Yew Wood Venues are delighted to host homegrown comic legend David McSavage in our auditorium at The Mall Arts Centre this weekend.We are really excited about having such a well-known performer visit our town and hope it heralds more high profile gigs to come. If ever we were in need of a good laugh it would be now in this current climate.
For one night only, Saturday February 25th 2012 at the Mall Arts Centre Youghal Co. Cork, David McSavage of RTE’s “The Savage Eye” will treat us to an evening of his exceptional wit. Tickets are still available; and are amazing value at €16 or €14 concessions for students and unemployed.
You can reserve yours by calling Andrea at Yew Wood Venues booking office 024 81823 or 083 360 6507 between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm, Monday to Friday. Also you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
Doors open at 7.30 pm and show starts at 8.00 pm sharp. Get there early to secure the best seats! It should be a night to remember!
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David McSavage – He’s Alive Inside! – Youghal is in for a treat!
On Saturday 25th February 2012, one of Ireland’s most popular comedians and street entertainers is coming to the Mall Arts Centre Youghal – David McSavage. Most well-known from his hilarious RTE show ‘Savage Eye’, his cutting commentary and performances cover all aspects of life and nothing is safe from his truth induced interpretations. From The Barman (Mick The Bull) to Father Finnegan to former President Mary Robinson and Pat…….Kenny, audiences relate to each character from the many aspects of Irish life.
A regular guest on TV and radio shows in Ireland for many years, McSavage has also appeared at all the major comedy festivals including the Edinburgh Festival and internationally in Australia, Germany and Scandinavia. He is well known for his street shows in Dublin’s Temple Bar.
In 2009, he devised, wrote and starred in the six part TV series The Savage Eye on RTÉ. The show which has been critically acclaimed, was nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series. The third series and a Christmas special, is currently being filmed and will be released by RTÉ 2 shortly in 2012.
David McSavage is mischievous to the last and revels in creating tension. His aim is to make you feel uncomfortable with his comedy cutting close to the bone! He quarantees belly aching laughter and this really is a night not to be missed!
With recent sell out performances in the Opera House and Vicar Street, this is a real treat for the community of Youghal. The show takes place on Saturday 25th February 2012 in the Mall Arts Centre. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm.
Tickets are selling at the hugely competitive rate of 16 euro for adults and 14 euro concessions (students / unemployed). Reserve your ticket by contacting 083-3606507 or 024-81823; alternatively you can email your reservation to email@example.com. Tickets can also be purchased from the Yew Wood booking office (the Coach House, Entreprise Centre, Emmet Place, Youghal) and Youghal Tourist Office.
Events in the Mall Arts Centre are part of the Youghal Socio Economic Development Group.
McSavage is a comedic force… a riotous evening and a thoroughly entertaining show -entertainment.ie
One of Ireland’s funniest comedians – The Irish Mirror
He makes me jealous sometimes because he kind of goes to areas that, in a sense, I am forbidden from going to. He (David McSavage) says an awful lot of things that I would love to say and can’t. He takes an awful lot of risks. – Mario Rosenstock
YOUGHAL’S SINÉAD KANE, has undertaken the challenge of learning to horse ride for a television documentary series. Sinéad Kane is well known for becoming Ireland’s first blind solicitor and her efforts to defy her disability this time in the scorching heat of Mexico can be seen on RTE1’s Two for the Road this week.
The half-hour episode pairs Sinéad with Cobh comedian Maeve Higgins who frequently dons specialised glasses to simulate blindness and acquire a better perspective of Sinéad’s disability.
Sinéad’s hereditary conditions means she has only 5% vision and is officially registered as blind. Immensely determined, she overcame doubt, prejudice and despair to qualify as a solicitor. She presently works on employment law in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. She is also developing a burgeoning career as a motivational speaker and recently addressed the Barry Group wholesale distributors.
The venture was filmed on a vast ranch owned by a woman called Uschi, 7,500ft in the Mexican mountains surrounded by three waterfalls. Totally unaccustomed to horses and extremely nervous, every ounce of Sinéad’s renowned fortitude would be severely tested.
On eventually being nurtured onto her horse Palomo’s back, Sinéad recalls, “I was leaning forward and shaking. I wanted to cry. I started panicking at the thought that this horse would soon be moving and also my eyes were in agony because the sun was so strong.” The outcome of Sinéad’s trauma will be revealed in the programme.
To her surprise, Sinéad’s overall experiences brought her a new awareness of the relationship between horse-riding and the disabled. “Uschi was very open-minded towards disabled people wanting to learn to horse-riding,” she notes. “Sadly, many horse riding schools in Ireland aren’t as encouraging.”
