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Frances Black in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 16th August 2019      8 pm(doors open at 7.30). When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.  Now Yew Wood Venues is absolutely thrilled to
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Chamber Plilharmonia Cologne perform in St Mary’s Collegiate Church

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal Friday 9th August 2019 Time: TBC Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome back The Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra once again. Whether in the Frisian Islands, the Norwegian Fjords, England, Ireland, Spain, the villages and cities of Australia & New Zealand or in the federal capital Berlin, the Chamber Philharmonia Cologne is at home all over the world. Their goal: “To make classical music accessible to
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Designer Minds Summer Camp 2019

Designer Minds The Mall Arts Centre       Youghal 6th – 9th August 2019. Contact 087 631 0411 You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! We are not just a science camp, a computer camp, an engineering camp or a LEGO® camp! We are everything combined, offering primary children a true taste of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and
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Queen of the Sea 2019 Set to be Spectacular!

From The East Cork Journal. The Annual Queen of the Sea Festival takes place in Youghal this weekend, July 12th – 14th. Now in its 10th year, the Family Fun Festival has grown to become one of East Cork’s most loved events. Last year’s Queen of the Sea festivities drew more than five thousand visitors to the sunny South East beach front of Youghal, and this year it looks set
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Youghal’s Courthouse to be Developed into Visitor Attraction

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council say they plan to develop a landmark building in Youghal into a Tourist and Civic Centre. The announcement comes after the Irish Court Service transferred the ownership of Youghal’s vacant Courthouse building to the Local Authority. The County Senior Executive Officer, Sean O’Callaghan said “the intended use is to add to the tourism product in Youghal, while also maintaining it for civic

CRY Celebrates it’s 40th Birthday

CRY is celebrating its 40th Birthday and you're all welcome to join us at the Birthday Party in The Mall Arts Centre on Saturday 20th July. Itinerary 12pm First airing of 'Born in the USA', a new 1 hour documentary examining the pirate days of Community Radio Youghal. 1pm Birthday Bash - CRY celebrates turning 40 with some special guests, cakes and refreshments. 2.15pm - Join us as we record
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MY Greenway could provide Opportunity for Eirgrid Interconnector

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork Municipal District Cllrs say last week’s announcement of funding for the Midleton to Youghal Greenway provides a great opportunity for Eirgrid to transmit electricity between Ireland and France. Known as the Celtic Interconnector, the project is designed to trade electricity between Ireland and France in an effort to access cheaper electricity in mainland Europe. Cllr Michael Hegarty told Monday’s Sitting of the East
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Midleton to Youghal Greenway set to Break Ground this September with €8 Million Funding Approved

From The East Cork Journal. A new public amenity that will boost tourism and enhance quality of life in East Cork is expected to break ground in the coming weeks. Construction of the Midleton to Youghal Greenway is expected to begin this September, following an allocation of €8million to Cork County Council. The major investment will see completion of the outdoor recreation infrastructure by 2021. The route follows a 23km
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STARCAMP 2019 Youghal!!

Youghal Summer Camp 2019, The Mall Arts Centre from 8-12 July 2019 WHAT TO EXPECT AT IRELAND’S NO 1 CAMP IN 2019! Whether you are a boy, girl, sporty, shy, creative, eager, nervous, energetic, musical, fun loving, serious, self-assured or reserved – this is the camp experience that your child will love and will remember for a lifetime! STARCAMP 2019 OFFERS THE PERFECT MIX OF THE FOLLOWING TO ENSURE THE
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Freddie White at St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal     Saturday 13th July at 8 pm     Tickets:€20.00 In Ireland, where he has won just about every award going, Freddie White is something of a legend. He was a founding member of Scullion, later he formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late 70¹s. Next came The Freddie White Band, which toured with Eric Clapton on his Irish Tour. His first album, ‘Live
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Ironman to bring €8 million to the Cork economy as 2,600 athletes arrive in Youghal

