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Sunday 22 October 2017

Sky's the limit for new Kite Flying and Balloon Festival

A new high-flying festival featuring some old-fashioned fun has been announced for Duncannon Beach over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Festivities at the inaugural Kite Flying and Balloon Festival begin on the evening of Saturday, May 30, with a Ping Pong Ball race from the top of the village to the beach.

On Sunday, May 31, the festival will host a number of free family fun activities including kite-making Workshops from noon to 2 p.m. on the Green in Duncannon Village and Kite Flying and lessons on Duncannon Beach from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A bumper raffle is also on offer with chance to win a hot air balloon ride for two.

Organisers of the festival say they plan to revive the 'good old fashioned family fun day out'.

Philip Wallace of the Duncannon Village Renewal says, 'We are delighted to launch a brand new Festival for Wexford, the country is filled with festivals these days however we felt that there was a niche for a traditional, good old fashioned day out festival where activities from days gone by are revived. The will be flying hundreds of small kites, ones which some kids today may never have had the chance to try out before, so we look forward to welcming lots of families to Duncannon.'

A Hot Air Balloon will also take to the beach offering children a chance to 'lift-off' in its tethered basket.

A chilli cook off for some of the older members of the family will also be on offer on Sunday afternon from 4 p.m. along with Water Zorbing and Surf Riding with live music commencing in the afternoon.

For further festival details see www.visitwexford.ie

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