Wednesday, 25th April 2018
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Duck and drakes have what it takes for FoodFest

"Our little ducks and drakes have been training very hard for the Duck Race in Davitt's Quay scheduled for 3pm this Saturday April 21st at West Waterford FoodFest in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station" said Duck Race organizer RoseAnn Foley.

"But some of them have a mind of their own and they have taken to appearing in shop windows around the town" she says. "If you can find that little duck, take a photo and post it on FB. The first to do so each day will be given an RNLI key ring!" she continued.

Over six hundred and sixty-three excited little ducks are training for the race.

There are prizes for big and small ducks. Each duck costs €3 or two for €5 and they can be bought at local businesses and from the RNLI stall near Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club (DHSC) at the festival".

Austin Flynn, Hon Community Safety Officer with Helvick Lifeboat will conduct a free lifejacket clinic between 1-3pm at the RNLI stall by DHSC also.

"Bring your jacket along for advice on the importance of choice, fit and maintenance. A lifejacket will buy you... Read more »»

Duck and drakes have what it takes for FoodFest

Duck and drakes have what it takes for FoodFest

Waterford's Harry & Molly Flynn scoop Young Person of the Year Award at People of the Year Awards

Waterford's Harry & Molly Flynn scoop Young Person of the Year Award at People of the Year Awards

LOCAL siblings Harry (13) and Molly Flynn (10) have been honoured with a top accolade at the 43rd People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab, for saving their sister's life on many... Read more »»

Festival to shine a light on maritime matters at world's oldest lighthouse this May Bank Holiday

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world's oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.

An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games for all the family with games and entertainment from The Wobbly Circus. Younger visitors will also have the chance to join in pirate fun and games with the resident... Read more »»

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