The Queen of the Sea Festival tonight won the East Cork Business and Tourism Awards Best East Cork Festival award Sponsored by the East Cork Journal on Saturday, November 23rd.
There was a fantastic response to the Cork County Council run awards, with almost 325 entries received from 240 different businesses and organisations throughout the county.
We are so excited to have won The East Cork Business and Tourism Awards! After 10 years of bringing our favourite weekend to you all, we are so happy with this win!
The panel of six judges in each region had a tough task due to the high standard of entries and have now shortlisted three finalists per category, per region. We want to send a massive congratulations to our other finalists Youghaloween Spooktacular, and Cork Harbour Festival who they themselves put on an amazing show. We know that they will be stronger next year!
The winner of the East Cork Business of the Year will then go up against equivalent winners from West Cork and North Cork for the coveted title of overall Cork County Business of the Year. This will take place at a glamorous luncheon in Cork City in January.
If we want to be back next year, we need your help for the 2020 festival. Each year the festival is funded by the sponsors, and this involved a lot of hard work from our committee, you can help us donate to the 2020 festival if you so choose to.
With the fine weather due to continue BAGETELLE are all set to entertain you in the seaside town of Youghal at the free open-air concert on the GIG RIG for the annual Queen of the Sea festival.
The festival weekend which takes place in the town centre from the 13th -15h July 2018 is set to be packed full of so much fun, entertainment and activities for all the family that it’s an event that simply should not to be missed!
Kicking off the festival on Friday 13th is a Fancy Dress contest followed by the first introduction to this year’s Queens with a Preview on stage with Red FM’s Brenda Dennehy, Followed by New Bedford playing on the GIG RIG.
Saturday will see Nealons Quay area transforms into a food and craft village for the weekend with everything from mouth-watering gourmet Sausages, BBQ Burgers Paella and Pizzas to warm Crepes and waffles with chocolate sauce and fresh cream and an amazing selection of baked goodies and sweets to keep any “foodie” full for the day.
Saturday evening sees the Crowning of the Queen of the Sea with host Brendan Hennessy followed by the FREE, open air concert with THE BEE GEE’S tribute, live on the GIG RIG. Followed by the Spectacular FIREWORKS display!
Throughout the weekend, festival goers are encouraged to test their skills in the ultimate fitness challenge. There’s also plenty of fun activities for the kids to enjoy with the free Crab Fishing and Sandcastle Building Competition. Entertainment Face painting, Amusements, and a fun Dog Show.
Treat yourself to some fun, come for the craic, stay on for the music, you won’t be disappointed.
Youghal Queen of the Sea supports YOUGHAL CARDIAC FIRST RESPONDERS & the YOUGHAL RNLI LIFEBOAT
Each year, we have our Contestants, sponsored and they usually find their own Escorts. This year, however, we are allowing Escorts to apply online, and we can match to Contestants who are having difficulty . Escorts can now Opply Online via the Escort Application form. We are looking for Male Escorts to accompany our Queens throughout the festival.
You must be upbeat, confident, and a gentleman.
As a Queen Escort your primary role is to look after your Queen and ensure her time at the Festival is a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Your duties include:
- Being an ambassador for the objectives, traditions and ethos of the Queen Of The Sea Festival.
- Supporting and assisting your Queen.
- Providing a supporting role to all the Queens.
- Working as a team with all the Queen Escorts, the Queens, the Queen Escort Liaison Team and the Festival Management Team in the delivery of the Queen Of The Sea Festival.
- Acting as a spokesperson for yourself, your community, your sponsor, your Queen Of The Sea Festival.
- Undertaking duties, functions, activities for a Queen Of The Sea Sponsor or Charity Partner.
- Showing commitment and responsibility.
Applications are open until June 30th, 2016
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