October 27 2016

Production Assistant – Youghal (TUS Scheme)


Production Assistant – Youghal (TUS Scheme)

Community Radio Youghal have a vacancy for a Production Assistant under the TUS Scheme

Duties will include: providing technical support to the project, use of computers/internet/email, providing support to volunteers and assisting in all other areas. Hours may be flexible and training will be provided.

Applicants must be registered with TUS  and meet specific eligibility for this post.

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October 27 2016

Our 1916


Made with the Support of Cork County Council  “Our 1916” is a brand new 1 hour Documentary which is being aired on Community Radio Youghal this Saturday the 29th of October at 2pm.

Our 1916 documents the day to day life in Youghal around the time of 1916 painting a picture of what life was like 100 years ago for our ancestors , including looking at the historical landscape , industry ,economy, living conditions  and political climate in the area at the time.

The programme will feature stories of individuals and families caught up in the Rising of 1916 and also those families who had members fighting abroad in the Great War at the same time and the conflict and turmoil that caused at the time within families.

With Contributions from local historians , the programme also captures stories from neighbouring villages such as Killeagh ,Tallow and Ardmore where we hear of heartbreaking and  poignant stories from locals caught up in the troubles in the 1916 to 1922 era.

In what was a turbulent time in East Corks and West Waterford’s History this programme will we hope be an important historical audio snapshot  of life 100 years ago which will help preserve and celebrate the colourful history that exists in the local area. You can hear Our 1916 at 2pm this Saturday the 29th of October on CRY104fm or online at www.cry104fm.com

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October 13 2016

Still Crucial – After All These Years


Society of St Vincent de Paul is Still Crucial –   After All These Years.

A Brand new Documentary on SVP is due to air this week on Community Radio Youghal . The new 6 part series Still Crucial – After All These Years will look at the Society’s origins in Ireland and the context of its foundation and early years here. The main focus is on the Society as a living, breathing organisation, with a vital role in modern Irish life.

This series proposes to examine why, despite Economic, Social and Technological advances and the passage of almost two centuries, the need/demand for the services of the Society is greater than ever.

The Irish arm of the Society of St Vincent de Paul was formed in 1844. Its foundation here coincided with the beginning of the Great Famine, a time not just of great need, but of national catastrophe.

That the Society still exists here 170 years later is an unalterable fact. This series aims to show how, far from merely ‘existing’ or ‘surviving’, the Society of St Vincent de Paul is, in fact, a crucial pillar in modern day Ireland. Having begun in the teeth of the famine, the organisation has survived two World wars, a War of Independence, a Civil War and several Recessions.

This series proposes to examine why, despite Economic, Social and Technological advances and the passage of almost two centuries of time, the need/demand for the services of the Society – far from being reduced – is greater than ever. To do so, we will talk to service users, volunteers, officers and staff members. We will hear from members of the public and from people and organisations that have had or have today, some connection with the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland, or SVP as it is often known nowadays.

As well as looking briefly at the origins of the Society in Ireland, this series will turn up the volume on voices from the front line among those availing of the Society’s services and those who help to provide them. Service users will describe the circumstances that lead to their contacting the Society and, just as importantly, their first hand experience of St Vincent de Paul in action and the impact it had on their lives.

You can hear this fantastic new series on CRY104fm starting on Tuesday the 11th of October at 6.30pm and again on Thursday the 13th of Oct 6.30pm and every Tuesday and Thursday at the same time for the next three weeks or can listen online on www.cry104fm.com

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October 13 2016

CRY104fm Classifieds

Cry104fm is proud to launch our new CRY104fm Classifieds, offering local businesses the opportunity to advertise their business to our listeners.  We are delighted to showcase the following businesses who joined Cry104fm Classifieds this month.

Remember to shop local and support your community.

