Waves Festival raises a whopping €35,000
The inaugural Waves Music Festival raised a whopping €35,000 for the new Fethard Inshore lifeboat.
The money will be used to help purchase a new €65,000 D class inshore lifeboat for the Fethard RNLI station which is due into come into action at the end of 2017.
The family friendly day-long music event, which saw Nathan Carter, Hometown, Corner Boy, Friends in Low Places and Elmore hitting the stage along with a number of local acts, was attended by 2,500 people. The crowd witnessed one of the best days of summer in the historic coastal area of Hook Head.
Rebecca Doyle, Fethard RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'To have raised €35,000 from a first-time event is beyond our expectations and highlights the strength of community feeling towards the charity that saves lives at sea.'
'We were also overwhelmed with the support of Loftus Hall for providing us with the most fantastic backdrop and for their donation of €12,000 to the lifeboat appeal.
Aidan Quigley, proprietor of Loftus Hall, confirmed there will be another Waves Festival at the historic venue in 2017.