Quays come alive with Maritime Festival

Published 23/06/2015 | 00:00

Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay.Search and rescue
Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay.Search and rescue
Eyrn O'Reilly from Murrintown.
Keelah Cassin, onstage with the Superstars Stage Academy.
Sinead McDonald.
Ella Dempsey (back) with Georgia Harrington, Lucy Dempsey and Abbey Harrington.
Jacob and Noeleen Murphy having all the fun of the fair.
Micheál Moran from Killinick throws a lifering under the guidance of the RNLI.
Etain Ironside and Marika Sheridan.
Sisters Deníca and Corina Nolan.
Jack McCarthy, Michelle Coughlan, Mary Coughlan, Michael Coughlan and Tristan McCarthy.
Olivia and Amy Lambert from Baldwinstown.
Johnny Keeling, Helen Keeling, Maria Lopez and Monica Mesas.
Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay. Amy, Luke and Emma Byrne
Maritime Festival on Wexford Quay. Shane and Lauren Murphy
Gary Kenny and Janine O'Regan.

WEXFORD'S Quays came alive over the weekend for the annual Maritime Festival, which organisers said was the biggest so far, with more than 40,000 attending.

Saturday saw the biggest attendance, the sunny, balmy weather drawing large crowds to a feast of food, entertainment and good fun for all.

Highlights were the amazing aircraft display unbelievable stunts, Including the stunt aircraft performance there were five aircraft shows with visits from the Air Corps and Irish Coast Guard.

The weekend included a great display of emergency services, local food and great children's fun which made for a relaxed, family atmosphere which was enjoyed by all.

Speaking after the event, festival directors David Maguire and Lorraine Galvin said they couldn't have been happier with the turnout and the feedback.

'This year was definitely the biggest yet and it couldn't have happened without the support of our volunteers, visiting organisations and sponsors,' said Lorraine.

The event is organised by a small number of RNLI volunteers and the wider community of Wexford emergency services, children's performances, environmental and Wexford Food Family made it a wonderful event.

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