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Thursday 23 October 2014

All at sea for RNLI fundraiser

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

Dylan Kennedy

COURTOWN was filled with smiling faces once again on Sunday as the annual Sea Sunday Festival took place to raise funds for the RNLI.

There was a great attendance on the day with people travelling from all over the county and even further afield to take in all the entertainment and activity on the day.

'It went really well,' said Aine Stafford of Courtown RNLI. 'We had a huge turnout again and I think everyone had a great day. The dunk tank in particular was a big hit this year as well as our raft race.'

The dunk tank saw locals from Courtown waiting to take the plunge as people aimed for the target hoping to drop them into the water. Local businesses were all represented on the day as well as local community warden Mark Mullhall who volunteered himself for a dunk.

Once again, all manner of weird and wonderful creations took to the harbour for the raft race with 12 teams battling it out to be crowned winner. Once again, emerging on top this year was Rob Ireton Jr who is proving to be a dab hand when it comes to creating rafts, making it three victories in a row.

'It was great fun,' said Aine. 'There was one raft even sank half way around the course and the team had to swim the rest of it!'

Aine said that the support of the local community of the event has been outstanding again and thanked all local businesses who contributed or helped in any way as well as all those who helped organise and those who turned up on the day for some family fun.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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