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Public Debate in Youghal Supports Greenway and Railway for the East Cork Town

From The East Cork Journal At a Public Debate held on Monday, 14 May in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, discussions were opened on the proposal for a Greenway or Railway for Youghal. The meeting though well attended, lacked local representatives and business people from the town and surrounding areas. Speakers included Liam Quaid (Green Party), Dan Boyle (Green Party) Pat Buckley TD (Sinn Féin), Kevin O’Keeffe TD (Fianna Fáil) and
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Pontoon Arrives in Youghal

From The East Cork Journal An Embarkation Pontoon and Access Ramp were erected at Youghal's Nealon Quay last week, much to the delight of locals. Youghal Maritime Development Group, the organisation behind the ‘Build A Marina in Youghal’ campaign on Facebook, have been diligently researching and making presentations to all who would listen, about the hugely beneficial prospects which a Marina would bring to Youghal. Speaking with the East Cork Journal Martin Finn,
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Public Debate on Youghal Railway / Greenway

From The East Cork Journal. On Monday, 14 May at 7pm in The Walter Raleigh Hotel, a Panel of Speakers will address a public meeting and seek the opinions and feedback of the public on the proposed ideas for the Railway line between Midleton and Youghal. Organisers of the debate, the East Cork Greens, invite and welcome all to share their opinions on ‘Should the railway line connection between Midleton
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Cork County Council Invest In Youghal and Midleton Town Centres

The €120,000 Discretional Grant is designed to enhance the economic development of both Midleton and Youghal town centres. For the first time since its development in 2015 the pot is being split almost equally across the Municipality. The lions share has gone to Youghal for the past 3 years to update Youghal town centre and boost its tourism offering. This year, however, the distribution of the town Development Fund will
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Introducing Breast Cancer Support at Cork ARC in Youghal

On Wednesday 6th June, Fiona Moriarty, Cork ARC's Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor will be available in Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Youghal for one to one sessions with men and women affected by breast cancer. Through offering the people of East Cork and West Waterford the opportunity to meet Cork ARC’s Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor on a one to one basis, Cork ARC is further extending their services outward
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€350,000 tulip sculptures in Youghal will have to be dismantled

From The Irish Examiner. Twelve tulip-shaped umbrella sculptures installed on the quayside at a cost of €350,000 in Youghal will have to be dismantled and permanently removed due to severe weather damage. Tulip-shaped sculpture installations in Youghal will have to be removed due to weather damage. The architectural installations were erected at Nealon’s Quay car park in Youghal over four years ago. However, the spine structures supporting the canvas material
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Concerns Youghal’s Front Strand could be blown away

From The Irish Examiner. One of Co Cork’s premier sandy beaches is in danger of being blown away unless works are carried out soon. Sand is being blown off Youghal’s Front Strand and fears have been raised that unless there is investment to restore the beach’s groynes — sturdy timber barriers built out into the sea to check erosion — it will have a serious, negative impact on the town’s
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St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal welcomes Cork International Choral Festival 2018

The Arad and Ma’alot-Kfar Vradim Combined Choirs at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal on Friday 20th April 6 pm Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival takes place from 18th to 22nd April 2018. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands
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Fundraising for Moby Dick Sculpture Gets off to Flying Start

From The East Cork Journal Youghal4All's fundraising campaign for the Moby Dick Sculpture has started well, following a great night at the Walter Raleigh Hotel with Gina and the Champions. A large donation of €1,000 was received from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New Bedford towards the cost of the project. Youghal is twinned with New Bedford through their strong Moby Dick connection, and the town was chosen
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Youghal’s New Roots 4 Album Ripe For Plucking

From The East Cork Journal Local musician Bobby Lee and his Sacred Roots have been hard at work writing, recording, tweaking and harvesting their new Roots4 album which was devised and overseen by Bobby. At its heart, this project has the simple philosophy to root out young, interested and talented children of varying ages and give them a platform which inspires and tends to their musical confidences. Budding lyricists, musicians
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The Emer Casey Memorial 5k Road Race

