Youghal hosts the 28th annual Goldwing Treffen (the German word for gathering)
Irish Goldwing Treffen in Youghal from the 16th– 18th August 2012
YOUGHAL GOLDWING OWNERS CLUB OF IRELAND are hosting the 28th Irish International Goldwing Festival 2012. The town welcomes up to 800 Goldwing owners from all over Europe. Visitors to Youghal can enjoy a wide variety of events that have been planned for the three day festival which include a lights parade where 800 bikers will travel through the town after dark with a display of fabulous lights.
Local man and Goldwing biker Paddy Crowley who is one of the main organisers of the event said that Goldwing bikers from Norway, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Britain will mix with Irish bikers to show off the classic machines. The Honda bikers will be based at Youghal GAA Club during their stay.
Paddy said, “They will start arriving in the town Wednesday 15th August. On the Friday we are organising a ride up over the Commeragh Mountains into Cahir and we will come back into Clogheen, over The Vee into Lismore, Tallow and back to Youghal”
At around 9.30pm that day the motorcyclists will switch on all their lights for what should be a “spectacular light parade” from the town out to Summerfield and back.
On the Saturday they will form a convoy travelling to Cobh to attend that town’s annual regatta, arriving there at approximately 2.15pm.
Another drive-through will take place in Youghal at around 3.30pm at which the bikers will fly the flags of their respective nations.
The Youghal RNLI will demonstrate a joint air sea rescue excerise with the Coast Guard Helicopter and the Youghal Lifeboat “Patricia Jennings” at approx 3pm, Saturday 18th 2012, on the river Blackwater.
Youghal Chamber will organise a major food fare featuring dishes from these nations in the town that afternoon.
Irish Goldwing Treffen 2012
16 – 18 August 2012
Youghal Goldwing Owners Club of Ireland are hosting the 28th Irish International Goldwing Festival 2012. The town welcomes up to 800 Goldwing owners from all over Europe. Visitors to Youghal can enjoy a wide variety of events that have been planned for the three day festival which include a lights parade where 800 bikers will travel through the town after dark with a display of fabulous lights.
Other events planned are a ‘Food Of Nations’ Open market, Puc Fada to sea, a crab catching competition, sandcastle competition, live open air music and a parade of international flags, where the bikers will travel through town during the day flying their own national flag.
They will be using the G.A.A Facilities as their base where they will take over both playing fields for camping. The G.A.A. Club have approached the Chamber of Commerce about building a festival around the event in Town and plans are underway to do this.
On the road again for Headway
The run kicked off in Youghal at 12:00pm on Sunday August 29th 2010, continuing on through Dungarvan, Cappaquin and Lismore before steering back to Cork City for a party at the Clarion Boardwalk that afternoon. Photo/Video www.youghalonline.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Motorbike enthusiasts from all across the country were asked to don their helmets and rev there engines for brain injury this August as Cork Lions Club roar off on an epic run to raise funds and awareness for Headway.
Founded in 1985, Headway works to bring about a positive change to the lives of those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), by providing vocational, community, rehabilitative and psychological support services. Given that road traffic accidents account for more that half of all brain injuries reported in Ireland, Cork Lions Club feel that a Motor Cycle Run is the perfect way to support Headway and promote safe road use at the same time.
For further information:
Event Organiser: Declan Moon 086 2567394 email@example.com
Cork Lions Club: Teresa Dineen 087 696255
Headway: Paula Larkin 021 4871303 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the image to start slideshow of the start of the run
* Headway offer services and support to people affected by acquired brain injury (ABI). In many cases people with brain injury have no obvious physical disability but the effects can be profound and unique to the individual. Brain injury can happen to anyone at any time in life and can be the result of a road traffic accident, or a blow to the head, stroke, haemorrhage, infection or tumour.
* It is estimated that up to 30,000 people are living with the effects of a brain injury in Ireland. Road Traffic accidents are the biggest cause of injury to Headway’s service users. A recent study in Beaumont Hospital found that , of patients with serious head injuries, 50% were not wearing seat belts in there vehicles, and 50% of cyclists and 33% of motor cyclists were not wearing helmets.
* The impact is often life-long, affecting both the person with the injury and their family members in a variety of ways. Due to the many and varied effects of acquired brain injury, people often have difficulty living independently, working or returning to education, participating in social and leisure activities and maintaining family roles or personal relationships.
* Headway has been supporting those affected by acquired brain injury since 1985. It provides a range of community-based services in Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Dublin along with outreach services in the South-Eastern region. Services include rehabilitation training, day activity, psychological therapy and family support, counselling, outreach, family education workshops, supported employment, community access and a national helpline on 1890 200 278