Tuesday 21 May 2019

Fun in spades in Duncannon

Sam, Isabel and George Williams from Thomastown
Sam, Isabel and George Williams from Thomastown
Saoirse and Sophie Doyle from Duncannon with their creation
Jack and James Donnelly
Ted Crowley and Luke Griffith
Fifteen-month-old Willow Melia
Aoife Griffith from Thomastown

Duncannon Beach was packed with families all weekend for the annual sand sculpting festival.

The festival got under way on Friday night with a spectacular fireworks display, disco at the beach and children's fun and games.

The theme of this year's festival was Gulliver's Travels and Dracula in the marquee tent, which was sponsored by Wexford County Council.

Fantastic sculptures greeted the crowds in the tent, while, armed with buckets and spades, children and parents made their own impressive creations in the sand.

Wrestling on the green and numerous fun games and activities kept everyone entertained, along with screenings of children's films and Jaws and Jaws 2 for adults on the beach.

Competition was fierce in the All Ireland David Brown memorial sand sculpting competition, while old fashioned games like an egg and spoon race were held.

The organising committee thanked all of the volunteers, adding that the event drew huge crowds to the village over the weekend, providing a boost to restaurants, pubs and all local businesses.

This was the 31st sand sculpting festival held in the village and proved to be one of the most successful in recent years, drawing people from across the region into Duncannon.

New Ross Standard