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Dead­line for in­clu­sion in the Dun­can­non Notes is 5 p.m. on Thurs­days. dun­can­non­notes@ gmail.com.


This year’s Fes­ti­val takes place over the week­end Au­gust 10 to Au­gust 12. The theme this year is ‘GREEN ‘with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on the en­vi­ron­ment, re­cy­cling and in par­tic­u­lar pre­serv­ing our Har­bour and its beaches and en­cour­ag­ing lit­ter aware­ness. Plans for this year’s Fes­ti­val are well un­der way with the size of the mar­quee host­ing the pro­fes­sional sculp­tures dou­bling, al­low­ing the num­ber of sculp­tures to be in­creased to eight and im­prov­ing the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence. The num­ber of events tak­ing place over the week­end will also be in­creased with qual­ity fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment a cor­ner­stone of the week­end.

Here is a sneak peek of what is hap­pen­ing on the fes­ti­val open­ing night Fri­day, Au­gust 10,

7.30 p.m. – A pa­rade from the Na­tional School to the Sculp­tures Mar­quee, where the open­ing cer­e­mony will be per­formed.

8.15 p.m. – Judg­ing of the Mer­maid and Pi­rate Pageant. Who will be crowned the Lit­tle Mer­maid and Pi­rate King and Queen Of 2018?

8.30 p.m. – Bar Re­lay Race around the vil­lage. Bars from the Hook Penin­sula will each have a team of four cus­tomers (nom­i­nated by each Bar) to see which es­tab­lish­ment has the fittest cus­tomers.

8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Party on the Beach

Our DJ will be play­ing lots of up­lift­ing sum­mer sounds while the chil­dren will be kept en­ter­tained by our Kid’s Zone Host­ess’s with games and Com­pe­ti­tions.

10.15 p.m.: Fire­works Dis­play Fes­ti­val Kicks off again on Satur­day at Noon.

More up­dates on: face­book. com/dun­can­non.sandsculpting/

Look­ing For­ward To See­ing You All.


This week’s lotto jack­pot is €6,800 and the draw will take place this evening, Tues­day, Au­gust 7. Tick­ets are €2 each and can be pur­chased from com­mit­tee mem­bers and in lo­cal shops and pubs.


Next monthly meet­ing is on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3, in St Louis Day Care Cen­tre start 2.15 p.m. Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun. New mem­bers wel­come.

Kennedy Park sum­mer School Tea Party: Septem­ber 6 – Be en­ter­tained by Rachel Allen and Bren­dan Grace. Cost €20 to in­clude en­try and coach. We have been as­sured of a Mar­quee tent to shel­ter the au­di­ence, make sure you book early. 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Cinema trips will com­mence again in Septem­ber af­ter hol­i­day break. Other up­com­ing events in­clude: Oc­to­ber – Ex­cerpts from the Mu­si­cals in Wex­ford, date to be con­firmed; Novem­ber – An evening of dog rac­ing Water­ford, in­clud­ing a meal. Date to be con­firmed.


The Cockleshell Art Room on Main Street Dun­can­non is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., six days a week, closed on Wed­nes­days. We are now into our third, and fi­nal, ex­hi­bi­tion for 2018. This ex­hi­bi­tion will con­tinue till the end of Septem­ber, with art­works by na­tional and lo­cal artists. went to Jimmy Haughton, Kieran Keat­ing and Wil­lie White. Third were Karl Hall, Johnny Cog­ley and Tom Cor­co­ran. Last Game Draw win­ners were John Sin­nott, Kath­leen Cado­gan and Pat Ryan. Raf­fle win­ners were Tom Cor­co­ran, Johnny Cog­ley, Wil­lie Ke­hoe and Eddie McDon­ald.


A new jack­pot com­menced last week for the Tin­tern lotto fol­low­ing the re­cent jack­pot win. There was no ini­tial jack­pot win­ner but well done to Alan Browne of Cooke on match­ing three num­bers. The num­bers drawn were 8, 8, 21 and 24. This week’s jack­pot stands at €2,150.


Sin­cere con­do­lences to Anne, Robert and Liz Con­way of Dun­main on the pass­ing of de­voted hus­band and fa­ther, Jim, last week. Jim passed away peace­fully at an ad­vanced age. His fu­neral Mass took place in Gusser­ane last Wed­nes­day with burial in Terrerath af­ter­wards.

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