Saturday 22 October 2016

‘Sand Angel’ World Record Attempt to be held at 29th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival

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Published 06/08/2015 | 12:18

Niall McGee puts the finishing touches to a sand sculpture of an RNLI lifeboat at Duncannon Beach, Co Wexford
Niall McGee puts the finishing touches to a sand sculpture of an RNLI lifeboat at Duncannon Beach, Co Wexford
This year marks the 40th edition of the contest
At Ducannon Beach, Co. Wexford is sand sculptor, Montserrat Cuesta from Spain putting the finishing touches to a sand sculpture for the 2013 annual Sand Sculpting Festival

A world record attempt for the most 'Sand Angels' will be taking place on Duncannon Beach in Wexford this weekend, as part of the 29th annual Sand Sculpting festival.

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The 29th Sand Sculpting Festival is taking place from Friday August 7th to Sunday August 9th.

Locals and visitors are invited to join in the world record attempt at 2pm on the beach in an attempt to create the most ‘Sand Angels’.

Following the world record attempt at 3pm the Barrack Street Band will entertain on the village Green and Family fun events will be on offer throughout the day, including Painting Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Water Zorbing, Tug O war, Human Fuzzball and Childrens bEACH Games. An exhibition Cricket Match and Mens Wrestling will also take place.

Commenting on the upcoming festival one of the festivals organiser’s Cathy Dowling said, “We are delighted to be hosting the 29th festival, the is huge interest in the World Record attempt to create the most ‘Sand Angels’ on a beach in one location".

"The Sand-Sculpting Festival is always a wonderful weekend and something really special for the locals and visitors to the village all of the events are open either free of charge or at a nominal fee.”

This fun packed family festival opens with a giant beach party on Friday night with a Beach Party filled with live music, Family Beach Games and Competitions followed by a DJ and a fireworks display to light up the night skies after dark.

Festivities commence again on Saturday morning when the professional sand sculpting exhibition will be unveiled on the beach, professional sculptors from ‘Duathain Dealbh’ meaning ‘fleeting sculpture’ will have created a village of Knights & Princesses.

On Sunday, August 9th an Amateur Sand sculpting competition will take place with the winners receiving the David Brown Memorial and prizes for best sculptures. Sights of the festive season will come early as a 1 mile ‘Santa Dash’ will take place on the beach and live music, street theatre and comedy will take place. The festival will close with an amazing fire sculpture on Sunday evening.

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