About Us

The Queen of the Sea Festival

Now in it’s 7th year, Queen of the Sea has grown from a small Family Fun Festival to become the key mid summer Family orientated Festival of East Cork! Last year we hosted over 5,000 visitors to our festival and this year we intend on growing that number.

We have events that cater for all ages, and something for everybody.

With the launch of our website, we have made it easier to coordinate the various parties to make the Queen Of The Sea Festival as great as it can be.

QOTS 2016 Events Director

On behalf of the Queen of the Sea I would like to welcome you to what will be our biggest year yet.  Queen Of The Sea has grown to become the key mid summer Festival in Youghal. We look forward to welcoming you, all our contestants, and sponsors. 

Comittee

Meet the team behind the scenes

Siobhan Sheehan

Events Director

Siobhan has been with Youghal Chamber since 2006, and is the Director of Queen of the Sea.

Responsibilities include

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Website Administration

Padraig Sheehan

Chairperson

Padraig the Chairman of Queen of the Sea.

Responsibilities include

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Website Administration

Michaela Bailey

Contestant Coordinator

Michaela is our Contestant Coordinator.

Responsibilities include

Queen’s Coordinator

Escort Coordinator

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Linda O'Loughlin

Events Volunteer Coordinator

Linda is our Events Volunteer Coordinator.

Responsibilities include

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Donna Clohessy

Committee Member

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Donna is a member of the Queen Of The Sea Committee

Responsibilities include

Queen’s Coordinator

Escort Coordinator

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Barry Clohessy

Committee Member

Barry Clohessey

Barry is a member of the Queen Of The Sea Committee

Responsibilities include

Queen’s Coordinator

Escort Coordinator

Event’s Coordination

Volunteer Coordination

Social Media Administration

To get involved with the Queen of the Sea Committee, please contact any member of Youghal Chamber.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Festival Office

The Festival Office is located in the Tourist Office in Youghal. There will be signs outside to direct and indicate times it is open.

Is this Festival Child Friendly?

Yes, we have many activities for Children in the Queen of the Sea, including fireworks, live music, face painting, live concerts, and much more …. Please see the Schedule for more information

Starting in 2016 we have introduced our dedicated Kiddies Zone. You can buy day / weekend passes from our shop.

Will there be parking if I am driving by car?

There will be ample parking located in one of the many car parks located in the town.

Who is the Official Photographer of Queen of the Sea?

John Hennessy is our offical photgrapher, you can view more of his work by visiting his site at jhphoto.ie

Is this Festival suitable for someone with a disability?

We do our very best to ensure that all of our events are suitable for all. If you have additional concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to Contact us and we will do our best to facilitate you.

Information about a sponsor is incorrect, why?

All information on sponsors was retrieved from the sponsors website. In the instance where a Sponsor does not have a website, information was sourced based on Google Searches or via Social Media.

How do I travel to Youghal

The easiest way to get to Youghal is to drive. It is situated just off the N25 between Cork and Waterford, and is well signposted.

Alternatively you can arrive by Bus, the #260 leaves Cork Bus Station and arrives in Youghal about 90 minutes after departure. The #40 departs from Waterford City, and Cork City Bus Stations and leave hourly. You can view both bus routes here.

Where can I provide feedback about QOTS?

We are delighted to hear feedback and aim to constantly improve the Queen of the Sea Festival, please Contact us with your feedback.

You can also call us on 024-92447 or call into the Youghal Chamber office.

I have a complaint, how do I file it?

We apologise for your issue, and will do our best to rectify it, please Contact us so we can resolve the situation.

Can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to  Contact us .