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Holly-Rose Twomey from Youghal Winner of the 2019 Student Designer of the Year

From The East Cork Journal. Holly-Rose Twomey of Youghal is the 2019 Student Designer of the Year. Holly-Rose picked up her award at the prestigious Irish Fashion Innovation Awards (IFIA). The awards are held annually at the Galmont Hotel and Spa, Galway.  Every year the fashion industry awards designers for outstanding work and also looks to future designers with categories such as ‘ones to watch’. The IFIAs attract all the
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Youghal Credit Union Sponsorship making all the Difference

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal Credit Union has been offering their usual, invaluable support to local charities, events and sports clubs in the area. Their continuing aid has made all the difference to groups over the years, allowing them to concentrate on the services and facilities which they provide. Sincere gratitude to Youghal Credit Union, a stalwart of the local community, from all the donation recipients. Youghal Credit Union
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Youghal in mourning after woman dies in fire

From EchoLive. The town of Youghal is in shock this evening following the death of an elderly woman in a house fire.  The woman was in her 80s and was living in an apartment above a retail premises on North Main Street in the town.  The alarm was raised at approximately 4.30pm, just a few hours after the town's annual St Patrick's Day took place.  Four units of the County
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Live Register figures continue to fall as Future Jobs Ireland is launched – 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 22.2% annual decrease in the Live Register figures for Cork East constituency. Speaking upon publication of the latest figures by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Minister Stanton said “The figures released for February show the number of those on the Live Register has fallen by almost
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Youghal’s Ironman Barry Darcy Leads St Patrick’s Day Parade

From The East Cork Journal. A face familiar to many, East Cork Rocker Barry Darcy, has been announced as Grand Marshal for this weekend’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Youghal. Earlier this month the father of two received the Ireland’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer from pop impresario Louis Walsh, in a tear jerking audition which sent him straight into the semi-final. The real life Iron Man won over Louis with
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Return of Youghal Sports Star Awards

From The East Cork Journal. Hennessy’s Bar will be the venue for the return of the Youghal and surrounding areas Sports Star Awards, and the event will be launched on Thursday, 15 March at 8pm to which all are welcome to attend. The newly formed committee of Seán O’Neill, Vincent Murray, Anthony Horgan, Derek Kiely and Brian Wade will debate and choose a worthy recipient each month from members of a wide range of Sports Clubs
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How Much is my Son’s Life Worth?

From The East Cork Journal. “Look into my son’s eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving” was the heart-breaking message to Health Minister, Simon Harris, by a Youghal mother.  Rebecca Bulman was among the parents of 25 other children with a rare muscle-wasting condition, who are campaigning for access to the drug Spiranza. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic fatal disease in infants where one of
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Youghal’s Pamela Sprints across Operation Transformation Finish Line

From The East Cork Journal. What a few months Pamela Swayne has had – and along with her, the town of Youghal!  She was the perfect (Slimline) tonic to a long January and February. Watching her progress every Wednesday evening on Operation Transformation was a bright spot to look forward to in the middle of a dark winter week. Now on the other side of her every move being recorded
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Thunderchild II has a successful test in Cork Harbour

From EchoLive. Safehaven Marine was delighted with the result after a first successful test of its new Thunderchild II model this week. The Thunderchild II was built by the Cobh/Youghal-based company for the express purpose of breaking a world record in a round trip from Ireland to Nova Scotia, in Canada, through a treacherous corridor named ‘hurricane alley’ in a 4,500km journey. In a video released on social media, the
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Vanguard of Sailor Land on East Cork Beaches

From The East Cork Journal. Hundreds of sailors have invaded East Cork beaches - but not the sea faring variety. Countless numbers of Jellyfish-like creatures, known as by the wind sailors, or Velalla Velalla, were spotted on stretches of Ballycotton Bay, Ballycroneen and Ballybrannigan Strand last weekend. Often mistaken as deadly Portuguese Man O War Jellyfish, the creatures had sparked fear that an armada of the venomous Jellyfish was attacking
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Work Begins on Youghal Moby Dick Sculpture

From The East Cork Journal. On Thursday, 21 February, Youghal4All committee members and Helen Mulcahy from the Town Hall, met with Matthew Thompson, the Cloyne based Sculptor charged with creating the commissioned Moby Dick sculpture for Youghal’s Barry’s Lane area. Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Matthew said, “I’ve already taken delivery of the 2.5 ton block of Kilkenny Limestone from which I will be creating the sculpture. It’s from
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GP slams waiting list delays for children with suicidal thoughts

