Festival Event Listings

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Thursday 9th August


8pm : Carlingford Arms, Official opening of Carlingford Oyster Festival 2018 and introduction of our Oyster Pearl Girls 2018 – Refreshments served.

Friday 10th August


4pm : Village Green, Cassely’s Extreme Funfair.

Live Music In All Bars also Oysters will be readily Available

8pm : Carlingford Foy Centre, Oyster Pearl Guest Tea With Admission €10 (All welcome)

Saturday 11th August


11.30am – 2.30pm : Historical Guided Tour Of The Medieval Sights Of Carlingford. ( Meet at The Tourist Office Fee :€5)

12pm – 6pm Loughs Agency Touch Tank, Come and get introduced to all the amazing sea life that lives in Carlingford Lough  (Main Car Park)

2pm – 3pm: Welly Oyster Pearl Hunt, Meet @ Sailing Club & Forage On The Shore For The Carlingford Oyster With The Oyster Pearl Girls. Hunt Through the Various Sea Shells and Shorelife to find Treasures Hidden Within The Shells. (Wear Wellies!!)
Prize Giving 3pm @Sailing Club. 
(Sponsored By The Van Take Away )

2pm: Village Playground (Main Car park Beside Fun Fair), McCormick’s Puppet Show will perform 3 half hr shows.
Kicks off with everyones favourite “Punch & Judy”. 3pm : Beauty & The Beast. 4pm : Dragon & The Princess
(Sponsored By The Carlingford Arms)

2.30pm – 5.30pm : Walkabout Street Performance With The Roaming Cheeky Monkey.

3pm – 6pm : Q Radio Roadcaster Will be doing Live outside Broadcasts and Mega Giveaways Throughout the Day at Tourist Office (Sponsored By Parkview Provisions)

3pm – 6pm : Roaming Street Magician Tommy Trixter Will be performing throughout the Village And Also Balloon modelling @ Village Square (Sponsored by: Ma Bakers Bar)

3pm – 6pm : Enjoy Stilt Walkers, Fire Breathing and More Fantastic Street Performances as throughout the day

3.30pm – 5pm : Samba Band – The Fantastic Samba Mamma’s will be Grabbing the buzz of the drums and mixing it with the bread and butter love of being a parent.

4.15pm : Oyster Pearls Go Sheep Shearing At the Tennis Courts, Be a judge as to who can give the sheep the best hair design in this hilarious task set for the pearl girls.

5pm – 7pm : Live Music @ Village Square By The Time Keepers

Sunday 12th August


12 – 6pm : Loughs Agency Touch Tank, Come and get introduced to all the amazing sea life that live’s in Carlingford Lough (Main Car Park)

11.30am – 2.30pm : Historical Guided tour of medieval Sights of Carlingford. (Meet at Tourist Office, Admission €5)

11pm – 5pm : Free Shuttle Bus To Sky Park On The Hour Every Hour Departing from Tourist Office.
Festival Combo Special Footgolf, Frisbee Golf, Mini Golf & Aeroball €10 www.skypark.ie

1.30pm – 3.30pm – Kayaking & Water Activites @ King Johns Pier (Sponsored By Carlingford Adventure Centre)

2.30pm – Teddy Bear Picnic @ The Playground Bring Your Story Book And Have A Picnic With Our Oyster Pearl Girls And Teddy (Picnic Supplied & Sponsored By Ruby Ellens Tea Rooms)

3pm : World Crab Fishing Championships @ King Johns Pier (Managed & Sponsored By Skypark)

3pm : Tennis Courts, Wool’y Wards Farm will make its debut appearance this year for your Wooly Ward’s Farm experience, we will have a variety of adorable animals ranging from rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, hens, ducks, pigs, lambs, goats, and our special guests, the Llamas. All visitors will have the opportunity to feed, lead, pet, and groom the animals. (Sponsored By PJ O’ Hares Bar)

3pm – 6pm : Free Face Painting (Tennis Courts)

3.30pm – 4.15pm : Kiddies Dancing Workshop @ The Festival Stage with Red Marty the Dancing DJ

3pm – 6pm : Enjoy Stilt Walkers, Fire Breathing, Ireland’s Largest Unicycle and other Fantastic Street Performances throughout the day

3pm – 5pm : Balloon Modelling-Magician Tommy Trixter throughout the Afternoon (Sponsored By Carlingford Arms)

4.15pm : Carlingford Pipe Band, Village Centre & Medieval Carlingford Oyster Pearl Parade (Starting At Tourist Office)

5pm : Oyster Eating Competition – Oyster Festival Tent, Village Square 1st Prize €50, 2nd €30, 3rd €20.

5pm – 7pm : Live music by The Long Riders, Village Square Stage, (Sponsored By McKevitts Village Hotel)

8.30pm : The Crowning Of the Morgans Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2018.
Enjoy the dialogue with our host Olive Connor, The brave girls and see the spectacular awarding of the Morgans Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2018. Great Night Of entertainment Guaranteed. Admission €10 (Oyster Pearl prizes Sponsored by Morgans Fine Fish & Carlingford Design House)

Monday 13th August


1pm – 9pm : Cassely’s Extreme Funfair On Village Green,  End Of Festival Special. All Childrens Rides Only €1 & Adults Rides €2

5.30pm – 7.30pm : Traditional Street Sports @ Newry St, In Association With The Foy Centre Carlingford.
Register At Garda Barracks. Egg & Spoon Race, 3 Legged Race, Sack Race, Mam & Dad Race, Childrens Running Races, Bar Persons Race, Annual Des Savage Memorial Bar Tug Of War Challenge & Much More . Prizes For All The Kids. (Refreshments Sponsored By Value Centre Dundalk)

9.30 pm : McKevitts Village Hotel Music By Paul Bailey & Friends.

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