The excitement is building as Youghal4All are busy preparing for the annual Moby Dick Festival taking place on Nealons Quay over the coming June bank holiday weekend. This festival, now in its 7th year has gone from strength to strength and will run from Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd.
The Moby Dick Festival was nominated as a finalist in the best festival category by popular vote for a 96FM best of Cork Award in 2018.
The Moby Dick Festival commemorates the making of the classic John Huston movie which was filmed in Youghal in 1954. Youghal was chosen as a location for the film because it was similar to New Bedford in the 1850’s. Many local people were employed as extras on the film set and this was a huge economic boost to the town of Youghal and surrounding area at that time. The Oscar winning film which starred Gregory Peck and Richard Basehart was based on Herman Melville’s novel about a man’s vendetta against a great white whale.
This is a family fun festival with a strong food element full of activities for all ages that will suit everyone in the family.
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