  • Stonebridge Tiles and wood flooring, specialists in tile and flooring call us now at 024 85567
  • Coleman’s Butchers the strand, Youghal – its better from a butcher call us now at 024 92960
  • Sam’s North Main St Youghal for the best Panini in town call us now at 024 92634
  • O’Mahony Tyres, for puncture repairs, tracking and quality tyres call us now at 024 20333
  • Sports and Leisure, Youghal for all your sporting and biking needs call us now at 024 90884
  • C- Rad Car Wash and Valeting with prices starting from just €25 call us now at 089 2250684
  • Buckley Crash Repairs, with a recovery and replacement car service available call us now at 024 91065
  • Collins Town and Country supplies for Agri inputs, fuels, hardware and much more call us now at 024 20655.

To join the Cry Classifieds section and feature your business on the radio and here on facebook call Linda or Jordan at 024 91199 or email sales@cry104fm.com

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October 3 2016



Eric McCarthy and Stuart Hickey, the August winners of the CRY104fm People of the Month award, were presented with their prizes at the Red Store in Youghal on Thursday last. Killeagh native Eric, and Youghal man Stuart, were part of the Irish Team who won bronze at last month’s World Karate Championships in Indonesia. A large crowd – made up of the McCarthy and Hickey families, members of CRY and the crew from Youghal Karate Club – gathered at the Red Store last week to show their support for the local athletes, who received the accolade for their recent achievements on the international front. On receiving the award, Stuart said, ”A huge thanks to CRY and the sponsors for presenting us with this award. Eric and Myself were on a three men Irish team (in Indonesia), and having the two of us from the same club, on the one team, is something that has never happened before. So, that made it a little bit extra special. And it made the nerves easier on the day! The medals are for the club.” Stuart’s clubmate Eric added, ”To be part of an Irish team is very special, to win something is extra special, and to win something with your clubmate means that bit more again. I find it a privilege to be training with Youghal Karate Club. Thanks very much to everyone. It means a lot to be recognised in your locality.” The CRY104fm Person of the Month award is now in its second year. The initiative is sponsored by Absolute Flowers, The Red Store, Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Development, Clancy’s and The Walter Raleigh Hotel. If you think you know someone who deserves to be recognised, email Jordan@cry104fm.com or call 024 91199.

