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Vagabones by Raymond Deane

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Thursday 12th September      Tickets: €20/€18 concession An opera by Raymond Deane in association with Crash Ensemble Based on the play “Trespasses” by Emma Donoghue Following the outstanding success of The Return of Ulysses at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018, Opera Collective Ireland presents the World Premiere of Raymond Deane’s Vagabones. Based on Emma Donoghue’s stage adaption of her 1996 radio play Trespasses, the opera with a
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Blind Poets

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 7th September at 8pm      Tickets: €10.00 Cork’s very own Celtic Folk ensemble, Blind Poets, starting their second year together, have just released their EP and are currently finishing their debut album, launch planned for September. Beautiful song-writing, skillful musicianship and five exceptional voices form the Blind Poets.  They are Niamh Murphy (piano and vocals), Karen O’Doherty (violin and vocals), Katie
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Eric Patrick Nolan in Concert

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal       Saturday 24th August       Tickets: €15.00 Eric Patrick Nolan in concert – Listen To The River – Debut Tour & Album Join one of Irelands finest and upcoming artists for an evening of breathtaking vocals and captivating songs. Eric will take you on a musical journey of bewitching Irish favourites and uplifting anthems from his newly released album “Listen to the River”.
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New Walking Route Could Open Up Cork Harbour’s Forgotten Eastern Shore

From The East Cork Journal. The East Cork Coast could soon offer one of the finest and most accessible walking and biking trails in Ireland. A push to improve public access to East Cork’s wealth of scenic coastline has taken a step forward, linking Ballinacurra’s South Quay to Youghal’s Front Strand. Cork County Council Heritage Department are said to be aware of the route which has the potential to open
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Youghal Business Owner under Caution for Supply and Sale of a Cannabis Derivative

From The East Cork Journal. The owner of a Youghal business selling Cannabis derivatives faces the possibility of being arrested when he presents himself to Gardaí this Monday, 19 August. Jim Weathers, who owns Puffnstuff, had his Youghal store raided by officers from the drugs unit in May, and was advised last week there was a Warrant out for his arrest. The East Cork shop, located at 123 North Main
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Brexit and Global Economic Uncertainty Blamed for Reduced Visitor Spend in East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. Brexit uncertainty and economic worries are being blamed for a reduction in tourist spending in the East Cork region. While Ironman captivated the tourist market in Youghal, the local Visitor Centre says tourism revenue appears to be down, and a similar picture is being reported in Midleton. Sandra McLellan, Youghal Tourism, says while the numbers to the Youghal area are substantially up on 2018 figures,
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Solutions are needed to Castlemartyr’s traffic woes

On the main route between Cork and Waterford, Castlemartyr has long seen significant traffic volumes and congestion. Chris Dunne speaks to local representatives and traders about the inpact it has on the area. Despite the upgrading of the pathway through the village of Castlemartyr and the new timing of the traffic lights; long delays still continue on the primary route between Cork and Waterford. “A Castlemartyr relief road to alleviate
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CRY Celebrates 40 Years

Last Saturday was a very special day for us. We celebrated our 40th year of broadcasting at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal. A host of people who have helped us along our journey joined us as we reminisced over the incredible history of the station. Below is a little showreel of the event, with the voice of one of the stations founders as the backdrop - Noel Cronin, who gave
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Call for Changes to Dangerous Killeagh Junction

Fine Gael Cllr Michael Hegarty has led a call by Cork County Council to have Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) improve safety at a dangerous new junction in East Cork. Since the National Roads Authority improved motoring conditions in Killeagh there have been a string of accidents at the dangerous ninety degree bend on the eastern side of the village. On Sunday evening two people were involved in a crash that
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Youghal Pride by the Sea: Proud Day for LGBT+ People, Families and Friends

On Saturday 27th July at Claycastle from 3-6pm, the second Youghal Pride will hit the beach from 3-6pm with a wealth of activities and fun to be had! Supported by Cork Pride, this event celebrates the positive self-identity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender fluid people of this area. It’s an opportunity for family, friends and neighbours to show their support for equality and inclusion, while having fun in the
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Call for Government Action to Halt Cloyne Post Office Closure

The closure of Cloyne Post Office will be a devastating blow to rural life if a new operator is not found, Cork County Councillors have warned. Statutory business was suspended for a time at Monday’s full Sitting of Council to discuss the pending closure of the rural Post Office. Fine Gael Cllr Michael Hegarty, who requested the suspension of Standing Orders, has demanded immediate Government action to prevent the loss
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Castlemartyr relief road badly needed – David Stanton TD

Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has called for the construction of a relief road to alleviate traffic congestion on the N25 in Castlemartyr village. Minister Stanton said: “There is an urgent need to examine the potential bypassing of the village of Castlemartyr by constructing a short relief road. I am informed that an average of 22,000 vehicles pass through
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Six Time All-Ireland Cork Camogie Star Pedals her Way on Youghal Cycle Scene

Six time All-Ireland medallist, Fiona O’Driscoll and her business partner, Deirdre Roberts are pedalling their way onto the Youghal cycle scene by launching a new Bike Rental Store. The pocket rocket, who helped coach the Cork team to win two back to back Camogie wins in the early noughties, is trading her hurley for a saddle in her new adventure, Youghal Bike Hire. The two friends have opened their shop
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Youghal Medieval Festival set for August Bank Holiday Weekend 2019

The 13th annual Youghal Medieval Festival will take place in the Youghal this year on 4thAugust 2019.  The current ‘Festival of the Year’ (Chambers Ireland – Excellence in Local Government Awards) has been given a new place in the calendar year of the August bank holiday weekend in order to facilitate the increasing numbers wishing to attend the event.  The event is organised by Cork County Council’s Youghal Heritage Committee in
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CRY104fm Station Notice

Due to the sad passing of our dear friend Joan Horgan Collins we will begin our 40th Birthday celebrations a little later than advertised on Saturday the 20th of July. In order to attend Joan's Mass we will get underway at 1pm instead of 12pm and we will postpone the airing of our Documentary 'Born in the Upstairs Attic' looking at the pirate days of Community Radio Youghal to a
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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 info@designerminds.ie https://designerminds.ie/contact 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
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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