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Queen of the Sea 2019 Set to be Spectacular!

From The East Cork Journal. The Annual Queen of the Sea Festival takes place in Youghal this weekend, July 12th – 14th. Now in its 10th year, the Family Fun Festival has grown to become one of East Cork’s most loved events. Last year’s Queen of the Sea festivities drew more than five thousand visitors to the sunny South East beach front of Youghal, and this year it looks set
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Youghal’s Courthouse to be Developed into Visitor Attraction

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council say they plan to develop a landmark building in Youghal into a Tourist and Civic Centre. The announcement comes after the Irish Court Service transferred the ownership of Youghal’s vacant Courthouse building to the Local Authority. The County Senior Executive Officer, Sean O’Callaghan said “the intended use is to add to the tourism product in Youghal, while also maintaining it for civic
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MY Greenway could provide Opportunity for Eirgrid Interconnector

From The East Cork Journal. East Cork Municipal District Cllrs say last week’s announcement of funding for the Midleton to Youghal Greenway provides a great opportunity for Eirgrid to transmit electricity between Ireland and France. Known as the Celtic Interconnector, the project is designed to trade electricity between Ireland and France in an effort to access cheaper electricity in mainland Europe. Cllr Michael Hegarty told Monday’s Sitting of the East
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Midleton to Youghal Greenway set to Break Ground this September with €8 Million Funding Approved

From The East Cork Journal. A new public amenity that will boost tourism and enhance quality of life in East Cork is expected to break ground in the coming weeks. Construction of the Midleton to Youghal Greenway is expected to begin this September, following an allocation of €8million to Cork County Council. The major investment will see completion of the outdoor recreation infrastructure by 2021. The route follows a 23km
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Ironman to bring €8 million to the Cork economy as 2,600 athletes arrive in Youghal

From EchoLive. Sunday’s Ironman triathlon in Youghal will be worth €8m to the local economy, Cork County council has said. Youghal and East Cork are getting ready to welcome more than 2,600 athletes, along with their families, friends, supporters and spectators, for one of the world’s most prestigious sporting competitions. Setting up for this werkend’s. Ironman in the East Cork town of Youghal. Video by Dan Linehan Cork County Council
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22 Year Wait for the Dúis McCarthy Cup to Come Home to Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Pipe Band has returned victorious from the South of Ireland Pipe Band Championship, held in Mallow Castle last weekend. On Saturday, 1 June the 26 member group won first place in the Open contest and third in the grade 4B. The victory was extra special for the Band who won the Danny Dúis McCarthy Memorial Cup for the first time in twenty two years.
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Cork East Live Register figures continue to decline – Minister Stanton

From The East Cork Journal. Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed the 18.8% annual decrease in the latest Live Register figures for Cork East constituency. Speaking after publication of the May figures by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Minister Stanton said: “It is very encouraging to see the continued decrease in the number of people on the Live
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Youghal Mother’s Joy as HSE Sanction Lifesaving Drug

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork mother says she’s “lost for words” as her son was approved by the HSE to receive a new wonder drug. Rebecca Bulman recently campaigned for the use of Spinraza for her son, who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Mrs Bulman was among the parents of 25 other children with the rare muscle-wasting condition, who campaigned outside the Dáil in March
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Annual Sculpture Exhibition curated by Richard Scott kicks off at Ballymaloe House

From The East Cork Journal. Cementing their long-standing reputation for supporting the arts, Ballymaloe House and the Allen family are once again gearing up to welcome the annual Sculpture Exhibition to the grounds of Ballymaloe Farm, based in Shanagarry in beautiful East Cork. Curated by Richard Scott, the exhibition will officially open on Thursday 20th June at 6pm and is available for viewing from 9am to 9pm daily until the
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Council Extends Olive Branch in Clockgate Dispute

From The East Cork Journal. Cork County Council has said it is still open to working with Youghal pensioner, John McGrath, following an ongoing dispute.       The 80 year old staged a sit-in protest inside Youghal’s Clock Gate Tower last month, when the Local Authority refused to give him permission to erect a photographic display and the McGrath Family Crest. The exhibit measures 21” X 21” depicting three generations of the
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New Mayor Elected to Cork County Council

