“Summer in Youghal” BAGATELLE to headline the YOUGHAL “QUEEN OF THE SEA” FESTIVAL

“Summer in Youghal” BAGATELLE to headline the YOUGHAL “QUEEN OF THE SEA” FESTIVAL

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

Queen of the Sea Contestants 2018

Queen of the Sea Contestants 2018

Queen of the Sea Youghal is open for new applications for this years Queen of the Sea! All businesses are welcome to sponsor a Queen.

The Queen of the Sea was attended by thousands of visitors from around the world during the three day festival. The Mardi Gras street party to signal the beginning of the festival on the streets of Youghal will include; live open-air live music gigs on both Friday and Saturday night; and a stunning fireworks display after the crowning of the Queen of the Sea.

Saturday will see a magnificent food festival where visitors will enjoy a taste of local produce. With face painting, crab catching & sandcastle building competition and street music the atmosphere is sure to be electric!

Be part of the festival by sponsoring a Queen filling out the application form below

Queen of the Sea Contestant Form

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Note that entrants into the 2018 festival close on June 8th 2018
Congratulations to Becky Watson 2016 Queen Of The Sea

Congratulations to Becky Watson 2016 Queen Of The Sea

Becky Watson representing Pat & Jason Ryan Motors has became the latest Queen Of The Sea, on July 9th, taking over the prestigious title from 2015 winner Lauren Faul. After she was announced Queen Of The Sea at the Crowning Event she was crowned by her 2015 counterpart taking the grand prize of €500 for her participation in the three day festival.

 

Becky had this to say in the hour’s after her win:

Thanks so much everyone I’m still in shock… really fabulous night! thanks so much the committee and judges for everything

 

Becky and the other contestants braved the elements and rain, before her crowning just after 9pm. The announcement was captured by a member of the audience who kindly shared with us.

After Becky was crowned, the crowd who braved the elements were treated to an Abba tribute band, and then dazzled by a Fireworks display that ran slightly later than scheduled.

Abba Tribute Band
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Youghal Chamber who organises the yearly The Queen Of The Sea Festival would like to say a big thank you to the Sponsors and to all of the people who helped out & volunteered over the weekend. We would also like to give an extra special thank you to all of you who came out in the bad weather and supported the festival and even though it rained for most of the weekend we hope that you still enjoyed the events. Well done to Becky, and all the other contestants, despite the weather, it has been an absolutely fantastic weekend, and our best yet.

The moment Becky’s win was announced was captured by Queen Of The Sea Photographer John Hennessy much to her suprise and delight of her fellow contestants:

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The Festival continued on Sunday with the wife carrying race which was won by Donna Clohessy from Youghal, with Joey Phelan, Passage East, Co. Waterford, winning the wife carrying race during Youghal’s Queen Of The Sea Festival 2016 in aid of Youghal RNLI and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

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As part of the festival the Aquavelo event, organised by South Coast Triathlon Club, Youghal, was held on Sunday morning in association with the Queen Of The Sea Festival. The winner of the Male competition in a time of 55 minutes 46 seconds was John O’Connell. The winner of the  Junior Male competition with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 09 seconds was Dean Ward and the winner of the Female race was Katie Cooke with a time of 58 minutes, 22 seconds. 

Queen Of The Sea 2017 is already in planning. You can sign up to volunteer now.

Escorts Can Now Apply Online

Escorts Can Now Apply Online

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

New Queen Of The Sea Website

New Queen Of The Sea Website

With our New Website, you will be able to view Event Schedules, purchase tickets to events, and view information on our contestants.   Please check back for exciting news from Queen Of The Sea

If you have any suggestions or feedback, please Contact Us, and let us know what we can do better.

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