Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft Project Launched on 5 September 2012!

Server launched!  Good news for all Minecraft fans in and around Skerries: The Skerries Soundwaves Festival Minecraft Project was launched today, 5 September 2012!

From tomorrow, September 6th, interested Crafters can get access to our dedicated Minecraft server. All you need to do is go to The Village Art Gallery, or to Skerries Mills, and buy a ticket for €2. The ticket will have a unique code, which you will need to send to

To forward the money by PayPal, send an email with “PayPal please” as the subject to and we let you pay by PayPal.

The ground rules: Have fun, be fair, don’t destroy anybody else’s creations. It’s your choice what you want to build.  Be creative! Skerries in 1,000 years… what might our town look like in the year 3012?

Prizes for the best! About a week before the end, on Sat September 22, you can nominate your work for one of our prizes by sending us a screen shot. (We will then look at the creation ourselves to judge it.)   Prize giving will take place just after the prize giving of the Lego exhibition and competition, at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, in the Community Centre.

It’s Skerries, only different. The Soundwaves Minecraft team have been busy recreating the basic layout of Skerries in a Minecraft world. It’s fascinating to compare the satellite picture with the map that we then created:

Above, the Google map with lines indicating the roads we put into our Minecraft world.

And here is a screenshot from the (as yet very empty) Minecraft version of Skerries:

Open for creative fun! Even after the prize giving, our servers will stay open for the entire duration of the Soundwaves Festival, only closing down (for this year) on September 30, 2012.


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