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Job Opportunity – Station Manager

The Board of Community Radio Youghal invites applicants for the following position:                              Station Manager   In existence for over 40 years CRY104fm is seeking a dynamic Station Manager who will have the energy and drive to lead a successful team forward and to continue the growth and development of an ever expanding Community Radio Station. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate experience in managing permanent and part-time
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Shoe Box For Simon Appeal

If you’re looking for a way to do something special for someone in need this year, a great way would be to fill a shoe box with important items to make life more bearable for a homeless person during the festive season. Filled shoe boxes can be dropped off at our CRY studios at Nagle House, South Abbey Youghal during office hours. The following are a list of items to
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Council Accused Of “Passing The Buck” On Dangerous Out Of Control Speed Trap

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Cllr has accused Cork County Council of shirking its responsibility in protecting its citizens from speeding motorists, after officials claimed they have done all they can. Cllr Michael Hegarty made an impassionate plea at the December Sitting of the East Cork Municipality for safety measures to be installed, to protect residents and pedestrians from speeding traffic in Ladysbridge Village. Mr Hegarty said
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Students of South Abbey Youghal Support Mercy Hospital POONS Appeal

From The East Cork Journal. On Friday morning last the young students of South Abbey NS gathered in the Hall for their usual Friday morning Assembly. This one, however, was extra special as they were presenting a cheque for POONS - the Childrens Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service in the Mercy Hospital. Staffed by full time Nurses, this is the only one of its kind in all of Ireland, which
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Ironman Cork Changes for 2020

Ironman Ireland this morning announced changes to Ironman Cork 2020 as follows: Check out our new courses for 2020! 🏊🏼‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️ We aim to deliver an unforgettable race experience so we listened to feedback from our athletes, scrutinised every aspect of the race and are excited to let you in on the what’s new at IRONMAN Ireland, Cork ☘️ SWIM 🏊🏼‍♂️ New, single-lap swim course for 2020 with exit point close to Youghal Lighthouse BIKE 🚴🏼‍♂️
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Minister responds to anger over proposed closure of Youghal greyhound track

From Echo Live. MANAGEMENT at Youghal greyhound stadium have been encouraged to make a robust submission before January 10 on the possible closure of the facility. It comes as the Minister of State Andrew Doyle has admitted that he’s surprised the track was one of four selected for closure in an independent report. The impending closure was raised in the Dáil by Cork TDs Pat Buckley and Kevin O’Keeffe this
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County Councillors vow to fight Youghal greyhound stadium closure

From EchoLive. County Cork Councillors were up in arms at the news that Youghal Greyhound Stadium is to be closed by the Irish Greyhound Board based on an economic report that showed it is loss-making and had the lowest attendance of any venue in the west and south-west. Fianna Fáil Councillor Frank O'Flynn from Fermoy said the closure would be a tremendous loss to East Cork and called on the
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CRY Loot In The Boot

Congratulations Ger Coady who was 5 away on 1272 and wins a €250 holiday voucher courtesy of McDonald Lee Travel. The total number of balls was 1277. There was one person who was 2 away Eamon Cronin who happens to be Noel’s brother!!! But he very kindly donated it back and Ger was next on the list!!! Congratulations Ger enjoy the hols
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Youghal greyhound stadium is to close

From EchoLive. Youghal Greyhound Stadium is to be closed by the Irish Greyhound Board. The Board has released an economic report that has recommended the closure of four of the 16 stadiums across the country. Despite operating since 1948, the report said that Youghal was loss-making and had the lowest attendance of any venue in the west and south-west The recommendations of the report have been accepted by the Board
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A Magical Christmas at Ballymaloe Grainstore

Join the Christmas toys and elves from Billiejean's School of Performing Arts and RDC as they magically come to life to help save Christmas just in the nick of time. Talented local students perform a not-to-be-missed song and dance show that is holiday fun for all the family. Friday, December 13 at 6.00pm. Saturday, December 14 at 1.00pm and 5:30pm. €18 Student & OAP €15. Family ticket x 4 €65.
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The Night Market Before Christmas

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal       Saturday 7th December      6pm – 9pm      Tickets: €10.00 Shop a little differently this Christmas! Anna and Katie of Revolving Wardrobe Events bring us “The Night Market Before Christmas”. Both ladies have vast experience in running their own vintage & pre-loved clothing businesses.  Now they have come together to create an innovative and exciting platform that promotes reusing and recycling  clothes that may
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Youghal Senior Citizens Group Support Elderly and Vulnerable

