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Thursday 19 October 2017

Sun, sea... and sand sculptures

Sergi Ramirez from Spain at Duncannon Beach putting the finishing touches to a sand sculpture.
Sergi Ramirez from Spain at Duncannon Beach putting the finishing touches to a sand sculpture.

Duncannon Beach is set to host the 29th annual Sand Sculpting Festival, which this year is taking place from August 7 to 9.

There will also be a world record attempt as part of the 2015 festival.

This fun packed family festival opens with a giant beach party on Friday night with a Beach Party filled with live music, Family Beach Games and Competitions followed by a DJ and a fireworks display to light up the night skies after dark.

Festivities commence again on Saturday morning when the professional sand sculpting exhibition will be unveiled on the beach, professional sculptors from 'Duathain Dealbh' meaning 'fleeting sculpture' will have created a village of Knights and Princesses.

Locals and visitors are invited to join in the world record attempt at 2pm on the beach in an attempt to create the most 'Sand Angels'.

At 3pm the Barrack Street Band will entertain on the village Green and Family fun events will be on offer throughout the day, including Painting Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Water Zorbing, Tug O war, Human Fuzzball and children's beach Games. An exhibition cricket match and men's wrestling will also take place.

On Sunday an Amateur Sand sculpting competition will take place with the winners receiving the David Brown Memorial and prizes for best sculptures. There is also a one mile 'Santa Dash' on the beach and live music, street theatre and comedy will take place. The festival will close with an amazing fire sculpture on Sunday evening.

Wexford People

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