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County Mayor Launches Pride in Our Community 2019

The Mayor of County Cork Councillor Patrick Gerard Murphy launched the 2019 Pride in our Community Competition at the County Hall in front of a large crowd which included many County Councillors and representatives of Community groups from all over county Cork. The Pride in Our Community Competition is now celebrating its 14th year and continues to encourage communities to display the best of their area by developing sustainable amenities
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Homebirds Music Festival 2019

We are delighted to announce that our first concert of the festival will be a Showband Spectacular with Art Supple, Johnny Carroll and Crystal Swing - official on Saturday 18th May at the Walter Raleigh Hotel. A night of great music, entertainment and most importantly dancing is guaranteed. If you want to relive those Redbarn days than there's no better place to be!!!!  Tickets just €20 and will be available from: Crees Card Shop
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Homebirds Music Festival 2019

Delighted to announce that the The Homebirds Music Festival will be back on the 17th, 18th and 19th May, with music filling the town of Youghal for the 3 days. Stay tuned for details of the Music Trail and what events will be happening over the weekend. This year we will be partnering with Parents Together in Autism a fantastic local support group for Parents and Families with Children who have Autism.  So
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Pat Carey – Youghal Nominee for Mayor’s Award

From The East Cork Journal. 2019 is the 7th year of the Cork County Mayor’s Community Awards Scheme recognising, in a public domain, those amongst us that go above and beyond in their commitment to the betterment of their community through voluntary works. That Youghal man, Pat Carey is among those nominees is no surprise to anyone who knows him, however vast the extent of his volunteering may be, as
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The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal – 17th, 18th & 19th May!

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Sunday 19th May 2019      Tickets €15.00 Community Radio Youghal are delighted to announce their second concert for The Homebirds Music Festival. The amazing Gina returns after her sell out concert last year with her stunning concert ‘The Arms of An Angel’ in St Mary’s Collegiate Church on Sunday 19th May. Joining Gina will be a very special guest, our very own Caroline
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Youghal ‘immensely proud’ of their Grand National hero Davy

From EchoLive. THE deputy mayor of Co Cork, Mary Linehan Foley, has said that the town of Youghal is immensely proud of Davy Russell for his back-to-back win on Tiger Roll in the Aintree Grand National . The Youghal native brought home the Gordon Elliott-trained champion in first place for the second year in-a-row — becoming the first horse and jockey duo since Red Rum ridden by Brian Fletcher in
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Killeagh Choir – ‘The Voices’ present ‘Summer Serenade’

St Mary’s Collegiate Church Saturday 18th May 2019 On Saturday, 18 May the award-winning choir, Killeagh based choir ’The Voices’ and their guests will be performing in the historic St Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal. The Voices have travelled extensively both at home and abroad, and have performed on RTE Television on two occasions. They have enjoyed collaborations with many other groups, choirs and orchestras and annually perform for charitable
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Cork International Choral Festival – Choeur Azimuts [France]

St Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal      Friday 3rd May at 6 pm      Admission is FREE Choeur Azimuts is a young adult choir based in Lille in the North of France. Created in 2013 by Madeleine Saur, its current director, the choir bring together about 30 choristers around a contemporary capella repertoire. Through modern-day composers such as Veljo Tormis, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, or Tarik O’regan, Azimuts’s repertoire is mostly
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Tell Government to Invest in Youghal Library because the Library Makes Youghal Stronger

From The East Cork Journal. Libraries empower people to find success in reading, in school, in the workplace and beyond. But this can only be possible if Libraries themselves are strong. This is why the County Library service is asking community groups, Heritage and Tourism organisations and the general public for a letter of support to help dramatically reshape the Library service in Youghal. Cork County Council last year gave
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Cobh to host Ceremonies of Remembrance on anniversary of Titanic Sinking

From The East Cork Journal. Members of the public are invited to Cobh on Sunday 14th April 2019 for a ceremony to mark the 107th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy. The town of Cobh is famed as the last port of call of the Titanic, and continues to remember all those who died when the ship sank, in particular the passengers who boarded the ill-fated ship from Queenstown, as the
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Ballycotton Harbour granted funding of almost €37,000 – Minister Stanton

