Ducks are training for Helvick Lifeboat at FoodFest

Ducks are training for Helvick Lifeboat at FoodFest

RNLI Duck Race under way from Devonshire Bridge on Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan at WWFF 2018. (Miriam Foley Macleod)

Our little ducks are well into their training regimes for the Duck Race scheduled for 2.30pm on Saturday April 27 in Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan during West Waterford Festival of Food (WWFF)” said RNLI Duck Race organiser RoseAnn Foley.

Each duck costs €3 or two for €5 and they can be bought at local businesses and from the RNLI stall near Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club (DHSC) at the festival.  In aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station, there are 1090 ducks in all, and prizes for big and small ducks.

A section of the crowd on Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan enjoying WWFF during the 2018 Duck Race for Helvick Head Lifeboat Station. (Miriam Foley Macleod)

Austin Flynn, Hon Community Safety Officer with Helvick Lifeboat will conduct a free lifejacket clinic between 1-3pm at the RNLI stall.

Bring your jacket along for advice on the importance of choice, fit and maintenance, and get yourself ready for the season!” said Austin.

Tomás Walsh will exhibit a photographic collection of local historical significance from the Tomás & Kathleen Walsh Collection in DHSC in aid of RNLI Helvick Lifeboat Station. The exhibition will open at 8pm on Friday April 26 and will run right through the festival.

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The West Waterford Festival of Food 2019 will run from Friday 26th of April to Sunday 28th and this is only one of so many fabulous events planned  – more details about events and the festival weekend HERE.


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