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Youghal Cllr Accused of being Anti-Rural over Local Property Tax

The Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, has been accused of being “anti-rural” and “populist” with a Motion seeking that Local Property Taxes collected in Cork should be kept in their own particular area. The tax was established to fund services such as maintaining public lighting, roads and paths, grounds keeping and managing public parking. However, 40% of the Authority overall allocation of €32million in Local Property
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Youghal4All to Host Barbecue on the Mall in Bid to Raise Funds for the Moby Dick Sculpture

Youghal4All's fundraising efforts for the commission of a sculpture commemorating the filming of Moby Dick in Youghal in 1954, continues in earnest. On Sunday, 29 July from 3pm 'til 5pm, the committee have organised a family friendly afternoon and barbecue on the Mall beach, complete with games and packed with fun4all!! Music will be supplied by D.J. Ger. The cost is €3 a plate and all proceeds will go towards
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Councillors Put The Wheels In Motion for East Cork’s First Skate Parks

The East Cork Municipality has agreed to support a bid for the district's first Skateboard Parks. The move comes after Cllrs Susan McCarthy and Mary Linehan Foley sought to kick start plans for a Skate Park in Midleton and Youghal. Both Cllrs told the July Sitting of the East Cork Municipal District that there is strong community support for a state of the art Skate Park, similar to Fitzgerald Park
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IRONMAN Ireland, Cork – Local Information

IRONMAN Ireland, Cork will be here for the next 3 years and will bring 2500 athletes, along with their families, spectators and friends, to East Cork on the week of 23rd June next year and the same week in subsequent years, with up to 3000 athletes possible at later dates. If successful IRONMAN will seek to extend their contract with Cork County Council for a further 5 years which means
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Youghal’s Coastal Footpath on Course for Official Recognition

Plans are afoot to have an East Cork pathway officially recognised as a tourist walking trail. With scenic views of the Blackwater Estuary and just a strip of land between you and the Atlantic, the Slob Bank, Youghal, is considered one of the most beautiful walks in the area. The purpose of the project is to further the opportunities for the public to enjoy the outdoors by expanding the route
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A Red Day in Youghal for Cervical Check Scandal

On Saturday 4 July, the people of Youghal dressed in Red and came out in their numbers in support of, and to participate in, the Nationwide protest against the Cervical Check Scandal. People of all ages and genders gathered outside The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, in solidarity for those who are affected. The protesters are looking for mandatory open disclosure to be commenced immediately, and without further delay. They are
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“BAGATELLE” to headline the Youghal “QUEEN OF THE SEA” Festival

With the fine weather due to continue “BAGETELLE” are all set to entertain you in the seaside town of Youghal at the Free open-air concert on the GIG RIG for the annual Queen of the Sea festival.  The festival weekend, which takes place in the Town Centre from the 13th -15h  July 2018,  is set to be packed full of so much fun, entertainment and activities for all the family that
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IRONMAN Ireland, Cork

Calling all businesses in East Cork! We promised you the IRONMAN Ireland Business Proud Supporter packs and they're ready to roll! Click below to submit your business. Entry is FREE but in return we would like you to provide a discount, offer or voucher of some sort to our athletes wo are already busy on a daily basis testing out the routes for the event. Ideas and suggestions when you
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Youghal Ceolta Sí Set for Expansion

s well as their usual busy summer Seisiún season, Youghal's CeoltaSí have also added a major fundraising campaign to their to-do list. Since the establishment of the Brú na Sí Cultural Centre in 2014, it became evident early on that an expansion of the building, to keep in line with the popularity and growth in member numbers, was necessary. The Youghal Comhaltas Branch was obliged to build a new road
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Moby Dick Festival Huge Success

The 2018 Moby Dick Festival held in Youghal over the June Bank Holiday weekend was a great success. Thousands of people of all ages converged on Nealon’s Quay amid glorious sunshine to enjoy a family fun packed programme of events. There really was something for everyone. Many months of planning and preparation went into organising the Festival and Youghal4All would like to thank the Moby Dick sub-committee for their hard
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CRY’s Homebirds Music Festival Raises €3790

CRY's Homebirds Music Festival, a joint collaboration between Cork ARC Cancer Support House and CRY Youghal, was an inaugural fundraising event that took place from one end of town to the other over a period of 3 days back in May. The event was a huge success and saw people from all over the surrounding areas come to Youghal to enjoy over 40 Musical Acts across 18 venues, filling the
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New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Cork County Elected

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley has made political history by becoming the first Deputy Mayoress of Cork County. The Youghal based Cllr was elected unopposed, along with Fianna Fail Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, at the Annual General Meeting of the Authority held on Friday last, 22 June. Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Independent grouping in Cork County backed the Councillors for the executive roles. However, Sinn Fein would not back
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Doctors Warn that East Cork GP Service is Reaching Crisis Point

From The East Cork Journal. A chronic lack of doctors in East Cork is leading to a crisis in the GP service, medics have warned. Overstretched surgeries, a rising population and increased demand on the South Doc Out of Hours Service is leading to fears that massive strain is putting family doctors and patient safety at risk. In a letter to the HSE Chief Officer for Cork and Kerry, East
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First Full Distance Event Comes to Ireland

We are excited to announce the addition of our first full distance event in Ireland, IRONMAN Ireland, Cork. The inaugural race will take place on June 23, 2019. The race will be held in Youghal, Co. Cork which is located approximately 45 minutes west of Cork city and Cork International Airport. Youghal is a coastal fishing town on the southern coast of Ireland and a fortified seaport since the fifth century.

Youghal RNLI couple to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

From The Irish Times. A volunteer husband and wife team who have helped with the running of an RNLI service in Youghal for almost half a century between them are to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace next week. Former RNLI Youghal station mechanic, Seamus Mason and his wife Susan, who is secretary of the Youghal RNLI fundraising branch, have been invited to attend the queen’s Garden Party in Buckingham Palace next Tuesday. Mr Mason, who
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The Story that Needed to be Told

Monday, 21 May saw the official launch of an original drama production by CRY104FM at the Red Store in Youghal. The 4-part historical drama will debut on air on Tuesday, June 5 at 6.30pm and continue every Tuesday thereafter until June 26. The story, called “The Rising Sisters”, was written by Síobhán Fogarty, produced and directed by Ruth Hayes with Sound Design by Warren Tivy of Claycastle Studios. Funding was
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Blue Flag Status returns to Redbarn Beach

Redbarn Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag again this year, this is a fantastic start to the 2018 tourism season. Redbarn Beach is unique in East Cork as the only beach with this accolade. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most familiar eco-labels. At beaches, the bathing water must comply with the excellent standard in accordance with the 2006 EU Bathing Water Directive. GM of the Quality
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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