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Blessing of restored shrine at Sarsfield’s Terrace, Youghal

Taken from https://www.facebook.com/YoughalOnline V. Rev. Canon William Bermingham P.P. celebrated the social distancing outdoor mass assisted by Rev. Patrick Corkery C.C. and Rev. Brendan Mallon C.C. Hymns and prayers were sung by the talented duo of Geraldine Mulcahy and Tisha Collins. The sacristan Liam Ryan was on duty and Noel Cronin of CRY104fm recording the event and provided the PA system. The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan
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Mayor of Cork County announces funding for projects in East Cork

Mayor of Cork County Indpendent Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, has announced funding for projects in East Cork. Youghal: Upper Cork Hill, Widen existing footpath in order to improve accessibility € 22,500 Moll Goggins Corner, Youghal Repairs to the pedestrian footpath on R634 € 15,000   Ballycotton: L-3679-0 Cliff Road, resurfacing of the shared surface road, provision of road markings and bicycle stands € 110,000   Midleton Area: Dwyers Road and
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Clashmore and Ardmore receive funding

Ardmore and Clashmore are set to receive much needed funding with the news that over 1.6 million euro for crucial infrastructure works has been allocated for projects across Waterford.It’s part of government jobs stimulus funding with 22 councils getting 33 million euro for active travel projects and 14 million euro’s going to 26 local authorities for climate change adaptation steps.The local projects include 100 thousand euro  for drainage works to
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2 Vacancies at Community Radio Youghal.

Youghal Communications have the following Vacancies: Broadcast trainer & Audio Engineer (19.5 Hours per Week ex Breaks) This position is funded through Pobal and the Department of Community and Rural Development. Main Functions: Maintenance of the Outside Broadcast Unit and equipment for location broadcasting and production. Trainer for Station Courses and QQ1. Duties: Training in practical broadcasting with equipment and using a broadcasting desk, as part of in-house and out sourced training. Outside
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Local village finds innovative way to tackle dog fouling

Original post: https://www.facebook.com/ballycottontidytowns The younger residents of Ballycotton, have found an innovative way to raise awareness around dog fouling in the neighbourhood. Scoil Réalta na Mara pupils did a great job in creating posters as part of a 'Scoop the Poop' competition to let people know that it's not ok to leave your dog foul and walk away and to please pick up.   The colourful posters can be seen around
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Youghal gives a huge warm welcome to The Celtic Corridor volunteers on their epic journey.

Taken from: http://facebook.com/YoughalOnline/ "Welcome to Youghal, we’re glad you’re here" - Youghal gives a huge warm welcome to The Celtic Corridor volunteers on their epic journey. Picture: Mayor of County, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley with Jason Ansbro and Tony Gallagher welcome The Celtic Corridor group at the quayside in Youghal on Saturday 25th July 2020. The adventurous group arrived in Youghal by walking, cycling, kayaking and boat. The group embarked on a
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Ballymacoda / Ladysbridge Community Council set up Gofund Me Page

Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/BLCConline/ This year the Ballymacoda / LAdysbridge annual fundraising draw did not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has left BLCC extremely short of funds to carry out their 2020-2021 plans and to pay annual insurance bills. They are therefore taking the unusual step of running a GoFundMe campaign to try to raise crucial funds to support the activities of the sub groups of BLCC so
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Youghal Ferry Boat Service reinstating?

Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/YoughalOnline/posts/3240120099374419?__tn__=K-R There is a renewed interest in reinstating the ferryboat service between the Ferry-slip and the Ferry-point in Co. Waterford - especially after today's arrival of the The Celtic Corridor Group at the Youghal quayside where they were greeted by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley and local well-wishers. The group "floated the idea" to have a ferry service between Youghal and the ferry-point to connect The Celtic
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New statue of Our Lady unveiled at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal

Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/YoughalOnline/ Billy Drake recited The Hail Mary prayer with the residents at the new statue of Our Lady at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, on Saturday, 25th July, 2020. To a backdrop of applause, cheers, and prayers, the new statue of Our Lady was raised with a hoist on Saturday, 25th July, 2020 and carefully placed on the new plinth at the shrine in Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal. The statue of
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Tourist attractions reopen across Cork

A number of popular tourist sites across Cork have reopened, providing a much-needed boost for some local economies. From this week Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Michael Collins House, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal Clock Gate, Cobh Heritage Centre, Spike Island and the grounds of Mallow Castle are open to the public. Dursey Cable Car will also resume service on July 6. Safety procedures have been put in place at each location.
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NCTS re-opens more centres, all Cork services to be open by mid-July

