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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
Arts & Entertainment

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
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County Council Warms Up to Camper Van Site in Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council say they remain open to the future development of a Campervan Park in Youghal. Council Senior Executive Officer, Sean O’Callaghan, told the September Sitting of the East Cork Municipality that he was eager to identify sites in Youghal that could open the door to motorhomes, but the time is not yet right. The Senior Official was responding to a Motion tabled by
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Councillor Blames TD’s For Erosion of Funding

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Cllr has accused the TD’s of the area of “sitting on their laurels” when it comes to securing adequate funding for road safety and traffic control measures. Independent Cllr Mary Linehan Foley has claimed that the Dáil Deputies remained silent when it came to funding for road safety improvements for the health and safety of their constituents. The East Cork Municipality Chairwoman
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Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, Evening Recital

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 20th September at 7.30      Admission is free! Culture Night is an annual public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.   On Culture Night, venues all around the island of Ireland open their doors for special and unique events and workshops, all FREE of charge. In conjunction with National Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, once again, will captivate and
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Safety on Killeagh Road, Mogeely Needs Highlighting

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork Municipality Cllrs have backed a call on Cork County Council for additional road safety measures to tackle speed on a busy road near Mogeely. The route, which runs from Killeagh through Mogeely and onto the Two Mile Inn near Midleton, is plagued with speeding motorists avoiding long queues during the morning and evening rush hour along the N25 at Castlemartyr. Last September the
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Fine Gael Think Tank To Put Focus On East Cork

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork will be the subject of national attention next week, when Fine Gael representatives from across the country will attend the parliamentary party think-in, in Garryvoe. The two day event is scheduled to get underway at 12:00 noon at the four star Garryvoe Hotel on Thursday 12 September. Many attending the conference will stay on site with other government officials residing at the hotel’s
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Hundreds Sign Ashe Street Safety Petition

From The East Cork Journal. Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for urgent improvements to be made to cut speeding in Youghal’s busy Ashe Street. The residents fear someone will be “seriously injured or worse”, unless immediate action is taken to address “serious traffic problems” along the suburban street. Just 100 meters in length, Ashe Street at its narrowest point, is just 10 feet wide, meaning cars coming
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Ironman registration opens for Youghal 2020

From EchoLive. Registration is now open for next year’s Ironman Ireland which will take place in Youghal on June 21, 2020. This year’s inaugural event saw thousands of athletes and fans flock to the Cork town to witness or take part in Ireland’s first Ironman, the ultimate test of endurance which features a swim, run and cycle. Challenging weather conditions saw the swim cancelled as double Olympic champion, Alistair Brownlee
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East Cork paying ‘extortionate’ bus fares, says local Councillor

From EchoLive. A County Councillor based in East Cork has slammed the "extortionate" bus rates that East Cork people are having to pay. Cllr James O’Connor from Knockmonlea is calling on the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Bus Éireann to reduce their bus fares for East Cork. Currently, it is cheaper for people to get from Cork city to Waterford than it is to get from Cork city to East
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East Cork Encouraged to Light Up Purple for Baby Loss Awareness Week

From The East Cork Journal. An Irish charity is urging businesses and public buildings to Light Up Purple to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. Running from October 9 – 15 Baby Loss Awareness week is an international event which seeks to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced a loss of a pregnancy or baby. To mark the close of the week on 15 October, buildings across