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Killeagh Nursing Student Raises €1,600 For Child Cancer Charity

From The East Cork Journal. A nursing student who was touched by the story of an eight year old East Cork girl battling a rare form of cancer, has raised hundreds of Euro for a Cancer Charity. Twenty year old Niamh O’Brien from Killeagh donated 17 inches of her hair and raised the fantastic amount of €1600 for the Gavin Glynn Foundation. Niamh’s mother, Sandra, said her daughter’s long hair
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No Agenda Items Discussed at October Sitting of East Cork Municipal District

From The East Cork Journal. The East Cork Municipal District chose not to debate their monthly agenda items on Monday (7 October) in preference for two back to back, closed door meetings. A further in-camera session is due to take place later this month, with Cllrs set to discuss a draft budget for the district on Monday 28 October. The Cllrs broke briefly from their private session on Monday to
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Are You Brave Enough to Visit Youghal this October Bank Holiday Weekend?

From The East Cork Journal. The annual Youghaloween Spooktacular will bring Samhain to the streets of Youghal from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 October. The huge 3 day Halloween Party promises some terrifying events which will bring plenty of spooky fun for all. The family friendly community event is being billed as “A Festival with Soul” as the annual Halloween takeover blends the old Celtic ways of celebrating Samhain with
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CCCahoots Live

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal     Sat 30th November @ 8 pm      Tickets €15.00 CCCahoots, Cork’s most loved comedy troupe, Tadhg Hickey, Dominic MacHale & Laura O’Mahony whose work has been described by Channel 4 Comedy Dept. as ‘Brilliant, such a great range’, are bringing their sell out Cork Opera House show to the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal! Season one of their debut TV sitcom The School aired
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The body of missing woman Frankie Devlin has been found

From The Irish Examiner. Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance following the recovery of the body of pensioner Frankie Devlin who went missing following a school reunion in Garryvoe, Co Cork last Saturday. Her body was recovered in the East Cork town shortly after 3pm today. Frankie Devlin from Midleton, Co Cork was last seen on CCTV footage at 10.45pm on Saturday evening in Garryvoe. In the region
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East Cork Green Party Cllr to Contest 2020 General Election

From The East Cork Journal. Councillor Liam Quaide has been selected to contest next year’s General Election on behalf for the Green Party in Cork East. Cllr Quaide, along with Cllr Alan O’Connor, made history for the party in May when they became the first Greens to be elected to Cork County Council. Cllr Quaide was chosen to represent the Midleton and Youghal Municipal area on the tenth count, narrowly
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State Reforms Needed to Protect House Buyers from “Fly by Night” Developers

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council is calling on the Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton, to introduce new legislation which would force developers to finish ghost estates. The public representatives said State reforms are needed to protect house buyers from “fly by night” developers. The move comes following the tabling of a Motion by Cllr Noel Collins requesting Minister for the Environment, Richard Bruton, to enact laws
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Cork Should Be Treated As Three Counties

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council should have special status when Government is carving up Grant Aid, is the view of Cllr Gerard Murphy.   The Fine Gael Cllr received cross Party support to have Cork recognised as three separate Counties, when Government is deciding its allocation of State Aid. Mr Murphy told the Council Executive “it is unfair and unjust” that Cork, the largest County, receives the same funding as
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Govt secures €530m to gain access to Europe’s energy grid

From The Irish Examiner. The Government has secured €530m in funding to help secure access to Europe's energy grid. The Celtic Interconnector is an underground cable which will mean Ireland can access electricity from France. At the moment, Ireland only has a connection with the UK. The European Commission funding means Ireland will still have access to the EU's internal market after Brexit. Communications Minister Richard Bruton said there will
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2019 Brain Blaster Schools Quiz

The draw for the 2019 Brain Blaster Schools Quiz took place on the Morning Review this morning. The following are the round 1 matches: Cloyne Ns Vs Curraglas NS. Bun Scoil Mhuire Youghal V’s Clashmore NS. Tallow NS Vs Kyle NS. St Bridget’s Midleton Vs Kinsalebeg NS. Kilcredan NS Vs Dungourney NS . Killeagh NS Vs Scoil Realt Na Meara Ballycotton. GaelScoil Chorain Youghal Vs Inch NS . GaelScoil Mainster
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Four Cork towns secure Gold Medals in the Tidy Towns Awards

