Carlingford to host its very own ‘lovely girl’ competition

Carlingford Oyster Festival is promising four fun filled days from the 9th-12th of August 2012 with lots and lots of oysters

Carlingford Oyster Festival is promising four fun filled days from the 9th-12th of August 2012 with lots and lots of oysters

This year the festival is re-introducing the famous Oyster Pearl competition which is being sponsored by Morgan’s Fine Fish, Omeath. The well-known ‘lovely girl’ competition that crowned over 22 pearls in its day and made many a mammy cry with pride, is polishing up the crown ready for the new millennium pearl.

The participation criteria has changed slightly however. Bling with matching wellies are now a compulsory accessory and brownie points will be awarded to the girlie who wears a self-knitted item.

A box of Kleenex is also a prerequisite in order to find out the least amount of time it takes to discover the hidden pearl. For the vocally challenged, rest assured - if you can’t play an instrument there will be karoke machine on hand to assist.

Any pearl worth her salt(water) should have a good tale to tell and the way to judges heart is still through the stomach so some nice wee baked treats is sure to warm their hearts to a lassie. A sense of humour remains essential as the competition is likely to be one to remember. So Girls Don’t Miss it- enter now!

Winner will be crowned Morgan’s Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2012, receiving €1000 CASH and one year’s full membership to The Four Seasons Hotel Leisure Centre, Carlingford.

For more info (or to apply for festival street trading) contact: Stephen 00 353 (0) 86 030 9860. Email: stephen@carlingfordandmourne.com