Some of the top sand sculptors have come to Duncannon beach in Wexford to display their talents.
Reporter Damien Tiernan visits the picturesque seaside resort of Duncannon, Co. Wexford. The local Cockle Festival committee thought the sand made such excellent sand castles that they should bring the theme further and invite sculptors to create works of art out of it.
In this report from the second year of the festival, participants included French sculptor Caroline Saint-Olive, who says some of the sculptures would last, but others will collapse. Irish sculptor Daniel Doyle says sand is a very fast medium to work in, completely different to stone or metal. It is a performance art.
An RTÉ News report from 12 July 2000.