The Emer Casey Memorial 5k Road Race takes place on Thursday 12th April at 8pm. The Walk starts at 6:45pm sharp. The Route: Youghal Town Centre starting at Bunscoil Mhuire. Flat and accurate course Entry Fee €10, entries taken from 5:30pm at Youghal Community Centre Prizes and refreshments after the race at Youghal Community Centre
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The Official Launch of The Homebirds Music Festival

Date Thursday 5th April, 2018 Time: 7.30pm Venue: St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal, Co. Cork Cork Arc Cancer Support House and Cry104fm are delighted to invite you to the official launch of ‘The Homebirds Music Festival’, a collaboration which will see a music extravaganza happening in the beautiful town of Youghal on 18th, 19th and 20th May 2018. Over 40 Acts will take part in the festival which will be
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Youghal Look to Cash in on Motor Home Tourists

Cork County Council’s Tourism special purposes committee are to consider sites in Youghal that could open the door to Motor homes. Councillor Mary Linehan Foley told this week’s East Cork Municipality meeting she wants to see Youghal become as motorhome friendly as Cobh. Each summer freedom campers take up space along Youghal’s quay side, front strand and lighthouse. The independent said while the motorhomes are a positive for the area,

Youghal Daffodil Day Events

Ticket sales at Lidl on Thursday 22nd February Ticket sales at SuperValu on Saturday 24th February Coffee morning at Spar Supermarket, The Strand on Friday 2nd March from 10.30am -12noon Ladies 3 ball Open Golf Competition at Youghal Golf Club on  Wednesday  21st March Daffodil Street Sales Friday 23rd March Donations of fresh daffodils would be greatly appreciated contact Marian 024-20730, Eileen 024-92028 or Mai 024- 97210 Finally there will
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Patsy O’Mahony Youghal Helm, speaks with Darragh Parker

Patsy O’Mahony Youghal Helm, speaks with Darragh Parker Youghal Lifeboat is the subject of a two-page feature in the Winter edition of the RNLI magazine, LIFEBOAT.... Under the title 'Beating the Odds' it interviews Patsy O'Mahony, Youghal Helm, about the rescue of a kayaker in February of 2017. Patsy spoke with Darragh Parker on Drive Time about the rescue.
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Triple Bill Documentary by Mike Hannon

Youghal Film Maker, Mike Hannon, presents 3 of his award winning documentaries: THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING  – (2017), 19 min Cork man Rodney Thompson lived as a hermit for thirty years in a small Connemara cottage, dedicating his life to silence, solitude and prayer. Nominated for Best British or Irish Short, London Film Critics’ Circle Winner of Best Irish Short, Indie Cork MY BEAMISH BOY (2009), 25 min The much-loved 200

An ex-Leinster rugby player, a snowboarder and a Corkman named ‘Bubba’: Meet Ireland’s Winter Olympic team

Today's opening ceremony marks the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics and although Ireland isn't known as an alpine sports stronghold we are still sending a five-strong team in pursuit of glory. The games take place in PyeongChang in South Korea, with Irish athletes competing in snowboarding and various skiing disciplines. Whereas in the summer games, expectations are usually high that Ireland can return home with a few medals, just

Ardmore pick up silverware following gruelling extra-time battle in Croke Park

From AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Final Ardmore (Waterford) 3-11 St Mogues Fethard (Wexford) 0-18 AET Ardmore became the first Waterford club to pick up AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling silverware following a gruelling extra-time battle at Croke Park this afternoon. Seamus Prendergast delivered a Man of the Match display, after Ardmore dug deep in extra-time, following a game where they looked good for large periods at taking silverware.
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Youghal’s Iconic Clockgate Tower Open to the Public Over Midterm

From The East Cork Journal Now is the perfect time to reconnect with your local heritage and experience all of what Youghal has to offer. From the 15 – 18 February Youghal’s iconic Clockgate tower will open its doors to the public. A unique building in Irelands Ancient East, the tower holds many stories of pain and rebellion, love friendship and generosity. For hundreds of years people have trekked through