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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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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
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“BAGATELLE” to headline the Youghal “QUEEN OF THE SEA” Festival

With the fine weather due to continue “BAGETELLE” are all set to entertain you in the seaside town of Youghal at the Free open-air concert on the GIG RIG for the annual Queen of the Sea festival.  The festival weekend, which takes place in the Town Centre from the 13th -15h  July 2018,  is set to be packed full of so much fun, entertainment and activities for all the family that
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IRONMAN Ireland, Cork

Calling all businesses in East Cork! We promised you the IRONMAN Ireland Business Proud Supporter packs and they're ready to roll! Click below to submit your business. Entry is FREE but in return we would like you to provide a discount, offer or voucher of some sort to our athletes wo are already busy on a daily basis testing out the routes for the event. Ideas and suggestions when you
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Youghal Cinema Ready to Raise the Curtain

From The East Cork Journal A perfectly considered blend of old and new with a reverend nod to the art deco design of the 40's and the golden age of cinema has restored, not only the town's beloved old Picture House, but the nostalgia and glamour of a night at the movies. As opening night approaches in the next week or so, locals and visitors in Youghal and East Cork
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Moby Dick Festival Huge Success

The 2018 Moby Dick Festival held in Youghal over the June Bank Holiday weekend was a great success. Thousands of people of all ages converged on Nealon’s Quay amid glorious sunshine to enjoy a family fun packed programme of events. There really was something for everyone. Many months of planning and preparation went into organising the Festival and Youghal4All would like to thank the Moby Dick sub-committee for their hard
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CRY’s Homebirds Music Festival Raises €3790

CRY's Homebirds Music Festival, a joint collaboration between Cork ARC Cancer Support House and CRY Youghal, was an inaugural fundraising event that took place from one end of town to the other over a period of 3 days back in May. The event was a huge success and saw people from all over the surrounding areas come to Youghal to enjoy over 40 Musical Acts across 18 venues, filling the
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New Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Cork County Elected

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley has made political history by becoming the first Deputy Mayoress of Cork County. The Youghal based Cllr was elected unopposed, along with Fianna Fail Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, at the Annual General Meeting of the Authority held on Friday last, 22 June. Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and the Independent grouping in Cork County backed the Councillors for the executive roles. However, Sinn Fein would not back
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First Full Distance Event Comes to Ireland

We are excited to announce the addition of our first full distance event in Ireland, IRONMAN Ireland, Cork. The inaugural race will take place on June 23, 2019. The race will be held in Youghal, Co. Cork which is located approximately 45 minutes west of Cork city and Cork International Airport. Youghal is a coastal fishing town on the southern coast of Ireland and a fortified seaport since the fifth century.
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Youghal RNLI couple to be honoured at Buckingham Palace

From The Irish Times. A volunteer husband and wife team who have helped with the running of an RNLI service in Youghal for almost half a century between them are to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace next week. Former RNLI Youghal station mechanic, Seamus Mason and his wife Susan, who is secretary of the Youghal RNLI fundraising branch, have been invited to attend the queen’s Garden Party in Buckingham Palace next Tuesday. Mr Mason, who
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Blue Flag Status returns to Redbarn Beach

Redbarn Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag again this year, this is a fantastic start to the 2018 tourism season. Redbarn Beach is unique in East Cork as the only beach with this accolade. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most familiar eco-labels. At beaches, the bathing water must comply with the excellent standard in accordance with the 2006 EU Bathing Water Directive. GM of the Quality
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Public Debate in Youghal Supports Greenway and Railway for the East Cork Town

From The East Cork Journal At a Public Debate held on Monday, 14 May in the Walter Raleigh Hotel, discussions were opened on the proposal for a Greenway or Railway for Youghal. The meeting though well attended, lacked local representatives and business people from the town and surrounding areas. Speakers included Liam Quaid (Green Party), Dan Boyle (Green Party) Pat Buckley TD (Sinn Féin), Kevin O’Keeffe TD (Fianna Fáil) and