Some photos from the opening ceremony of the Atantic Challenge 2012 and also of day 2 of the fancy dress parade. See post here for further schedule of events to be held during the week.
Atlantic Challenge Day 1 – opening ceremony. This is the Irish team and the children I was with on the day were intrigued by their matching shoes and how smart they look!
Atlantic Challenge, opening ceremony, we waited for ages to see our President Michael D Higgins and there was great excitement when the presidential helicopter flew overhead. A few minutes later, this was our only view of him.
Atlantic Challenge, day 2. The kids fancy dress parade which was well organised and well attended. Here a Jamaican and a dragon.
Wow, avatar characters just part of the entertainment leading the fancy dress children through Bantry and onto Wolfe Tone Square for the final judging.
The best part of the fancy dress parade was that each child that entered got a certificate and a pack of Lindor chocolate.