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Queen Of The Sea Festival

Youghal's Queen of The Sea Festival is back and this year it’s bigger and better than ever . There’s Free Family Fun with the Mardi Gras Parade, The Queen of the sea contest and the spectacular Youghal food festival And this year don’t miss the amazing Garth Brooks Tribute show ,Katy Perry goes Gaga, Love Bugs and Synergy. Fun for All with the sandcastle competition, crab catching , fun dog
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New Podcast – This Island Nation – July 2014

The loneliest child in the world on the Blasket Islands; why are there so many blue sharks around Ireland this year, the rescue of Mickey Mouse off Dun Laoghaire, Loop Head Lighthouse, piracy in Kinsale and safety on the beaches. All in the July edition of This Island Nation. Now available to download.   [wpdm_file id=96 title="true" desc="true"]   Previous editions of This Island Nation are available on our download
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Killeagh GAA Newsletter

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 30th 2014. Club Lotto Heading for €10,000 There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €9800. Our next Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse on Tuesday night, July 1st and, you never know, It could be you.Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.​ Club Shop; The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from
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Weekly Maritime News Roundup

THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 30, 2014. GOVERNMENT PLANNING A NEW MARITIME SAFETY STRATEGY The Irish Maritime Administration, which is effectively the Coast Guard and other sections of maritime transport within the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, has decided that Ireland needs a new maritime safety culture. What effects will this have? To read this story, please go
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This Island Nation July Edition

The July edition of THIS ISLAND NATION monthly hour-long radio programme will hear from the last man alive of the islanders who were evacuated from the Blaskets. As a youngster he was described as “the loneliest boy in the world, whose only playmates are seagulls.”  Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin has a fascinating and evocative story to tell. The programme will also hear about the piratical history of Kinsale and its
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St. Mary’s Collegiate Church To Host Guided Tours

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, set in the historic ‘Raleigh Quarter’ of Youghal, Co. Cork will launch guided tours to both the general public and groups every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 27th June 2014 for the Summer months.  Demand for the provision of formal tours has increased significantly over recent years as more and more international ‘culturally curious’ visitors seek out the National Monument.   Recent radio-carbon dating on wood
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€60,000 Announced for Urgent Conservations Works to St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has announced the allocation of €60,000 to St. Mary’s Collegiate Church for the urgent conservation and preservation of a heritage structure of national significance.  The award was one of five made to local authorities around the country and will specifically go towards crucial restoration works to the floor of the medieval Church. In making the announcement, Minister Deenihan said: “I
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Minister Opens Tropical House at Fota Wildlife Park

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkarofficially opened the new Tropical House at Fota Wildlife Park on Friday June 20th, the start of an exciting new era at the Cork attraction. The Tropical House is a €700,000 development which was part funded by SECAD (South & East Cork Area Development) and has been open to the public since the middle of February. The development is home to endangered reptiles,
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Weekly Maritime News Roundup

THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 23, 2014. WOW – THAT CAUSED SOME RESPONSE ! There was a huge response to my story about the Killarney shad last week. Several readers described the supplied photograph as a different fish, but the shad remains a fish worthy of protection. Interestingly Inland Fisheries Ireland has urged the public to be more conscious
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Public Notice – Water Disruption Notice

Cork County Council plans to carry out essential works on a watermain at Youghal on Monday, June 23rd.  To facilitate these works the water supply to the following areas will be disrupted from 11:00 – 06:00 hrs: South Main St Water Lane The Mall Friar St. Strand St. Lower Windmill Hill To minimise disruption the proposed works are being carried out at night. Cork County Council apologises for any inconvenience
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Killeagh GAA Newsletter

NEWSLETTER FOR W/C June 23rd 2014. Club Lotto Results; Details for our latest Lotto draw are as follows: Numbers drawn on Tuesday 17th were 3, 12, 18 and 22. There was no winner of this week's jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €9600. Lucky dip winners were Sheila Spillane, Jennifer O’Keeffe, Barry Fitzgerald and Jason Coleman. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.​ Lotto
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Weekly Maritime News Roundup

THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 16, 2014. THIS WEEK -The only fish of its kind in the world is not protected in  THIS ISLAND NATION Weekly Maritime News and Comment. By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent Dateline – June 16, 2014. THIS WEEK -The only fish of its kind in the world is not protected in Ireland; delaying seafarers’ rights;
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Go The Extra Mile For ISPCC Childline Cork

The ISPCC Cork is calling on men and women across Ireland to run the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 and raise vitally needed funds to keep Childline open 24/7. Last year, volunteers in Childine Cork listened to 50,214 children.Childline is 25 years old and for the last 15 years this service has been there for Ireland’s children every minute of every day. Volunteers answer calls and messages from