Wonderful time by sea
There was a fantastic turnout at the 15th annual Sand Festival which took place on Bettystown beach.
The organisers extended a very special note of thanks to Dick O Reilly's wife Eileen for her sponsorship of the Dick O'Reilly Perpetual cup.
'It is much appreciated and serves as a wonderful reminder to all that the sand festival was Dick's idea,' said a spokesperson for the organising committee. 'He wanted to showcase the wonderful amenity that is our beaches. This cup is presented each year to the individual or team who showed or displayed best effort on the day.'
The organisers want to give a special note of thanks to Meath County Council and The Beach Warden for their assistance with the event and to the East Meath Cardiac First Responder Unit for their assistance in marking out the beach for the event and for First Aid cover on the day.
The organisers, Martina Maguire and Susan Wogan want to express their deep appreciation to all of the volunteers who gave up their Sunday for a fabulous family day out. They also thanked all their sponsors for their help and support.