From The East Cork Journal. Ballycotton Harbour is to benefit from Local Authority Harbour Programme funding of €36,844 for two separate projects, Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has confirmed. Funding is being made available under the Local Authority Harbour Programme whereby the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, co-funds up to 75% of the total cost of approved
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Mount Uniacke Vintage Club Keeps on Giving

From The East Cork Journal. Following tremendous success with the sale of their Tractor and Vintage Run Calendar, the Mount Uniacke Vintage Club were delighted to host an evening last Saturday, 30 March in Long’s Bar where they donated the proceeds from the sales to four very worthy causes. The chosen charities, each of  which received a presentation cheque of €500 from the Club were Youghal Hospital, Youghal Cancer Support
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Youghal RNLI Crew go to the aid of Two People on-board small Open Boat

From The East Cork Journal. Returning from a training exercise on Sunday last, 31 March the Inshore Lifeboat, Gordon and Phil at Youghal RNLI was requested at 3.26pm to go to the aid of a 10ft open boat experiencing engine trouble just off the old Youghal Bridge.              Launching within four minutes, at 3.30pm in fresh conditions, the volunteer crew quickly reached the troubled vessel with two
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Youghal GAA Coffee Morning Raises €1,800 in Aid of Friends of Kieran

From The East Cork Journal. On Saturday, 28 March a Coffee Morning was held in at Youghal’s GAA Clubhouse in aid of Kieran O’Connor – a fellow GAA member from Aghada. Kieran’s story of his continuing battle against cancer, and that of this family as they battle alongside him, has resonated deeply amongst not only the GAA community but the all the community of East Cork and beyond. Saturday morning’s
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Ardmore Christmas Day Swim Raises More Than €3,000 For Youghal Lifeboat

Youghal’s RNLI volunteers were presented last week with a cheque for €3,439.60 from the organisers of the Ardmore Christmas Day swim. The event was first organised in 1997 and has successfully run every Christmas Day since. The swim is always well supported by the local community and 2018’s was no exception. The swimmers met on the beach at Ardmore at 12.15pm on Christmas Day in dry but chilly conditions and made the
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Youghal GAA First to Tackle Plastic Pollution

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal GAA is one of the first sports clubs to declare their commitment to tackle single-use plastic. The East Cork side has teamed up with the Cork Environmental Forum in an ambitious new partnership, aimed at encouraging club members and fans, to switch to reusable water bottles, as concerns on plastic pollution increase. The move has been welcomed by the Minister of the Environment, Richard
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Inch/Mount Uniacke Tidy Towns need Volunteers

From The East Cork Journal. Inch/Mount Uniacke Tidy Towns are seeking volunteers to join them over the summer months. The group will spend an hour or two each Wednesday evening in the Inch / Mount Uniacke areas in an effort to keep their countryside as clean and green as possible. Any and all help would be very much appreciated. Set up three years ago by a small committee, the Inch/Mount
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Cork Airport Launch Hidden Abilities Support Initiative

From The East Cork Journal. Ahead of World Autism day on 2 April OCS, in conjunction with Cork Airport, has announced the introduction of the Sunflower Lanyard initiative. It is the first Airport in Ireland to do so. This is a scheme which will benefit air passengers who have hidden disabilities such as Autism. The provision of Sunflower Lanyards allow staff at Airports to recognise that someone has a disability
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Youghal Choral Society presents ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

St Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal      Sunday 28th April at 7.30 pm      Ticket price: TBC On Sunday 28th April, Youghal Choral Society will present and evening of music and song in the magnificent setting of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal. The Choir under director Patricia Whyte, are looking forward to presenting an evening of exquisite voice, harmony and magical music. Youghal Choral Society has been very busy
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Cead Mile Failte for Bordeaux visitors

From The East Cork Journal. Thirteen French students and one teacher recently arrived in Youghal as part of an exchange with Pobalscoil na Tríonóide. The partner school is called Lycée Francois Magendie and is based in the city of Bordeaux in France. The students and their teacher stayed in Youghal for 8 days and attended classes in Pobalscoil during the week. This is the only language exchange of its kind
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Youghal RNLI receive donation from the Irish Freemasons

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal RNLI were pleased to receive a donation from the Freemason Lodge 68 situated across from the lifeboat station on The Mall. To mark the opening of the Supper Room Museum and the completion of recent refurbishments to the ground floor of the Masonic Lodge, the members held a dinner in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, followed by a raffle. The Proceeds of this raffle were