Queen of the Sea Returns to Youghal next week
Everyone in Youghal is looking forward to the major annual family fun festival that is taking place next week with the Queen of the Sea Festival. In what promises to be a fantastic line-up of events, anticipation is mounting and costumes, from kiddies fancy dress to the Queen contestants glamour, are been primed for the event.
The official opening does not take place until Friday, however, events will be kicking off before then with the ‘Wrist Band Night’ at Perks Family Entertainment on Wednesday, 9th July. Thursday will see the 4 mile Road Race commencing at 8 pm.
On Friday, 11th July, a Mardi Gras Street Party will commence at around 7 pm, with Disney characters and Face painting at Nealons Quay. This will also be Fancy Dress Time for the Kiddies, kindly sponsored by Perks! (Registration time is 6.30). At 8 p.m. there will be a preview of this year’s Queens live on stage, prior to the official opening at 8.30 p.m. An Open Air Concert with Galleon will follow late into the night.
Saturday is packed full of things to do and see, including the Deep Sea Angling Competition, a Food Festival, a RNLI Lifeboat Display, a Sandcastle and Crab Catching Competition for the kids, and of course the Queen of the Sea Contest and Live Concert late into the night. For dog lovers, the Delux Doggie will be visiting Cal Flavins Store – so go along and have you picture taken with him!
The final day of the festival is very much a Family Fun Day with bouncy castles, the Chipmunks in concert, face painting and races. The highlight of the day will be the Wife Carrying Competition, which starts at 4.30 pm – and of course the Fun Dog Show at Nealons Quay at 2.30.
For more information, visit the Queen of the Sea Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/queenoftheseayoughal