers of  “It’s you” by Zayn and “Love yourself” by Justin Bieber were real crowd-pleasers and had everyone out of their seats and singing along. Their version of “Desire” by Years and Years was brilliant and had everyone clapping and dancing. 

Taken visit St Nessans Community College

Taken visit St Nessans Community College – Taken Irish Boyband

The band members are not just pretty faces with angelic voices, they are also campaigners for an online safety and cyber-bullying prevention program. They urged students to protect their privacy when using social media and also to tell a responsible adult if they felt threatened or bullied online. They gave the attentive students good advice on what to do if you are being cyber-bullied, “Make sure all your privacy settings are on and never give out personal information.” The young group warned that people online are not always who they claim to be. They also said to ignore any negative, or bad comments, as it is easier to bully online, as your identity is hidden and you are able to do it 24/7. 

The boy band finished the gig with one of their own songs “All it is” to a great round of applause. After the gig, they dropped into the school library for a visit. They went away with copies of “Limerick Slang” by Hung MacMahon to brush up on their local lingo in preparation for their next visit to Limerick.

The staff and students expressed their excitement over Taken visit St Nessans Community College, wishing them every luck in their music careers and looking forwards to their welcome return visit. 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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