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Youghal Senior Citizens Group Support Elderly and Vulnerable

From The East Cork Journal. Christmas is the time of year which, for some of our elderly and those living on their own, can be particularly lonesome and even worrying.  Their normal routine is disrupted - shops are closed, footfall outside their doors is very much reduced, the days are dark, and neighbours are away celebrating with family and friends, bringing loneliness and aloneness to many at this Festive time. Youghal Senior
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Cork conference ‘ambassadors’ honoured amid renewed call for events centre progress

From The Irish Examiner. Conference “ambassadors” who helped generate €10m for Cork’s economy this year have been honoured amid renewed calls for delivery of the city’s long-awaited events centre. The Cork Convention Bureau (CCB), a public-private partnership which promotes the region as a destination for business tourism, meetings, and conferences, said the delivery of the 6,000-capacity venue on South Main St could see the city treble the value of business
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Visitors’ Centre to be developed in Youghal Church

From EchoLive. CORK County Council in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland is investing up to €234,000 into a new visitor experience at St Mary's Collegiate Church in Youghal town centre. County Hall is currently tendering for an experienced interpretative consultant to collaboratively plan, design, manufacture and deliver the Voices of St Mary’s visitor experience. As part of the ambitious new plans, the redesigned establishment will contain a visitor reception area within
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Bessborough Born Councillorr Says Its Sale Should Be Dealt With Sensitively

From The East Cork Journal. An East Cork Councillor who was born in the Bessborough Mother and Baby home in Mahon has asked that its sale be dealt with sensitively. Cllr Mary Linehan Foley told Monday’s full Council that while she was “one of the lucky ones” she could associate with many women who gave birth in Bessborough and never knew what happened to their children. The Youghal based Cllr
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Castlemartyr Waste Water Upgrade Due

From The East Cork Journal. Castlemartyr village is included on a list of 9 Irish Water projects to have their existing sewage system upgraded. Under the Water Utility’s Programme of Capital investment the village is included alongside Ballingeary, Macroom, Boherbue, Kanturk, Newmarket, Charleville, Rosscarbery/Owenahincha and Bantry. It is understood that the Castlemartyr scheme is at conceptual design stage, with works expected to commence in 2021. Fianna Fail Cllr James O’Connor
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Councillor Frustrated at OPW Snail Pace in Protecting Flood Risk Homes

From The East Cork Journal. Residents in Castlemartyr and Youghal who were hit by floods, despair over the OPW’s snail pace in responding to their needs, Cork County Council Executive was told in recent days. 18 months on and residents in the Castlemartyr , Mogeely road and Ladysbridge junction, along with a number of people living in Quarry Road Youghal, are no clearer to knowing whether or not minor flood
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Cork dad writes a book inspired by his son who suffers from rare bone disease

From EchoLive. “IT’S far from signing books I was reared!” says David King, who launched But Really… Adventures With A Difference in the company of family and friends at Youghal Library this month. “The library is our second home for Fiona and I since our kids were babies,” says David. “There was never a doubt that the book would be launched in the library. I am overwhelmed by the wonderful response from
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Youghal snooker sensation Ross Bulman ready to face his hero Ronnie O’Sullivan

From EchoLive. YOUGHAL snooker prodigy Ross Bulman is ready to take on one of the greatest players of all-time in the UK Championship. The 18-year-old faces Ronnie O’Sullivan at the Barbican Centre in York next Thursday in his second professional tournament, the toughest of tests. Still an amateur, Bulman pulled off an upset at the Northern Ireland Open recently by beating Zhang Jiankang, world number 89. “Playing in Belfast in
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Phase Two Of Youghal Boardwalk To Commence In Weeks

From The East Cork Journal. After years in the pipeline, work is finally set to get underway on a 1 mile extension of the Youghal Eco boardwalk. A contractor for the works is to be appointed this week with construction of the new section stretching from Redbarn to Claycastle to begin in January. In 2012 planning permission was granted for phase two of the town’s iconic wooden walkway. Failte Ireland
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East Cork Councillors Urged to Reject Inclusion of Kildare Village Type Outlet In County Development Plan

