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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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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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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 Receives €150,000 Under Historic Towns Initiative – Minister David Stanton

Credit: East Cork Journal The award of €150,000 funding for heritage regeneration works in Youghal has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. Funding is being made available to Cork County Council, under the Historic Towns Initiative 2018, financed by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and operated by the Heritage Council. “I am very pleased
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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,
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World Record for Youghal’s Sinead Kane

by The East Cork Journal Youghal’s Sinéad Kane continues to defy the odds – and this week she set another world record in Dublin. The visually-impaired athlete, who successfully completed the World Marathon Challenge last year, took to the treadmill, just after 9am, on Monday last, at the Clayton Hotel on the Burlington Road Dublin, for a Guinness World Record attempt, of a different kind. Sinéad was aiming to cover
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Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Youghal Appoints Colette Cahill as Community Cancer Support Co-Ordinator

by The East Cork Journal Colette Cahill joins Cork ARC Cancer Support House as Community Cancer Support Co-ordinator for their cancer support service at 29 Friar Street in Youghal. Colette brings over twenty years’ experience in nursing roles and in service development across public, private and voluntary sectors to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. As Senior Care Nurse Specialist in bowel and bladder care, Colette has worked closely with patients
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Plans Revealed for Youghal’s 2018 St Patrick’s Day Parade

By The East Cork Journal Plans for the 2018 St Patrick’s Day Parade in Youghal have this week been revealed. Youghal 4 All are, once again, organising the festivities and their Secretary, Helen Heaphy Grainge, is calling on the groups and organisations of Youghal and the surrounding area, to come out and support this year’s parade, by entering a float, prior to the closing date for entries, which is Wednesday
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A “Helping Hand” from Youghal Children for Cork Homeless

Taken from The East Cork Journal The young children of Chatterbox Dance School, Youghal, came together in Brú na Sí last week to present cheque for €596 to Helping Hands Homeless Action Group, Cork which was raised by the entire members of the Dance School, ranging in age from as young as 3 to 17 years, who were involved in the Annual Christmas Charity Show to raise funds for the
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Youghal Credit Union Annual Primary School Art Competiton

Taken from The East Cork Journal Aspiring young Artists who won prizes from Youghal Credit Union from their Annual Primary School Art Competition gathered on Wednesday evening the 31 January to collect their prizes at Youghal Credit Union. Colm Geary of Youghal Credit Union welcomed the winners and their families with refreshments on the evening. Judge Andrea Cashell presented the prizes and said “ It was difficult in the end
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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
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Positive Parenting = Happier Children

A Lecture by Dr. Tony Humphrey’s on Monday 29th January in St. Declan’s Hall, Ardmore from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Dr. Tony Humphrey’s is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and National and International Speaker.  He is also a best selling Author of numerous books on parenting and communication. Tickets are €10 and are available from Quinn’s Food Store Ardmore, St. Declan’s National School and David Walsh Bookstore Dungarvan. For further information
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Youghal sculpture to commemorate Captain Ahab

From The Evening Echo YOUGHAL is commissioning a statue of the legendary literary figure of Captain Ahab from the novel Moby Dick to commemorate the filming of the movie version of the book in the east Cork town in 1954. The board of the Youghal 4 All organisation is seeking expressions of interest from sculptors of all levels of experience to developing a new external sculpture to be situated at Barry's