The Queen of the Sea Contest bears much resemblance to that of the world-famous Rose of Tralee in that it is a contest for young ladies, from whom the winner is chosen according to her hopes, dreams & ambitions and her attitude toward social responsibility.
Kicking off events on Friday evening, Youghal Cycling Club has re-introduced the breathtaking ‘Youghal Cycling Criterium Cycling Race’ to the streets of Youghal after an 18 year absence. With racing speeds set to thrill spectators, criterium racing is not for the faint hearted! This race is shorter, faster with traditional road race tactics thrown out the window!
This year sees 3o contestants representing a range of businesses and service providers in the region, all competing to win the crown and the €500 spending money sponsored by Youghal Credit Union.
Other highlights include The Youghal Food Festival from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm on Saturday 7th July in Market Square in the town. Visitors can enjoy a taste of local produce from homemade cakes, breads, jams, cheese and chutneys to even Kangaroo skewers! Also, crepes, gourmet sausages, burgers, paella and much much more! With face painting, street music and 96FM broadcasting live the atmosphere is sure to be electric!
Sunday is Fun Day in Green Park. This year sees the first ‘fun dog show’ where you ‘pamper your pooch’ then come and show them off! Old favourites like the ‘wife carrying competition’ fastest Daddy race, Mickey and Minnie Mouse obstacle course are sure to raise a laugh or two!
Monies raised by ‘Youghal Queen of the Sea Festival 2012’ go towards supporting services delivered by Childline and Youghal Lifeboat. For further information log onto: www.youghal.ie and download the programme of event or follow the on facebook.
For ‘Youghal Queen of the Sea 2012’ contact: Siobhan or Linda at the festival office at 024-20170/024-92447
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