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Youghal RNLI to hold open day for new volunteers

Youghal RNLI is looking for new volunteer crew members to join its search and rescue service. The station currently has approximately 20 volunteers but is now calling on new volunteers to come forward and find out how they can get involved. The station will be hosting an open day at the lifeboat station in Youghal on Sunday 27 January between 2pm and 5pm where interested candidates can visit to find
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Young scientists named Cork Persons of the Year

From The Evening Echo. Science students Eilíse Ireland and Simon Meehan have been crowned Cork Persons of the Year for 2018. Eilíse Ireland, a Regina Mundi School student, Douglas and Simon Meehan from Ballinora and a Colaiste Choilm student in Ballincollig, received a standing ovation from the 300 guests at theCork Person of the Year annual Gala Awards Lunch at Rochestown Park Hotel. Simon is the BT Young Scientist of
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Not knowing where you belong not a nice feeling

From The Evening Echo. THE Deputy County Mayor Mary Linehan Foley has spoken of the difficulties of not knowing where she was from and urged the Government to acknowledge adoptee identity rights. Ms Linehan Foley, who is adopted, said: “Not knowing where you belong is not a nice feeling and it is a human right to know exactly where you came from. “I think nowadays when you have children and
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Youghal shapes up for ironman event

From The Evening Echo. THE countdown is on to this summer’s ironman event in Youghal and the east Cork town is already seeing a lift in visitor numbers. The chairperson of the Youghal Business Alliance, Ger Flanagan, said east Cork is turning into a fitness destination, with people from all over the world coming to train for the long-distance triathlon event in June. Ironman Youghal, which consists of a 3.8km
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Brian Crowley to hold a press conference on his political future

From The Evening Echo. #MEP Brian Crowley will address his political future at a press conference this Friday. The poll-topping Ireland South MEP, 54, has not attended the European Parliament since the last election due to poor health. At that election, he ran as a Fianna Fáil candidate, topping the poll for the fifth time in a row. However, he lost the party whip almost immediately when he registered with
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Cork’s ‘shocking waiting times’ for eye appointments

From The Evening Echo. CORK people are enduring “shocking waiting times” for ophthalmology appointments, with more than 2,000 waiting for 18 months or longer. Figures from the HSE reveal 7,126 people awaiting outpatient ophthalmology appointments at Cork University Hospital. Some 2,033 of that number have been waiting 18 months or longer for appointments. The figures were revealed following a parliamentary question posed by Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath. Cork-based GP
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Thousands stride out for Operation Transformation walks

From The Evening Echo. THOUSANDS of people were out pounding the pavements in Cork at the weekend for Operation Transformation (OT) walks in Youghal, Doneraile and Knocknaheeny. The RTE show Operation Transformation in conjunction with Sport Ireland and the Local Sports Partnerships walk lead by Pamela Swayne, one of the OT leaders, at Youghal, Co. Cork. Video Denis Minihane With prams and pooches, people turned out in their droves to
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Midleton to Youghal greenway gets go-ahead

From The Evening Echo. COUNTY Councillors have unanimously rubberstamped planning permission for a Midleton to Youghal walking and cycling greenway that has been hailed as a game-changer for east Cork tourism. The part 8 planning permission is for a 23km east Cork route along the former railway line between the two Cork towns. Deputy Mayor Mary Linehan Foley said it was the start of something so positive on a derelict
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70 East Cork Estates Could Benefit From A Radical Speed Limit Reduction

From The East Cork Journal. A senior Cork County Council official has called for a radical change in how speed limits operate at almost 70 East Cork estate roads. The Authority’s Senior Engineer Dave Clark based in the Midleton district office made his comments as he released details of housing developments in the region to benefit from a new 30kph speed limit. A total of 17 locations that include residential
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Eyes of the Nation on Youghal as Pamela Starts Operation Transformation Journey

From The East Cork Journal. Operation Transformation Fever has kicked off in Youghal as Pamela Swayne officially begins her journey to a new healthier lifestyle. On her 37thbirthday this past week, she had to do her first weigh in at RTE. That is the stuff of nightmares for most of us at any time of year, let alone after the excesses of Christmas. Pamela has stepped up to the scales
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Youghal RNLI working together with Youghal GAA to promote water safety

From The East Cork Journal. In 2017, the RNLI and the GAA announced a major partnership aimed at reducing the number of people who lose their lives through drowning in Ireland.  Each year, an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast. Many GAA clubs are based in coastal communities with 333 of them within a 10 km radius of the 46 RNLI stations in Ireland. The two
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Cork County Council to vote on plans for greenway route

