Wexford maritime festival raises highest amount in four years

By AMY LEWIS

Published 18/08/2015 | 00:00

Wexford community groups presenting cheque for €7000 raised during festival to Wexford RNLI.
Wexford community groups presenting cheque for €7000 raised during festival to Wexford RNLI.

Members of Wexford RNLI were overjoyed when the Wexford Maritime Festival collected a record amount of money for the cause.

Several community groups joined with Wexford Lifeboat to run the festival, which raised €7000 for RNLI. The cheque was presented to Jack Higginbottom from the RNLI at a special ceremony, which was attended by Lorraine Galvin among others.

'It was a fantastic achievement,' said Lorraine, PR for the Wexford RNLI. 'We were overwhelmed by the support from the people.'

According to Lorraine, the Maritime Festival in June was very well-supported by the people of Wexford who came to enjoy the wide array of attractions.

'We had a barbeque, a lifeboat shop and much more,' she explained. 'We were delighted as it takes a lot of work and money before the festival even begins.'

This year marked the fourth year of the festival, which was set up in memory of the founder the US Navy Commodore John Barry in his hometown of Wexford.

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