Carlingford Oyster Festival cast net in search of this year's pearl

Carlingford Oyster Festival cast net in search of this year's pearl

The famous Carlingford Oyster Festival has thrown the net out for the 2016 Morgan’s Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl.

The famous festival which promises five fun filled days from Thursday 4th – Monday 7th August 2016 is looking forward to a packed programme of fun, delicious gastronomy and oyster pearl antics..!

The well known ‘lovely girl’ competition that crowned over 24 pearls in its day and made many a mammy cry with pride, is polishing up the crown ready for the 2016 pearl ..!

Participants should prepare for tasks like lunch on Carlingford Lough, tractor riding at Carlingford Oyster Farm, strutting their stuff on the catwalk, water activities (courtesy of the Carlingford Adventure Centre), dining out in Carlingford’s award winning restaurants and whooping it up at the finale night at The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford.

‘The 2015 Carlingford Oyster Pearl Competition was amazing..! We had so much fun and laughed our way through most of it…! We were treated so well and had a real sense of adding to the whole festival. I made so many new friends and actually in the end, winning was just the icing on the cake… although the €1000 prize was very nice..!’ Megan Ferguson Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2015 (Louth Rose 2016)

Inside information says that bling with matching wellies remains a compulsory accessory for the festival Wellie Hunt and hair dressing skills may or may not be handy at the Pearl Sheep Shearing display. This year brings a new challenge as the historical town wishes to showcase its pearls as medieval maidens! Standard criteria applies but most essential is a sense of fun…! So girls if you fancy a week long of fun out in Carlingford, entries are now being accepted and closing date is 25th June.

This years competition is likely to be one to remember, so don’t miss it- enter now!!!

Winner will be crowned Morgan's Fine Fish Carlingford Oyster Pearl 2016, Receiving €1000 in CASH, One year’s membership to The Four Seasons Leisure Centre, Carlingford, (Sponsored By The Four Seasons) , A Beautiful Unique Hand Crafted Pearl Necklace(Sponsored by Garrett Mallon Calingford Design House) And a Mini Shopping Spree At The Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk

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