Friday 7pm, Opening Ceremony: On the opening evening of the festival we are celebrating the lives of the four Air Corps crew members who died tragically 15 years ago when their helicopter crashed in the Sand Dunes following an emergency call out. The families of Capt. Dave Flaherty, Capt. Mick Baker, Sgt. Paddy Mooney and Cpl. Niall Byrne will be in attendance. This tragedy reminds us all of the dangers faced by those who do such important work on our behalf. The ceremony begins at the Commemorative Monument on the Promenade at 7pm, followed by a function kindly sponsored by The Majestic Hotel. Representatives of the Emergency Services will also be in attendance and members of the public are invited to attend.

Saturday 2pm to 6pm: On Saturday the main activities take place from 2pm to 6pm. Artists, Musicians and Performers will be entertaining the crowds, along the Prom, on the beach and throughout the town. There will be lots of bands and buskers, street performers, family art activities and fun on the beach. Get stuck in and be part of the show!

Sunday 2pm to 6pm: On Sunday the main activities again take place between 2pm and 6pm. Both days however are different. While you may meet some familiar faces on the Sunday there will be lots of new characters, shows and activities to get involved in. Again the main activities take place along the Prom, on the Beach and throughout the town. The main locations are indicated by the Red Dots on the Map.

The Artist’s Club: From 7.30pm till late on Saturday and Sunday. Join the cast and crew after the show as they unwind and let their hair down! Please note: There is no programme of events lined up for The Artist’s Club. It’s up to the performers that are in attendance to decide what way the evening will go. Perhaps Andy Coutanche will want to bring us all to Ladies Slip for one of his light installations or Cheryl Beer might want to do an intimate gig with her ukulele in Sadie Robinsons Lounge. Or maybe we all just hang out, have a picnic on the beach and a stroll around the town. Many of the pubs, restaurants and café’s will also be hosting their own evening’s entertainment. It won’t be difficult to find the Artist’s Club, just ask, news travels fast in Tramore! O’Shea’s Hotel are kindly hosting the closing ceremony on the Sunday night.

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