The Methodist Hall, Friar Street, Youghal is the very suitable venue for an amazing exhibition of talent by Youghal Art Group. The Exhibition includes exhibits from all thirteen members of the Group, which includes eight ladies and five men. Report: Denise FitzGerald | Photo: Michael Hussey www.youghalonline.com | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday last, July 30th local author and award-winning radio journalist,Youghal man, Colm Keane, accompanied by his wife RTE newsreader Una O’Hagan, arrived in Youghal to perform the official opening of the Exhibition, where a large crowd of people were already packed into the Methodist hall, admiring the paintings on exhibit. Colm spoke eloquently to all present, and said how delighted he was to have the honour of officially opening this wonderful Exhibition.
Included in the paintings Julia Cracey Cox’ painting “All Creatures Great and Small” which was the winner of the ICA Challenge Cup Cork Federation 2010, and “To Fanore Beach” which was highly commended at the Burren Art competition, Lisdoonvarna 2010. Exhibitors include Risteard MacSuibhne, Louise O’Loughlin, Brigid Hughes, Chris Meehan, Michael O’Loughlin, Gretta Kelleher, Marina O’Loughlin, Julia Gracey Cox, Vanessa O’Loughlin, Bríd O’Brien and Gwillym Dewick.
Painting, they say, “ is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”!
The members generously make a donation to local charities in lieu of cheese and wine at the opening night.
This was their 16th exhibition.
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RNLI honours Irish volunteers at annual awards ceremony at Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Gretta Kelleher from Youghal RNLI was presented with a Silver Badge in recognition for over 25 years volunteering for the RNLI.
The annual RNLI Ireland awards have taken place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, with volunteers and supporters being recognised for their role in raising funds and awareness for the charity that saves lives at sea. The guest of honour was well-known maritime commentator Tom MacSweeney, who was also presented with a RNLI supporter award.
Tom MacSweeney was honoured for his support of the RNLI over a long and distinguished career in media. For years he has spoken with authority on maritime issues as Marine correspondent for RTE. Lifeboat crew all over Ireland know him personally as he has visited most of the lifeboat stations down through the years to report on rescues and tragedies or many lifeboat milestones and ceremonies. Tom also gave his time to act as MC or guest speaker for many RNLI functions and events. His work continues with a number of columns in publications and as a published author. Tom was accompanied by his wife Kathleen and presented each lifeboat volunteer with their award.