From The East Cork Journal. Christmas is the time of year which, for some of our elderly and those living on their own, can be particularly lonesome and even worrying.  Their normal routine is disrupted - shops are closed, footfall outside their doors is very much reduced, the days are dark, and neighbours are away celebrating with family and friends, bringing loneliness and aloneness to many at this Festive time. Youghal Senior
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Cork conference ‘ambassadors’ honoured amid renewed call for events centre progress

From The Irish Examiner. Conference “ambassadors” who helped generate €10m for Cork’s economy this year have been honoured amid renewed calls for delivery of the city’s long-awaited events centre. The Cork Convention Bureau (CCB), a public-private partnership which promotes the region as a destination for business tourism, meetings, and conferences, said the delivery of the 6,000-capacity venue on South Main St could see the city treble the value of business
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Visitors’ Centre to be developed in Youghal Church

From EchoLive. CORK County Council in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland is investing up to €234,000 into a new visitor experience at St Mary's Collegiate Church in Youghal town centre. County Hall is currently tendering for an experienced interpretative consultant to collaboratively plan, design, manufacture and deliver the Voices of St Mary’s visitor experience. As part of the ambitious new plans, the redesigned establishment will contain a visitor reception area within
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Bessborough Born Councillorr Says Its Sale Should Be Dealt With Sensitively

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Councillor who was born in the Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Mahon has asked that its sale be dealt with sensitively. Cllr Mary Linehan Foley told Monday’s full Council that while she was “one of the lucky ones” she could associate with many women who gave birth in Bessborough and never knew what happened to their children. The Youghal based Cllr
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Castlemartyr Waste Water Upgrade Due

From The East Cork Journal. Castlemartyr village is included on a list of 9 Irish Water projects to have their existing sewage system upgraded. Under the Water Utility’s Programme of Capital investment the village is included alongside Ballingeary, Macroom, Boherbue, Kanturk, Newmarket, Charleville, Rosscarbery/Owenahincha and Bantry. It is understood that the Castlemartyr scheme is at conceptual design stage, with works expected to commence in 2021. Fianna Fail Cllr James O’Connor
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Councillor Frustrated at OPW Snail Pace in Protecting Flood Risk Homes

From The East Cork Journal. Residents in Castlemartyr and Youghal who were hit by floods, despair over the OPW’s snail pace in responding to their needs, Cork County Council Executive was told in recent days. 18 months on and residents in the Castlemartyr , Mogeely road and Ladysbridge junction, along with a number of people living in Quarry Road Youghal, are no clearer to knowing whether or not minor flood
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Cork dad writes a book inspired by his son who suffers from rare bone disease

From EchoLive. “IT’S far from signing books I was reared!” says David King, who launched But Really… Adventures With A Difference in the company of family and friends at Youghal Library this month. “The library is our second home for Fiona and I since our kids were babies,” says David. “There was never a doubt that the book would be launched in the library. I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response from
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Youghal snooker sensation Ross Bulman ready to face his hero Ronnie O’Sullivan

From EchoLive. YOUGHAL snooker prodigy Ross Bulman is ready to take on one of the greatest players of all-time in the UK Championship. The 18-year-old faces Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Barbican Centre in York next Thursday in his second professional tournament, the toughest of tests. Still an amateur, Bulman pulled off an upset at the Northern Ireland Open recently by beating Zhang Jiankang, world number 89. “Playing in Belfast in
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Phase Two Of Youghal Boardwalk To Commence In Weeks

From The East Cork Journal. After years in the pipeline, work is finally set to get underway on a 1 mile extension of the Youghal Eco boardwalk. A contractor for the works is to be appointed this week with construction of the new section stretching from Redbarn to Claycastle to begin in January. In 2012 planning permission was granted for phase two of the town’s iconic wooden walkway. Failte Ireland
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East Cork Councillors Urged to Reject Inclusion of Kildare Village Type Outlet In County Development Plan

From The East Cork Journal. Opponents of a change to the Cork County Development Plan, to zone a major tract of land, close to East Cork, for the future development of a major retail space, are urging Councillors to reject the proposal. The development, which could see up to €100million redirected to the site, from Cork City and County retail outlets, is currently being considered by the County’s 55 Councillors.
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Killeagh Footbridge to be Installed Next Month

From The East Cork Journal. Transport Infrastructure Ireland are set to oversee the installation of a foot bridge for Killeagh next month. Estimated to have cost €100,000, the pedestrian safety feature is expected to be lowered into place before the Christmas holidays, linking the Eastern side of Killeagh to the Village centre. Spanning 20 meters across the Dissour, the new safety feature will open up the village and bring people