From RTE News. Cork County Council is to vote next week on plans for a greenway route in the county. The local authority is seeking PART 8 planning permission from councillors for the development of a 23km east Cork route along the former railway line between Midleton and Youghal. However, the Green Party says it would prefer to see the rail service reinstituted and a separate Greenway built. But Cork
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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Grant Aid Available To Community Groups

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council is preparing to allocate hundreds of thousands of Euro in grant aid to community and sports organisations across the county. In partnership with the county’s eight municipalities the local Authority are looking to invest in the community. Applications are open until 4:00pm on Friday 15 February. The public can make their submission through the Yourcouncil.ie web page under the follow headings: Capital
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Cork paying a high price for extreme weather events, says Green Party

From The East Cork Journal. An analysis of Cork local authority spending has revealed that extreme weather events are taking a significant toll on the local economy. According to figures from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community, and Local Government, it cost Cork County Council just over €3.3 million and Cork City Council just under €2.3 million to recover from the floods in 2016 and Storm Ophelia in 2017. For
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Christmas Arrived Early for Youghal Cancer Support Centre as Anonymous Donation of €5,000 makes House Debt Free

From The East Cork Journal. Christmas arrived early for the volunteers and trustees at Youghal Cancer Support House, 29 Friar Street, when on Thursday afternoon last when we received an anonymous donation of €5,000. The donation was dropped through the letterbox with no details from the very generous person or person’s who gave so kindly to the charity. When we found the cheque in the letterbox, we were just blown away
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Snake found on beach by Irish Coast Guard in Youghal

From The Irish Mirror. A snake was discovered on an Irish beach today by the Irish Coast Guard. The 1.5m-long reptile was spotted near the boardwalk in Youghal, Co Cork. Authorities were contacted and the animal, thought to be a turtle-headed sea snake, was removed by county council staff. The Irish Coast Guard has urged members of the public to contact them if they see anyone, human or reptile, in
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Youghal Ironman event is a sell-out with 2,650 athletes from around the world set to take part

From The Evening Echo. THE Ironman event in Youghal next summer has sold out.  The event on June 23 will see 2,650 athletes take to the start line, making it the largest ever field for any triathlon in Ireland. Athletes from 62 different countries will compete in Ireland’s first ever Ironman race, with 55% of all participants descending on the Emerald Isle from overseas. What’s more, the field will feature
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Calling time on an 80-year jewellery business

THE other day. a young mum walked into Muckley Jewellers in Youghal with her three-year-old son. She wanted to buy him a watch for his Holy Communion, even though it is five years away. “All her family got their keep-sakes here and she wanted to carry on the same tradition,” explains Anne Muckley. The reason the woman was so early, is that the popular shop is closing on Christmas Eve,
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Church panels to recall war dead

From The Irish Examiner Eight wooden panels, bearing the names of a town’s war dead, will be blessed in a historic church next weekend. A roll call of the 200 soldiers from the Youghal area who died in the First World War and Second World War is part of an ecumenical memorial service on Sunday in the town’s magnificent 13th-century St Mary’s Collegiate Church. For heritage reasons, the identifies of
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Killeagh Point to Point

The Killeagh Point to Point Committee wish to inform all stakeholders that for the 2019 Point to Point meeting, there will be a change of venue for its date on January 20th. Regretfully, the lands at Knockane have become unavailable, but the Killeagh Point to Point Committee wish to thank the Hennessy Family for racing on their lands for 35 years. It was always known as a great viewing track
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Youghal Cancer Support House to Open it’s Doors in December

From The East Cork Journal. The trustees of Cuan House, 29 Friar Street, Youghal, Co. Cork would like to acknowledge that as and from the 1st December 2018 the charity ‘Youghal Cancer Support’ will be operating from the above address. Currently Cork ARC are running services at the house and sadly in recent week’s despite numerous emails and meetings which were held by both parties, the CEO of Cork ARC emailed
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€500,000 for Youghal Eco-Boardwalk Extension

The allocation of €500,000 for the extension of Youghal Eco-Boardwalk has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. Funding is being made available to Cork County Council under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2018 operated by the Department of Rural, Community and Gaeltacht. “Today’s funding announcement of €500,000 for the Eco-Boardwalk project is great news for Youghal. This will