From The East Cork Journal. Opponents of a change to the Cork County Development Plan, to zone a major tract of land, close to East Cork, for the future development of a major retail space, are urging Councillors to reject the proposal. The development, which could see up to €100million redirected to the site, from Cork City and County retail outlets, is currently being considered by the County’s 55 Councillors.
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Killeagh Footbridge to be Installed Next Month

From The East Cork Journal. Transport Infrastructure Ireland are set to oversee the installation of a foot bridge for Killeagh next month. Estimated to have cost €100,000, the pedestrian safety feature is expected to be lowered into place before the Christmas holidays, linking the Eastern side of Killeagh to the Village centre. Spanning 20 meters across the Dissour, the new safety feature will open up the village and bring people
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Jysk Steps Up To Help Cork Family’s Bid For A New Home

From The East Cork Journal. Global furniture retailer marks Cork arrival by signing up to KMC Homes project. KMC Homes is delighted to announce that world-renowned furniture retailer, JYSK, has agreed to help in its effort to provide a new home for Deirdre Walsh and her family. Midleton woman Deirdre turned to KMC Homes Director Kieran McCarthy earlier this year when she and her family decided they needed to move
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Annual Traffic Increases Identifies Need For Castlemartyr Bypass

From The East Cork Journal. It’s a question that has frustrated residents, businesses and politicians for decades – how do you solve Castlemartyr congestion issues? Renewed calls for a bypass for the village were made at this month’s East Cork Municipal District meeting, in an effort to solve the chronic congestion which has plagued the area for decades. Bottlenecks have suffocated the town, seeing traffic volumes increase in recent years.
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‘Enough is Enough’ as Poor Bus Service Leaves Youghal Commuters Stranded

From The East Cork Journal. Public transport? What public transport? That’s what Youghal bus commuters are asking. This photograph was taken in recent days of Bus Eireann passengers queuing at Bertie Dempsey’s, car park, Youghal, for the early morning service. The scene has led East Cork Municipality Chairperson, Cllr Mary Linehan Foley to request Bus Eireann bosses to appear before the next Sitting of the Municipal District. The Youghal based
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Sticks and Stones……11 year old Youghal Boy Helps the Poor

From The East Cork Journal. It’s almost Christmas time and most children have already made their lists for Santa. One little 11 year old boy in Youghal, Craig, decided this year that he would like to “earn some money himself, so that he could buy presents for his Mam and Dad and Sister and Granny without having to ask them for the money first”. Following many ‘serious’ money raising discussions
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Children with Special Educational Needs Being Failed by HSE and Government

From The East Cork Journal. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are being failed by Government reforms which are riddled with bureaucratic nightmares, buck-passing and strained resources, East Cork Cllrs have claimed. A cross party group has warned of overwhelming evidence that, despite good intentions, a generation of East Cork youth is being let down both by the HSE and Government Departments. Cork County Council is set to discuss
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Youghal Expo 2019 Showcases Exceptional Local Talents and Raises Funds for RNLI

From The East Cork Journal. The phenomenal number of entries to the inaugural Expo 2019 from artists of all genres, both budding and established, and the huge viewing attendance at the Mall Arts Centre over the 3 day event, was testament to the talents which abound in the Youghal, East Cork and West Waterford areas. Oil Paintings, Water Colours, Textiles, Tapestries and Photography, were among the amazing entries in the
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Youghal’s Sinead Kane Helps Ireland To Tenth Position At IAU 24 Hour World Championships

From The East Cork Journal. Youghal’s Sinead Kane was placed sixty-seventh at the 2019 IAU 24 H World Championship last weekend. The Youghal runner flew out last Friday to compete with the Irish team at the World Championships in Albi France, after winning a discrimination case against the International Association of Ultra-runners. Earlier this year the Youghal based athlete was disqualified from the World Championships because of her disability. To qualify,