September 28 2016

Speaking Up For A Change – Series 2

New series of Speaking Up For A Change starts this Thursday at 6.30pm on CRY104fm. Nearly 300 older people across the country raise their voices for change! Through the ground-breaking Speaking Up For A Change project 296 older people all across Ireland have worked in teams to produce 27 hour-long community radio programmes advocating for the changes they would like to see in the world around them. Older people’s voices and perspectives are often missing from our airwaves, their views and vision not taken into account when the national conversation turns to the issues that affect them and, indeed, the issues that affect all of our lives. As one of the Speaking Up For A Change participants, Michael Maher from Dublin, pointed out “The biggest challenge for older people getting involved in the media is the lack of recognition that their voice counts” The ground-breaking Speaking Up For A Change project, spear-headed by Craol – The Community Radio Forum of Ireland and funded by The Community Foundation For Ireland, seeks to remove the obstacles that prevent older people’s voices from reaching the airwaves on the issues that concern them. The project, designed and coordinated by the team at Grey Heron Media, has facilitated the training of nearly 300, from 55 to 89 years old, to become advocates and media-producers. These new community radio makers have gone on to produce 27 hours of radio that tackles the issues concerning older people today. Tina Roche, CEO of The Community Foundation for Ireland says, ” The Community Foundation believes that strong communities ensure that all voices within our communities are heard and listened to when making decisions. Older voices are particularly significant as their contribution is based on longer lived experiences and therefore have a lot to offer in driving social change to make lives generally more positive and fulfilled. We want to hear older voices on our airwaves and approached Craol to see if this was possible and Craol told us it was. ” At the core of the project, the team at Grey Heron have created a specially tailored QQI accredited Level 3 course in media expression and advocacy that has been rolled out across the country by Craol’s network of registered trainers. After more than 800 hours of training delivered over the past 12 months at 27 local community radio stations, the Speaking Up For A Change participants have made radio programmes exploring issues as diverse as home care packages, anti-social behaviour, positive ageing, social isolation, sustainable living, homelessness, end-of-life care and rural crime. There older producers have put their views to ministers and councillors, met representative organisations and public bodies, interviewed people on the streets, in their homes, and at community gatherings. They have brought 1000s of voices to the airwaves, reaching out into their peer group to interview people in nursing homes, older people living in rural areas, people isolated through fear of crime or mobility issues. They have tackled a wide range of topics in creative ways, bringing in poets to comment on politicians’ rhetoric, going on location to investigate solutions to joy-riding, putting public representatives before panels of citizen journalists and creating their own awareness-raising campaigns. The participants have spoken of many challenges that face older people trying to get their voices heard through the media. From having the courage to participate in something new to feeling that their opinions aren’t valued or don’t count. Peggy Butler was a participant on the course in Claremorris Co Mayo. According to Peggy, “The biggest challenge for older people getting involved in the media is having the confidence to take the first step” Following the course, participants like Paul Vollans, in Erris, have spoken of a new “confidence in approaching people in positions of power”. For Betty Byrne from Co Mayo the most exciting part was “the feeling that one might bring change to an issue”. Joan Browne in Cork City reflected on the sense of achievement, saying “I am proud to note that my role in the radio production was to contact and interview a politician. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined myself doing this! This has been a journey I will never forget!” Two nationally syndicated radio series have also been produced by the project coordination team at Grey Heron Media. These two series, also called Speaking Up For A Change, distil down the messages, concerns and issues from the 27 local programmes into two five-part series, which are being broadcast across the network of community radio stations. The second national series was launched on the 22nd September in Dublin and will be broadcast across the community radio network (with a listenership yesterday of 234,000 (RedC)) and available to download at www.SpeakingUpForAChange.org. Both Craol and The Community Foundation For Ireland are clear on the legacy of the project. For Jack Byrne, Chairperson of Craol, the project’s success is evident. “This series epitomises the core ethos of community media. The skills learnt will stay with the participants. This CFI funded project not only gives people the skills to communicate, it gives them the confidence to express themselves through media and to become active in their locality, challenging the structures of power, developing synergies that empower all the local citizens. They have learned to communicate to develop their community, to use media to propose that we put the last first as a means of empowerment. ” Summing up the project’s impact, Tina Roche says “This project and series has produced much more than we expected and has been a real success story.” You can find out more about the project and hear all 27 local programmes, along with both National Series at www.SpeakingUpForAChange.Org .

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September 16 2016

Vacancy at CRY

Vacancy Internship. Programming Researcher/Production Assistant CRY104fm , Youghal , Co Cork. The intern will gain practical experience . The intern will gain practical experience in assisting Radio presenters with preparation , production and execution of prime-time shows , collaborating with program hosts on developing unique content for show. Developing and posting unique content to station website and on social media, Basic Editing and Reporting techniques. Preparing news clips for broadcast. Increasing the profile of individual shows and the radio station as a whole in print and online forums . The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following . The intern will receive formal/informal training in Research and Production techniques . Script Writing and reporting techniques for news programmes. Developing and posting unique content to station website and on social media, Basic Editing and Reporting techniques. Preparing news clips for broadcast. Increasing the profile of individual shows and Conceiving and Managing promotional campaigns, Perfect opportunity for those interested in a career in a busy media outlet. On completion, the intern will have attained skills in Research and Production Techniques. Editing. Script Writing, News Reporting. Location Interviews and participating in Outside Broadcasts. Working as part of a busy on air production team. Managing a busy social media profile page . Generating unique content for Prime Time shows. Liaising with potential guests. Please Note: This is an Internship. An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. See eligibility criteria above. Department; Programming Department. Mentor ; The Organisation will assign a mentor to support you during the Internship. Duration 9 Months Number of Positions 1 Contract Type Other Days, Hours & Start Date Days per week: To be Advised Hours per day: Not specified Hours per week: 30 Start Date: TBC Experience Required: No Experience Required Education Requirements: Leaving Certificate or 3rd Level qualifications. This position may suit a recent Media Studies or Radio Production Graduate. Please forward CV to manager@cry104fm.com

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September 12 2016

Cork County Council to clamp down on derelict site owners

So far, warnings have been issued to owners of alleged eyesore sites in Youghal. Council official Helen Mulcahy advised councillors that notices were served on owners of three sites, but up to 25 other cases are pending across the East Cork Municipal District region, which encompasses the Midleton-Youghal area.

