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Youghal Left Behind in Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040

From The East Cork Journal. Liam Quaide, Green Party local election candidate for East Cork, has called for more ambition in the development of a rail and light rail network in Cork city and county. Plans contained in the Cork Metropolitan Area Draft Transport Strategy 2040 include a 17km light rail network with 25 stops from Ballincollig to Mahon Point costing €1bn. The report also proposes new commuter train stations, including
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Pensioner stages sit-in at Youghal clock tower

From The Irish Examiner. A pensioner who was born in an historic clock-gate tower staged a sit-in protest at the landmark Cork visitor attraction yesterday in a row over the display of a family photograph. John McGrath, 80, from Youghal, said he felt he had no option but to occupy the town’s landmark structure after being refused permission by Cork County Council to display the montage and family crest in
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Ironman Parking and Shuttle Bus Services for Athletes and Visitors

Introduction There will be a shuttle bus service running on Saturday and Sunday at IRONMAN Ireland, Cork 2019. Below you will find a quick description of each service.  Saturday Service Parking: Youghal Rugby Club, Frogmore, Parkmountain, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland Parking Cost: €5 per car. Spaces: There will be 1000 spaces Hours Of Operation: Car Park 8am - 7:30pm, The Shuttle Bus will run from 9am - 7pm. It will depart the rugby club
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Youghal Vintage Club Road Run – Calling All Engines

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Vintage Club will be holding its Annual Road Run on Sunday, 19 May. The Committee is delighted this year to be donating proceeds from the event to the very worthy Youghal Lifeboat. Registration will begin at 10am with a view to revving up for the off at 11am sharp from Farrell’s Summerfield Bar. Registration fee for all participating vehicles in €20 and all registered
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Youghal Library Plans for New Premises

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Library staff are very excited at the prospect of a new premises in the not too distance future. The plans for the new Library are currently on public display for patron and members of the public to peruse. Marian O'Halloran, Youghal Librarian said, “To strengthen our application for funding, it is vital that the public engage with the consultation process by coming in to view the plan proposal
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CORK COUNTY COUNCIL ROADS ACT, 1993 TEMPORARY CLOSING OF PUBLIC ROADS Pursuant to Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993, & Article 12 of the Roads Regulations 1994, notice is hereby given that Cork County Council proposes to temporarily close the following road for the period and reason specified below:-  (A) YOUGHAL TOWN AND ENVIRONS (A1) Roads Subject of Proposed Closure R634-16 (part) Lighthouse Hill, Youghal from Friar Street to
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Ladysbridge Hopes to Revive Cottage Market

From The East Cork Journal. Resident business owners and local produce enthusiasts are hoping to re-start The Cottage Market in Ladysbridge. They plan to take inspiration from other markets and put them to good use for local, homemade, home-grown, handcrafted products in the Ladysbridge area.  The Cottage Market concept promotes local and start-up enterprises and helps a community to recognise the demand and popularity of local produce, be they food
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Ballymacoda 4 Mile Supports Ella Dempsey

From The East Cork Journal. This year’s Ballymacoda 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Friday, 17 May. Those who wish to walk the 4 mile loop will be setting out at 6.30pm, with runners taking their starting positions at 8pm. Entry fees are €10 for runners and €5 walkers. Children are free and each child will get a medal after completing the course. Each walker will also be
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An IRONMAN Run is 42.2K long- a marathon distance for sure but where a marathoner would be starting their day with full energy stores and fresh legs these triathletes have been racing through cold seas and hilly bike routes all day and are probably already battling a niggle or an ache before they get going on their final challenge. Those having a good day will be aiming high and pushing
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Part of €930m Celtic Interconnector may run along former Midleton-Youghal railway

From The Irish Examiner. Some of the cabling for the part of the €930m Celtic Interconnector, from France to Ireland, may run along the former Midleton-Youghal railway. It will ultimately be linked to a 10-acre electrical converter site, which may end up being located at the former Amgen site near Carrigtwohill. These are just a few of the suggestions that Eirgrid engineers are looking at for the project, having narrowed
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Sandra McLellan Takes Up New Appointment

