‘Sand Angel’ World Record Attempt to be held at 29th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival

‘Sand Angel’ World Record Attempt to be held at 29th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival


Duncannon Beach in County Wexford is set to host the 29th annual Sand Sculpting Festival, which this year is taking place from August 7th to 9th this year. The festival will hold a World Record attempt as part of the 2015 festival.

 Duncannon sandsculpting

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 & 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’.


Following the world record attempt 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 Childrens bEACH Games. An exhibition Cricket Match and Mens Wrestling will also take place.


On Sunday, August 9th an Amateur Sand sculpting competition will take place with the winners receiving the David Brown Memorial and prizes for best sculptures. Sights of the festive season will come early as a 1 mile ‘Santa Dash’ will take place 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. 


For further details on the festival see www.visitwexford.ie

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