From The East Cork Journal. The County’s first ‘twitcher’ has been elected Mayor of Cork County. West Cork Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan, an avid bird watcher, was voted in after his Fianna Fáil Party struck a deal with Labour and a number of Independents. It is expected that Youghal based Cllr Mary Linehan Foley will take the Chain of Office next, as part of the Independent pact. The agreement will see
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Ireland South Final Result

The mammoth count in the Ireland South Constituency for the European Parliament Election has finally been completed and the results are as follows: SEÁN KELLY (FG) Count 9 119,885 BILLY KELLEHER (FF) Count 17 131,665 MICK WALLACE (I4C) Count 19 139,529 GRACE O'SULLIVAN (GP) Count 20 119,701 DEIRDRE CLUNE (FG) Count 20 112,162 Outgoing MEP Deirdre Clune cannot take her seat until the UK has left the EU.
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Liadh Ní Riada concedes defeat in Ireland South elections

From The Irish Examiner. Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada has conceded defeat in the Ireland South elections after a marathon count and partial recount. However, Green Party senator Grace O'Sullivan and out-going MEP Deirdre Clune will now have to fight it out for the fourth seat and the final 'Brexit seat' which cannot be taken up until Britain leaves the EU. After four days of counting Ms Ní Riada called
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Cliff Winser, Youghal Town Crier– O’yay!

From The East Cork Journal. Clifford Winser was born in Carlisle, Cumberland in 1944. He visited Youghal many times on childhood holidays with his father. In 1969, as a 29 year old young man, he decided to come back for a month. He never left. “I love the history of the place, it's so rich, vivid and exciting. The easy tranquillity of Youghal is also one of favourite things about
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Youghal RNLI honours six long serving volunteers for helping to save lives at sea

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal RNLI recently said a big thank you and goodbye to six long serving volunteers who have worked tirelessly over the years to help the charity save lives at sea. Anne Muckley spent 37 years as part of the fundraising team holding many different roles, including treasurer and secretary. Over the years she has made many friends and enjoyed the comardary. During that time she
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Four East Cork Beaches receive Bathing Awards of Excellence

From The east Cork Journal. Inch Strand Aghada, Ring Beach Ballymacoda and Ardnahinch Shanagarry in East Cork have met stringent criteria to qualify for a Green Coast Beach Award this year and Redbarn in Youghal was among just 7 beaches in the County to be given the Blue Flag of Excellence. Garretstown, Garrylucas, Barleycove, Inchydoney, Ownahincha and Tragumna, all in the West of the County, made it to the Blue
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Cork County Council Keeps Quiet on Killeagh Village Enhancement Overrun Settlement

From The East Cork Journal. Poor planning and failure to apply adequate due diligence has resulted in the public coughing up hundreds of thousands of Euro for the Killeagh Village Enhancement Scheme, it has been claimed. The original contract for the project was €3.4million, but Cllr Michael Hegarty believes that cost has risen by €500,000 following arbitration talks with MEIC Ltd, the Company awarded the initial contract. The Fine Gael
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Claycastle and Front Strand Youghal may soon be Accessible for all Wheelchair Users

From The East Cork Journal. Specialised beach wheelchairs which would help people with a disability have access to the beach, could be brought to East Cork. Cork County Council, following a successful pilot scheme, want to make the County’s beaches more accessible to people in wheelchairs. They say both Claycastle and the Front Strand Youghal could work as a suitable location for the Hippo Campe beach wheelchair. On Monday the
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Ironman Traffic and Parking Information

As closures come into play, the best way on and off the N25 from town is via Clashadunna. (Top of bypass). Mon to Friday before IRONMAN  There will be NO traffic restrictions planned. Green Park and Claycastle Car Park will be building sites so these will be closed to the public.  Beaches are open and unaffected - in fact there will be additional lifeguard cover provided for this period, starting