From The East Cork Journal. Sandra McLellan has been appointed to the role of Youghal Chamber of Development and Tourist Office Manager. Speaking with The East Cork Journal, she said, “It is a role I’m very much looking forward to. It’s a real opportunity to help showcase Youghal and its fantastic local and diverse businesses, not to mention its envied natural and historic amenities.” A Youghal girl born and bred,
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Youghal Credit Union Launches Rockin’ Youth Financial Education Initiative

From The East Cork Journal. GR8 SAVERS WEEK RUNS FROM 6th – 12th MAY 2019 Youghal Credit Union is encouraging children in Youghal to get rocking with their savings this May! The credit union launches its ‘GR8 Savers’ financial education initiative this week (May 6th to 12th). The financial awareness week aims to get parents and teachers talking to children about the importance of saving for the future. Experts believe that the age
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Homebirds Music Festival Calling on all Clubs and Societies

From The East Cork Journal. With the approach of the Homebirds Music Festival in Youghal from 17-19 May the Committee, made up of CRY104fm and members of Parents Together in Autism, would like to invite local sports clubs and organisations to be part of a community information afternoon in Barry’s Lane from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. There, clubs and societies are free to set up a stand from which they can
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IRONMAN Traffic Information Bulletin 1

In the week leading up to race-day, there will be NO closures but some temporary STOP-GOs may be in place to facilitate trucks dropping materials and machinery at the key venues to facilitate build-in. Claycastle Car Park and Green Park will be closed to the public during these times as they are effectively building sites, but traffic restrictions for deliveries will be kept to a minimum. It's possible that there
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Ironman Alan ready for Youghal

From EchoLive. Five-time Ironman Alan O’Connor loves a challenge and claiming a sixth Iron distance medal at Youghal in June is the current aim for the 47-year-old this summer. Alan, who works in management, has been a member of the Cork Triathlon Club (CTC) since 2014. When he first joined the club, Alan said he couldn’t even swim 200m, never mind attempt an Ironman. Five years on, in peak physical
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Couple in constant fear since home hit by car

From The Irish Examiner. A couple who were left traumatised when a car hit their home last year say they live in constant fear of speeding traffic on their narrow street. Neighbours echo their fears but pleas for traffic calming measures have been unsuccessful. A car embedded itself in the home of Mary and Jerry Keohane on Youghal’s Ashe Street late at night, last July. The structural damage reportedly caused
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Homebirds Music Festival Concerts and Tickets

Showbands Spectacular Relive those Redbarn dances, with a Showband Spectacular, taking place in the Walter Raleigh Hotel Youghal on Saturday 18th May. Art Supple and his band will be joined by Johnny Carroll – The man with the Golden Trumpet and Crystal Swing, for a night of great music and dancing. Tickets : €20 and available from Crees Card Shop, Youghal, The Walter Raleigh Hotel, Cry104fm Studios, Nagle House, Youghal
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Caitriona Twomey is named Person of the Month for her work with the Cork Penny Dinners

From EchoLive. Head of Penny Dinners Caitriona Twomey has been announced as Cork Person of the Month for April. The award is to mark her outstanding contribution to the charity, which serves up to 2,000 hot meals a week and is one of Ireland’s longest standing charitable organisations. Formally established in 1888, Penny Dinners is committed to providing the hungry of Cork with hot meals seven days a week, all
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Darkness into Light – Glanmire, Cobh, Midleton and Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. It is just over a week until the 11th annual Darkness into Light 5km Walks will be taking place all over Ireland and in 12 international venues across the world. On 11 May at 4.15am in East Cork, Darkness into Light events in aid of Pieta House will take place in Glanmire, Cobh, Midleton and Youghal. Online registrations continue but committees want to stress that
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Parents Together in Autism Bag Pack in Tesco Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Parents Together in Autism will be doing a bag pack in Tesco on Friday 3 and Saturday, 4 May. The voluntary group began as a way of providing parental support to families that got an autism diagnosis for one or more of their children. A committee member said, “It's easy, as a parent of struggling to comprehend what an autism diagnosis means for your child, to get bogged