She named the Youghal sites as the former Seafield Textiles factory in the Strand, the former Hilltop Hotel, also at the Strand, and Indian Point on the eastern approach.

Notices have been served on 10 parties who comprise Seafield Partnership Ltd, and on the London-based CJ O’Shea Group, which is connected with the hotel, along with the receivers responsible for Indian Point.

Ms Mulcahy said that recipients had 30 days to comply with a list of requirements or face being placed on a derelict site register. This would lead an annual levy registered against a site that is accruable by the local authority upon being sold.

She said the O’Shea Group quickly agreed to address the problems. Indian Point was found to be technically overgrown rather than derelict but the receivers had agreed to tidy it. However, with just days remaining to a deadline, Seafield Partnership had yet to respond.

The municipal district chairwoman, Independent councillor Mary Linehan-Foley, said the sites compromised the town’s tourism industry and undermined the work of voluntary groups such as the Tidy Towns’ committee.

She said that both the Hilltop and Seafield building were being regularly set on fire, with nearby residents forced to evacuate from their homes as smoke billowed across the Seafield building’s asbestos roof.

Seafield Partnership, meanwhile, has had two planning permissions for a retail development overturned by Bord Pleanála.

Ms Linehan-Foley said the public was being subjected to a major eyesore at the Strand. She felt demolition was the best option for Seafield.

The municipal district’s chief officer, Joe McCarthy said the council would prefer to avoid legal proceedings but matters would shortly enter an “enforcement and prosecution phase”.

Meanwhile, Ms Mulcahy said acquiring proof of ownership was painstaking but her office was making progress in land registry searches on 25 properties, on Youghal’s main street and with some in Castlemartyr and Midleton. She said warning notices would follow.

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September 12 2016

Youghal Celebrates History Conference 2016

Youghal Celebrates History is a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting our unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town.  In celebration of our wonderful history, Youghal Celebrates History, will once again this year hold their annual conference.  The theme this year is “Youghal Through the Ages – Discover  the Hidden Layers of History”  It will give us a great look at Youghal century by century, street by street.  We find the occupations, the changes, the people who walked the streets.   The chat, fun, laughter and comradery at Youghal Celebrates History conferences is legendary and we know that the 2016 affairs will not fall short.

Check out this years programme.

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September 12 2016

Culture Night – Friday 16th September

In conjunction with National Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, once again, will captivate and beguile us with their magical choral voice, harmonies and instrumentals. This will be an enchanting evening in the delightful and historic St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, with its exceptional natural acoustics.  Youghal Choral Society always enhances our annual Culture Night.

Admission is FREE

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August 29 2016

CRY Player

The CRY 104FM Player is now available and contains many programmes for you to listen and download.

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August 29 2016

Round Our Way 2


The final episode of the CRY104fm series ‘Round Our Way 2’ was broadcast on Thursday 25th August.  The 10 part series which was made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland highlighted the importance of Community Societies in Rural Ireland. We visited 10 parishes in East Cork and West Waterford – Villierstown, Aghada, Ballycotton, Aglish, Cloyne, Lisgoold, An Rinn, Mogeely, Shanagarry and Knockanore and met with many organisations, societies and individuals across a broad spectrum within each community.

CRY104fm would sincerely like to thank everyone who took part in the programmes and for the warm welcome we received in each and every one of the communities we visited.  The enthusiasm and positive spirit of everyone involved made the recording of the series a very enjoyable experience.

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