From EchoLive. A CORK GP has slammed HSE delays amid fears for patients as young as eight suffering with suicidal ideation. Dr Declan Mathews in Youghal is worried for the 650 Cork children on the waiting list for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Recent figures revealed that 113 children had been waiting more than a year. “These figures are very depressing,” Dr Mathews said. “The children at the
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Youghal’s Emer Casey Road Race Almost Here

From The East Cork Journal. The Annual Emer Casey Memorial 5km Road Race is taking place on Thursday, 4 April at 8pm. This is always a highly popular event for a very worthy cause which is close to the hearts of the Youghal Community. Registration will open at 5.30pm on the day in Youghal Community Centre. Pre-registration forms are available online, which all participants are encouraged to use in an
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Perfect storm reveals East Cork’s ‘subaquatic wonder’ on Youghal beach

From The Irish Examiner. Ferocious tides and violent storms have literally rolled back the sands of time to disclose evidence of a vast forest floor dating thousands of years beneath a Youghal beach. In recent weeks, the receding waters at Claycastle have delivered an enthralling glimpse of the ancient terrain before the rolling sea restored sands and secrecy to the subaquatic wonder. Such unveilings are not uncommon to Ireland’s coastline
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East Cork Darkness into Light 2019

From The East Cork Journal. Early Bird Registration has opened for this year’s Darkness into Light in aid of Pieta House. The event itself takes place in towns around the country on Saturday, 11 May. Early Registration opened on last Wednesday, 20 February and will continue at a discount price until 31 March. Prices include a Darkness into Light t-shirt which will be delivered by post 7-10 days after you
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East Cork Receives Thousands of Euro in the 2019 Arts Grants

From The East Cork Journal. Community Arts projects throughout East Cork received a welcome boost earlier this week when they shared in Cork County Council’s Arts Grants Scheme 2019.  This year Cork County Council had 252 applications for the Arts Programme, one of the highest requests for Grant aid to date. With a total budget of €160,000, the volume of applications received for the Arts Grant Scheme meant that it
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2,650 Athletes Registered for Ironman Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. On Wednesday, 20 February, further details of Ironman Youghal were relayed to a packed Town Hall. It was standing room only as the information night commenced with an address from one of the main organisers, John Innes. One of the key points about Ironman Youghal is the high percentage of U.S. entrants. “They are not going to come for just 4 days”, said John Innes.
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Operation Transformation finale: Here is how the leaders fared

From The Irish Examiner. RTÉ's latest series of Operation Transformation came to an end tonight and it is safe to say that it has been a memorable journey. We have followed leaders Cathal Gallagher, Pamela Swayne, Siobhan O'Brien, Paul Murphy and Jean Tierney through all of the ups and downs of the past two months. After weeks spent cheering them all through the challenges of the series, tonight we watched
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Double Donation for Youghal RNLI

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal RNLI was honoured to receive two generous donation from members of the community in one day. On Saturday, 16 February,Youghal RNLI welcomed Aisling and Leanne Hehir to the Station. The sisters recently celebrated their birthdays, with Aisling turning 18 and Leanne 21. Instead of gifts they asked their family and friends to make a donation to Youghal RNLI. In total they raised €590. Patsy
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Vacancy at Community Radio Youghal

News and Research Assistant. – Youghal (CE Scheme) Community Radio Youghal have a vacancy for a News and Research Assistant under the FAS CE Scheme Duties will include:, Researching News items for Broadcast, Reporting from Newsworthy events in the Community. Sourcing Audio Clips for News Bulletins. Working to set Deadlines. Use of computers/internet/email, Providing support to volunteers and assisting in all other areas. Hours may be flexible and training will
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Cork County Council ‘over achieved’ on its house building target

From The Corkman. Cork County Council "over achieved" its house building delivery target by 26 per cent last year. Its construction target was to provide 235 units but it actually delivered 295. The level of delivery was achieved by both construction of houses by the local authority on its own land, combined with  the acquisition of newly built schemes through 'a turnkey model' in partnership with various developers. The turnkey
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Plans Announced for St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 in Youghal

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal4All, once again, are  organising the St Patrick’s Day Festivities and Secretary, Helen Heaphy Grainge, is calling on clubs, groups and organisations in Youghal and the surrounding areas to come out and support this year’s Parade, by entering a float prior to the closing date for entries, which is Sunday, 10 March. The theme for the Youghal Parade on Sunday, 17 March is of course, “Youghal Welcomes
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Just 9 Dog Fouling Fines Issued In East Cork in 2 Years

From The East Cork Journal. Dog owners are being encouraged to pick up after their pet, even though new data reveals that fines being issued by Wardens are far from adequate.   Since 2017, less than 10 fines have been given out by Litter and Dog Wardens in East Cork for dog fouling offences, despite ongoing complaints. Council figures reveal that the East Cork Municipal District received the majority of fines,