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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Spectacular sand sculptures to be built at weekend

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

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DUNCANNON BEACH is hosting the Sand Sculpting Festival from Friday to Sunday next (August 15 to 17), with huge crowds expected to attend for the festivities.

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Now in its 28th year the festival will kick off with the opening of the sand sculpture exhibition, a kiddies beach party and a brilliant fireworks display.

Professional Sand-sculptors arrived in the picturesque village yesterday (Monday) creating giant sand-sculpted masterpieces under the 2014 theme of 'Jurassic Beach'.

Commenting on the upcoming event and the festival theme one of the festivals organiser's John Glennon said: 'We are delighted to be hosting the 28th festival. It is going to be a fantastic festival. We have lots of new elements including a human foosball table and a giant water slide, all on Duncannon Beach. The sand-sculptures will be an interpretation of land, air and sea dinosaurs and will certainly spark the imagination.'

The festival will kick off on Friday with a free giant family beach party to mark the grand opening of sand sculptures from 7 pm with music by DJ Noel Lynch. Fun beach games and competitions will be on offer on the beach and a huge fireworks display after dark lighting up the village.

Festivities recommence on Saturday with a Teddy Bears Picnic on the green, performances from the Barrack Street Band at 3 pm and wrestling on the green at 6 pm. The much-anticipated Jurassic Sand-Sculpture exhibition will open to visitors from 10 am.

Family fun events will take place on Duncannon beach throughout Saturday offering Tug o War, Bungee Trampolining, Water Zorbing, an obstacle course and more.

The family fun events will continue on Duncannon beach on Sunday with the Sand-Sculpting exhibition continuing from 10 am. Locals and visitors can register for the weekends main even the very serious amateur sand sculpting competition from 2 pm to 4 pm. Teams of four can register on the day.

For further details on the festival see the website www.visitwexford.ie

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