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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
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Aldi Opens New Youghal ‘Project Fresh’ Store

Aldi has today opened a new 'Project Fresh' store, in Youghal, Co.Cork. The new store will bring a total of 20 new jobs to East Cork. Featuring Aldi’s Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning 1,140m², 73 free car parking spaces, wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. Speaking at the store opening, Michael Walsh, Store Manager of Aldi’s new Youghal store said,
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Youghal man Quill part of the ‘Irish mafia’ helping US rugby to new heights

From the42.ie USA FLANKER JOHN Quill already has life after rugby figured out. The Cork man, who has earned 27 caps for the US and starts today’s clash with the Māori All Blacks at Soldier Field after Ireland play Italy, plans to move into the family bakery business. Quill’s father, Fergus, runs Collins Bakery back home in Youghal and is the fourth generation of the family in charge of the business.
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Cancer support group ends service just months after opening

From The Irish Examiner. A cancer support organisation is withdrawing from an east Cork town just months after its centre was officially opened by cancer survivor Majella O’Donnell. Cork Arc cancer support house in Youghal had been providing treatments and supports to upwards of 90 patients from east Cork and West Waterford. Although officially opened last August, it had been providing a once-weekly service since May 2017. The facility’s team
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Community Radio Youghal contracted for a further 10 years

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (Friday, 19th October) announced the signing of a community sound broadcasting contract with Community Radio Youghal, serving Youghal Town and environs. Speaking at the contract signing, Professor Pauric Travers, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “We are very pleased to sign today’s contract with Community Radio Youghal which will extend the provision of a radio service for the community of Youghal Town and environs for a further
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Restoration Works Continue at Youghal Town Walls

From youghal.ie We are thrilled to see preservation and restoration works continue at Youghal’s 13th century Town Walls. Works are undertaken with the support The Irish Town Walls Network, under the auspices of The Heritage Council, ensuring the structure and integrity of this magnificent structure and heritage site. Dating back to at least 1250 and built to preserve and protect our Town, Youghal Town Walls, are the most intact and
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Youghal Secures €95,000 Towards ‘Moby Dick’ Maritime Sculpture and Public Realm Works

From youghal.ie. Youghal, Co. Cork was among one of the major recipients of funding from the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme, with €95,000 allocated towards public realm works on the quayside including a ‘Moby Dick’ themed statue. Cork County Council partnered with local voluntary group, Youghal4All, in delivering the project funding. The funding will specifically go towards the replacement of old stone footpaths along the quayside with Carlow blue
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Irish Rail rules out reopening Youghal to Midleton line, backs greenway development

From The Evening Echo. IRISH Rail has said reopening the Youghal to Midleton railway is “not realistic” and is supportive of establishing a greenway along the route. The rail provider's stance has effectively put an end to any hope of the line being established in the near future. Local debate on the development of a greenway on the line has centred around the viability of the railway with the Green
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East Cork Streets Paved with Gold

From The East Cork Journal. It was another golden moment for East Cork at Dublin’s Helix Theatre when both Cobh and Youghal made a clean sweep at this year’s Tidy Towns competition on Monday 24 September. Cobh received a Gold medal for the fourth year in a row with Youghal receiving their second. Cobh, who were also highly commended in the South Cork area, increased last year’s score of 323
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New Youghal Wastewater Treatment Plant will protect the environment and support local development

From The East Cork Journal. The newly opened Youghal Wastewater Treatment plant will protect the local environment and provide a platform for ongoing social, economic and tourism development in the East Cork town. Irish Water and Cork County Council marked the official opening of the new treatment plant with a ceremony attended by Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, Deputy David Stanton. The completion of these works brings
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New Lease of Life for Youghal’s Historic Courthouse

  From The East Cork Journal. A landmark building in Youghal which has suffered years of neglect could be on course for a bright and healthy future, as Cork County Council carry out a Building Survey. Located on Market Square, the former District Courtroom has been derelict for a number years following the move by Judicial Services to the Mall Arts Centre. Last year the Court Services said they were
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Cry104fm Spinathon

Spin to Win €500 for your Club, Association or Charity, this August 17thand 18th with Cry104fm's Spinathon. A team of 4 can compete in a challenge to cover the most distance on a spin bike over the course of an hour.  If your team wins we will donate €500 to a club, association or charity of your choice. So are you up for the challenge?  Entry fee is €40 for
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Youghal Cllr Accused of being Anti-Rural over Local Property Tax

From The East Cork Journal The Deputy Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, has been accused of being “anti-rural” and “populist” with a Motion seeking that Local Property Taxes collected in Cork should be kept in their own particular area. The tax was established to fund services such as maintaining public lighting, roads and paths, grounds keeping and managing public parking. However, 40% of the Authority overall allocation
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Youghal4All to Host Barbecue on the Mall in Bid to Raise Funds for the Moby Dick Sculpture

From The East Cork Journal Youghal4All's fundraising efforts for the commission of a sculpture commemorating the filming of Moby Dick in Youghal in 1954, continues in earnest. On Sunday, 29 July from 3pm 'til 5pm, the committee have organised a family friendly afternoon and barbecue on the Mall beach, complete with games and packed with fun4all!! Music will be supplied by D.J. Ger. The cost is €3 a plate and
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Councillors Put The Wheels In Motion for East Cork’s First Skate Parks

From The East Cork Journal The East Cork Municipality has agreed to support a bid for the district's first Skateboard Parks. The move comes after Cllrs Susan McCarthy and Mary Linehan Foley sought to kick start plans for a Skate Park in Midleton and Youghal. Both Cllrs told the July Sitting of the East Cork Municipal District that there is strong community support for a state of the art Skate
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IRONMAN Ireland, Cork – Local Information

IRONMAN Ireland, Cork will be here for the next 3 years and will bring 2500 athletes, along with their families, spectators and friends, to East Cork on the week of 23rd June next year and the same week in subsequent years, with up to 3000 athletes possible at later dates. If successful IRONMAN will seek to extend their contract with Cork County Council for a further 5 years which means
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Youghal’s Coastal Footpath on Course for Official Recognition

From The East Cork Journal Plans are afoot to have an East Cork pathway officially recognised as a tourist walking trail. With scenic views of the Blackwater Estuary and just a strip of land between you and the Atlantic, the Slob Bank, Youghal, is considered one of the most beautiful walks in the area. The purpose of the project is to further the opportunities for the public to enjoy the
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A Red Day in Youghal for Cervical Check Scandal

From The East Cork Journal On Saturday 4 July, the people of Youghal dressed in Red and came out in their numbers in support of, and to participate in, the Nationwide protest against the Cervical Check Scandal. People of all ages and genders gathered outside The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, in solidarity for those who are affected. The protesters are looking for mandatory open disclosure to be commenced immediately, and