From EchoLive. Sunday’s Ironman triathlon in Youghal will be worth €8m to the local economy, Cork County council has said. Youghal and East Cork are getting ready to welcome more than 2,600 athletes, along with their families, friends, supporters and spectators, for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting competitions. Setting up for this werkend’s. Ironman in the East Cork town of Youghal. Video by Dan Linehan Cork County Council
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22 Year Wait for the Dúis McCarthy Cup to Come Home to Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Pipe Band has returned victorious from the South of Ireland Pipe Band Championship, held in Mallow Castle last weekend. On Saturday, 1 June the 26 member group won first place in the Open contest and third in the grade 4B. The victory was extra special for the Band who won the Danny Dúis McCarthy Memorial Cup for the first time in twenty two years.
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Cork East Live Register figures continue to decline – Minister Stanton

From The East Cork Journal. Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed the 18.8% annual decrease in the latest Live Register figures for Cork East constituency. Speaking after publication of the May figures by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Minister Stanton said: “It is very encouraging to see the continued decrease in the number of people on the Live
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Youghal Mother’s Joy as HSE Sanction Lifesaving Drug

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork mother says she’s “lost for words” as her son was approved by the HSE to receive a new wonder drug. Rebecca Bulman recently campaigned for the use of Spinraza for her son, who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Mrs Bulman was among the parents of 25 other children with the rare muscle-wasting condition, who campaigned outside the Dáil in March
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Annual Sculpture Exhibition curated by Richard Scott kicks off at Ballymaloe House

From The East Cork Journal. Cementing their long-standing reputation for supporting the arts, Ballymaloe House and the Allen family are once again gearing up to welcome the annual Sculpture Exhibition to the grounds of Ballymaloe Farm, based in Shanagarry in beautiful East Cork. Curated by Richard Scott, the exhibition will officially open on Thursday 20th June at 6pm and is available for viewing from 9am to 9pm daily until the
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Council Extends Olive Branch in Clockgate Dispute

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council has said it is still open to working with Youghal pensioner, John McGrath, following an ongoing dispute.       The 80 year old staged a sit-in protest inside Youghal’s Clock Gate Tower last month, when the Local Authority refused to give him permission to erect a photographic display and the McGrath Family Crest. The exhibit measures 21” X 21” depicting three generations of the
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New Mayor Elected to Cork County Council

From The East Cork Journal. The County’s first ‘twitcher’ has been elected Mayor of Cork County. West Cork Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan, an avid bird watcher, was voted in after his Fianna Fáil Party struck a deal with Labour and a number of Independents. It is expected that Youghal based Cllr Mary Linehan Foley will take the Chain of Office next, as part of the Independent pact. The agreement will see
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Ireland South Final Result

The mammoth count in the Ireland South Constituency for the European Parliament Election has finally been completed and the results are as follows: SEÁN KELLY (FG) Count 9 119,885 BILLY KELLEHER (FF) Count 17 131,665 MICK WALLACE (I4C) Count 19 139,529 GRACE O'SULLIVAN (GP) Count 20 119,701 DEIRDRE CLUNE (FG) Count 20 112,162 Outgoing MEP Deirdre Clune cannot take her seat until the UK has left the EU.

Olympic gold medalist coming to Youghal for Ironman challenge

From EchoLive. The Ironman challenge comes to Cork on June 23 and two-time Olympic triathlon gold medalist Alistair Brownlee is set to take part. This year’s event is already sold out and one of the participants is two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee. Brownlee took home the gold medal in the London and Rio Olympic games in 2012 and 2016, becoming the only athlete to hold two Olympic titles in
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Liadh Ní Riada concedes defeat in Ireland South elections

From The Irish Examiner. Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada has conceded defeat in the Ireland South elections after a marathon count and partial recount. However, Green Party senator Grace O'Sullivan and out-going MEP Deirdre Clune will now have to fight it out for the fourth seat and the final 'Brexit seat' which cannot be taken up until Britain leaves the EU. After four days of counting Ms Ní Riada called
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Cliff Winser, Youghal Town Crier– O’yay!

From The East Cork Journal. Clifford Winser was born in Carlisle, Cumberland in 1944. He visited Youghal many times on childhood holidays with his father. In 1969, as a 29 year old young man, he decided to come back for a month. He never left. “I love the history of the place, it's so rich, vivid and exciting. The easy tranquillity of Youghal is also one of favourite things about