The National Care Testing Service (NCTS) has this week re-opened more of its test centres around the country and says it will open more centres in Cork in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, the NCTS re-opened its centres at Little Island and Blarney with the Skibbereen centre scheduled to re-open yesterday. The NCTS says it plans to re-open its centres in Macroom, Charleville and Youghal in mid-July. NCTS had
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Fierce pride in Youghal as Mary Linehan Foley elected Mayor of County Cork

There's fierce pride in East Cork today as Cllr Mary Linehan Foley has been announced as the new Mayor of the County of Cork. The Youghal woman was unanimously voted into the prestigious office and is now set to lead the county through the covid comeback. The news will come as no shock to those close to Linehan Foley who recently became the first woman to be elected Mayor of
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Cork County Council secure major funding to develop two Cork towns

Cork County Council has secured funding to the value of €551,250 for 2 major projects which have been approved under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) from the Department of Rural & Community Development. In Youghal, the Regeneration of the Town Centre and Development of a future vision for the disused former Courthouse, costed at €375,000 will benefit with €281,250 approved in RRDF funding while in Mitchelstown, the Development
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Youghal GAA surpass fundraising target for Mercy Hospital cancer ward

Youghal GAA club has raised much needed funds for the Mercy University Hospital with its 24 hour run in aid of the hospital’s cancer unit. Youghal GAA players and management took part in a 24 hour run last month which saw each player taking turns in running consistently for one hour. A total of 38 people were allocated a time and ran in pairs with social distancing in place within
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Great boost for Youghal as €1.7 million seaside boardwalk work gets underway

Youghal is getting a serious boost as work had got underway on a boardwalk going along it's shoreline. The current walk in Youghal is being extended from Claycastle Beach onto Redbarn in a project expected to cost €1.7 million. Once finished it will be part of the National Coastal Walk route with Cork County Council saying it'll drastically improve the "beach experience" as it connects Redbarn with the town. The
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Youghal’s Mary Linehan Foley to become County Mayor

Youghal-based Councillor Mary Linehan Foley is expected to be elected the next County Mayor on Friday. Fianna Fáil’s Christopher O’Sullivan was elected to the position 12 months ago but was replaced by his colleague Ian Doyle in February when he was elected to the Dáil. Ms Linehan Foley will take up the chain of office at the council AGM on Friday under the agreed terms of a pact between members.
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Derelict Youghal site purchased by developers

A prominent site in Youghal that has been derelict for some time has been purchased by an Irish property development company, which has redeveloped a number of sites in East Cork in recent years. The former Seafield Fabrics factory in Youghal was bought by Redbarn Construction. The site is situated on the main road into Youghal and is 40km from Cork city. The site is currently zoned for existing leisure
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Cabinet approves early exit from Covid-19 controls with gyms, cinemas open from June 29th

The Cabinet has approved plans to accelerate Ireland’s exit from restrictions put in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Friday that the Cabinet has approved the re-phasing of the roadmap to reopen Ireland’s economy and society. Apart from some exceptions, many businesses and activities will return from June 29th including places of worship, gyms, cinemas, hairdressers and sporting activities. He confirmed that gatherings will
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Plans for 25 wind turbines between Youghal and Dungarvan

An Bord Pleanála has granted Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) status to a massive wind farm proposal straddling the east Cork/west Waterford border. German-based Innogy SE Ltd, through its subsidiary Innogy Renewables Ireland Ltd. and in partnership with Dublin-based Highfield Energy Ltd., plans to construct 25 turbines, 150 metres high on a 3,500 acre site in an area known as Lyrenacarriga. The development is estimated to cost €130m. The site, half
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Passengers face queuing in car parks at Dublin Airport

Social distancing requirements will reduce capacity at Dublin Airport by 70 per cent once air travel recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, while travellers face queuing outside in repurposed car parks before gaining access to terminals, the airport’s owner has said. DAA, which owns and operates Dublin and Cork Airports and has operations in 16 countries, said on Friday that the global pandemic had affected all of its businesses. Traffic at
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GAA club matches to return on July 31st with intercounty games in October

The GAA on Friday released its Safe Return to Gaelic Games plan for the weeks ahead. As anticipated it includes the return of matches for clubs on July 31st and counties no sooner than October 17th. The intercounty format has yet to be announced but it is assumed given the tightness of the scheduling that the championships will be knockout. It was emphasised by the GAA’s head of games administration
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Temperature checks for visitors after nursing homes reopen from June 15th

Nursing home visits will be limited to two named visitors per resident, and visitors must undergo temperatures checks under new public health guidelines to reopen care homes to visits. The Government on Friday signed off on a series of recommendations to permit the phrased reintroduction of visits to nursing homes and care facilities from June 15th. The reopening of the nursing homes, which have been closed to visitors since mid-March,