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Moby Dick Festival Huge Success

The 2018 Moby Dick Festival held in Youghal over the June Bank Holiday weekend was a great success. Thousands of people of all ages converged on Nealon’s Quay amid glorious sunshine to enjoy a family fun packed programme of events. There really was something for everyone.

Many months of planning and preparation went into organising the Festival and Youghal4All would like to thank the Moby Dick sub-committee for their hard work, dedication and commitment during this time and over the Festival weekend. A big thank you to our very own Davy Russell 2018 Irish Champion Jockey and Aintree Grand National Winner for taking time out of his busy schedule to officially launch this year’s Moby Dick Festival.

Many Thanks to our Main Festival Sponsor Doyle’s Takeaway, our Media Sponsor East Cork Journal, and our other Sponsors East Cork Municipal Authority, Farrell’s Bar Summerfield, Hyde Auctioneers, Flanagan upvc Windows and Doors, Moby Dick’s Bar, Munster Brewery, Murphy’s Toymaster, Youghal Credit Union, The Barber Shop, Michael T. Murphy Insurances and Motherway & Co.

This sponsorship helps ensure that many events continue to be free over the Festival weekend such as the Barbeque on Nealons Quay, The battle of Ahab and Moby on the Mall Beach, Drumming Workshop, Childrens Pottery Making, Puppet Shows, Tae Kwon Do, Chatterbox, Shandon Shawlies, Karaoke Competition, Deise Line Dancers, Ahabs Family Fun on the Mall Beach, Teddy Bears Picnic, Social Dancing with Pat Tobin and Jim McGrath, and Music by Legends, The Smoking Doves and Gemma and the Jets.

Our thanks also to Blackwater River Cruises, Moby Dick Sea Cruise Experience, Stall Holders, Face Painters, and Amusements ( all paid locally) for adding to the Carnival atmosphere over the Festival weekend. Youghal4All would like to thank you the public for your continued support.