This is to be lamented because, as Sinéad explains, “Posture is often affected when a person is visually impaired. Horse-riding requires the rider to sit up tall and allow the pelvic area to follow the motion of the horse. Trunk muscles become strong, the head comes up, shoulders become square, and riders become increasingly aware of their body. The result is highly therapeutic.”
Two for the Road airs on RTE1 at 8.30 pm on Thursdays
Youghal’s Deirdre McCarthy goes ‘Off the Rails’ – but in a good way! She will be appearing on the first programme of the Autumn/Winter series of Off the Rails on September 30th next and she is confident that this is not the end but rather the beginning. Report Becky Grice
Off the Rails, the popular RTE show, is all about making someone look and feel their best. Deirdre McCarthy from Youghal decided to apply for the programme and she succeeded. Why? What is it about Deirdre that makes her special?
Deirdre McCarthy is the 27 year old daughter of Maurice and Mary McCarthy of Knockaverry, Youghal. Deirdre is the sister of Maurice, Stephen and Frances. She is the loving, single mother of her nine year old son, Robert. She is a neighbour, she is a colleague and she is a friend to many. In fact, Deirdre was something to everyone and nothing to herself.
Several months ago, Deirdre took a long, hard look at her life and found she had no time to devote to doing the things that other 27 year olds do. The pressures of her job did not allow her spend enough time with her son, doing the things moms and sons do together. . She was at a crossroads in her life. And so, she took a very drastic decision. Because she loved working in Tesco Youghal, enjoyed meeting with people, and got on well with her colleagues, she did not want to leave their employ. However, she met with her Supervisors and requested a shift from her Manager’s job, to a relatively easier, non pressure job with Tesco Youghal, working normal daily hours. She got it.
So started the beginning of the changes in Deirdre’s life.
One day shortly afterwards, an email arrived in her inbox giving all the information about Off the Rails and attaching an application form. Deirdre told the East Cork Journal that normally she would just delete it but, this was a new Deirdre, determined to make something of herself. She applied, filled the application form, pressed send, and then deleted the entire thing. Imagine her surprise a week later when she received a telephone call to come to RTE in Dublin for an interview, which she attended. A week later she was called again, this time to meet with the Presenters of the show – and was told she was successful. She was going to be on Off the Rails!
This started a whirlwind of activity in the life of Deirdre McCarthy. From hearing that her wardrobe was ‘an orphanage of clothes’ to being totally made over (they cut her long hair up into a short, smart, modern bob which looks stunning on her) to trips to various boutiques and shops in Dublin for a complete new wardrobe of clothes, body and wardrobe analysis, photo shoots, lunches, taxi trips – in fact, the entire shebang. And she loved every minute of it. Except, perhaps, the day the film crew arrived at her home in Youghal, took one look at the contents of her wardrobe, and swept the entire lot out!
On Friday last, August 21st the film crew arrived at Tesco Youghal and high was the excitement. Deirdre McCarthy looked a million dollars as she posed and enjoyed the attention, photo reveal and well wishes of her colleagues and friends. She cried when she was greeted by her family , closest friends and the television presenters and crew with whom she had grown quite close over the filming period. Her entire appearance was changed (but not her good looks), and the outfit she wore of red and purple together, was certainly one which she would never have even looked at before. She will be appearing on the first programme of the Autumn/Winter series of Off the Rails on September 30th next and she is confident that this is not the end but rather the beginning.
Deirdre McCarthy is on a personal journey, and wants time to reflect on her life to date. When most girls in their late teens, early twenties were clubbing, travelling abroad in groups, meeting boyfriends and generally living the life of young girls, Deirdre was loving and looking after her young son, Robert, whom she adores. She would love, now, to be able to do some of things she never had the opportunity to do, and one of her greatest ambitions is to return to education and, hopefully, concentrate on working with people with special needs. Six months ago, she confided, she would never have had the confidence in herself to do anything about it but now she is determined, she is anxious to move on, and she is looking forward to achieving it.
When asked the age old question “Where do you see yourself in five years time” she quickly and seriously replied “Supermodel and seven feet tall!! “(Deirdre is a petite 5‘2”, but the East Cork Journal has no doubt that, other than the 7ft tall business, she now has the courage, the confidence and the ability to achieve anything she wants to).
Deirdre McCarthy of Youghal has taken a giant step forward. She has most certainly come down “Off the Rails”.
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