Clonakilty, Ballincollig, Youghal and Cobh have won Gold Medals at the national Tidy Towns Awards. Cork also had several Silver Medal winners including Coolagown, Rosscarbery, Bantry, Kinsale, Skibbereen and Carrigaline. The town of Glaslough in Monaghan was named the overall winner out if 918 different towns, suburbs and villages across the country. In Cork, there were a number of Bronze Medal winners including; Rathbarry, Kilbrittain, Lislevane, Eyeries, Ballydehob, Castletownroche Timoleague,
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Cork East Constituency Fianna Fail Election Candidates

The Fianna Fáil ticket for the Cork East constituency has been completed following the addition of Cllr. James O’Connor. Cllr. O’Connor will join sitting TD Kevin O’Keeffe in contesting the next General Election. The decision was taken following a meeting of the Party’s National Constituencies Committee. Cllr. O’Connor was elected to Cork County Council in the Local Elections earlier this year. James grew up on a dairy farm near Youghal
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Youghal Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal      Wed 9th – Sat 12th October at 8 pm sharp Youghal Little Theatre is looking forward to hosting another excellent production building on the tremendous success from their recent plays in the Mall Arts Centre. Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his
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Contract tender is issued to clear the former Youghal to Midleton railway line for a future greenway

From EchoLive. TENDERS are being sought for the site clearance and fencing contract for the Midleton to Youghal greenway. Cork County Council earlier this year announced plans to develop a 23km cycle and pedestrian route linking the two east Cork towns, also passing through the villages of Mogeely and Killeagh. The route opened as a railway line in 1860 and was still in operation for passenger services up until the
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October 7th to 13th 2019 is Road Safety Week

From The East Cork Journal. As the dark evenings approach Cork County Council is encouraging road users to keep behaviour and attitudes around the roads in mind. October 7th to 13th 2019 is Road Safety Week - In the run up to Road Safety Week Cork County Council has organised the RSA Educational Shuttle to visit Youghal on October 3rd & Kinsale on October the 5th next.  These are FREE Public
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Linehan Foley Welcomes HSE Plan For East Cork But Pressure Needs To Be Maintained

From The East Cork Journal. The HSE say they intend to develop a Primary Care Centre in Youghal providing community based healthcare for all. The promise was made at a recent Sitting of the Southern Regional Health Forum following concerns raised by Cllr Mary Linehan Foley over the closure of the Castlemartyr Health Care unit, which is to close within weeks, with its services being transferred to Carrigtwohill Primary Care.
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Youghal woman jumps from 13,000ft for charity

From EchoLive. Youghal woman Tara Murphy has participated in an epic skydive challenge to raise funds for Mary's Meals, a charity which provides a daily meal to school children in need. Tara was inspired to undertake the jump after watching two films about Mary's Meals: "I first heard about Mary’s Meals when I saw their two films: Child 31 and Generation Hope, which show how a simple meal in school transforms lives. "I
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It’s ‘not Fare’ As Almost 1500 Sign Petition For Cheaper Bus Tariffs In East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council will be asked on Monday to compel the National Roads Authority to carry out a review of bus fares across the County. The call comes following an online petition seeking better fares for East Cork bus passengers, has hit almost 1500 signatures. The matter is to be raised at full Council after a Motion tabled by Fianna Fail Cllr James O’Connor received
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Castlemartyr Health Centre To Close Within Weeks

The East Cork Journal. The East Cork Journal has learned that the HSE are to close the Castlemartyr Health Centre within weeks, and transfer its services to Carrigtwohill. The closure means that low income families in the area, people with a disability, and the elderly, will have to make a 30km round trip to access services. The controversial move comes after weeks of uncertainty following an announcement in August that
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IRONMAN Ireland Cork 2020

Youghal is thrilled to welcome the thousands of athletes and supporters to the 2nd full IRONMAN Ireland event on Sunday June 21st. 2020! ” IRONMAN”, the incredibly prestigious sporting competition, which is held in locations throughout the world,   will once again head to the gem of Ireland’s Ancient East to host the only full distance event in the country on 21 June 2020. IRONMAN Ireland, Cork, will showcase the beauty
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Youghal Celebrates History 2019

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal      Saturday 28th September    Registration at 9 am Youghal Celebrates History 2019 Our intriguing past…forging our future….. Youghal Celebrates History, a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town is celebrating its 17th annual conference. The theme of this years conference is SECRET SOCIETIES AND SOCIETIES WITH SECRETS  This promises to be a very exciting conference …. with
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Fandango Duo

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 21st September at 8pm   Tickets €15/€12 concession We are very excited to welcome back the wonderful Fandango Duo to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  The duo, David Keating and Colin McClean, famed for their sense of fun as well as their super duper musicianship, will bring their energetic and soulful music to the concert platform here to us in Youghal. Whether it