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3 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Youghal town has a replica village called ‘Tiny Town’ in Canada.

Tune in to Noel Cronin - The Rural Report Show - on Community Radio Youghal - CRY104FM this Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, at 10am, to hear the full story how Jim Allen left his hometown of Youghal back in the 1950s to travel to London as many of the Irish before him. Jim. who was a carpenter by trade. then set his sights on the far off land that was Australia. However, on meeting by chance a Canadian priest in a church in London he was persuaded to instead go to Canada to help build the new Sacred Heart Parish Church in a small town of just 600 people called Terrace.

Not only did Jim bring his carpentry skills with him to successfully build the church, he also made a model village of his home town of Youghal complete with all the famous landmarks.

Jim’s replication of Youghal included a post office, a butcher shop, a shoemaker, a barbershop, an info centre and two pub buildings, one of which also contains an undertaker’s business.

Buildings like the Clock Gate, Youghal Lighthouse, The Red House, with its own unique Dutch architecture and even the well known shoe shop called ‘Sammy Adams', that people will still remember - and where would you be going without Paddy Linehan's "Moby Dick's Pub.

What began as a labour of love by Jim to remember his Irish hometown became a place for people to see and enjoy. ‘Tiny Town’ became a place to visit for locals and tourists and Jim himself proved to be somewhat of a celebrity in his new home in Canada.

Sadly Jim, who first went to Terrace, Canada in 1956, passed away in 2014 at the age of 80. It is said he got a bigger funeral than any state dignitary such was his popularity. His woodworking skills that God gave him helped to build the Sacred Heart Parish Church and the people of the parish cherished that. The population of Terrace has since increased to over 11,000 people.

Now weathered by age and with some damaged by vandals, the 19 miniature replicas of buildings in Jim Allen’s hometown of Youghal have sat beside the George Little House on city property for nearly 10 years.

With the city now demolishing the adjacent former Co-op garden centre the chain-link fence that protected the village affectionately called ‘Tiny Town’ will also be taken down. Times up for Tiny Town apparently.
Joining Noel Cronin as guest in the Community Radio Youghal studios to talk about the incredible story of Jim Allen is Jim’s nephew, Liam Allen form Kinsalebeg. Also on the line from Terrace, Canada, will be Debbie Letawksi who know Jim and will recall the life of Jim and his model replica village of Youghal called ‘Tiny Town’.

So tune in to Community Radio Youghal on Saturday morning at 10am on July 2nd 2022. This show can also be listened to on the Listen Back service on the CRY104FM website.

Pictures below show some of the model village ‘Tiny Town’ that featured on a calendar in Canada back in 2009.

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Catherine Twohig this was the place you visited ?

Chris Ó Donnaḃáin

3 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

PILMORE STRAND - Shoreline Exploration - Beach Clean - Seaweed Forage on Saturday, July, 2nd, 2022 -2pm.

We work together to strengthen and support each other’s work in responding to climate change; enhancing biodiversity; clean beaches, healthy marine and coastal life while being sensitive & careful of our wildlife, woodlands & green environment.

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PILMORE STRAND - Shoreline Exploration - Beach Clean - Seaweed Forage on Saturday, July, 2nd, 2022 -2pm.

We work together to strengthen and support each other’s work in responding to climate change; enhancing biodiversity; clean beaches, healthy marine and coastal life while being sensitive & careful of our wildlife, woodlands & green environment.

Visit our Facebook Page here:
https://www.facebook.com/YoughalBlueGreenNetwork
3 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Culture Night Planning Meeting

You are invited to The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, tomorrow evening (Tuesday 28th June 2022) at 7.00pm to plan Youghal Town’s 2022 Culture Night.

Culture Night Youghal, takes place this year on Friday September 23rd.

Please come along and be part of the conversation, exchanging and developing ideas together for Culture Night activities.

Everybody, Community Groups and individuals are all welcome to this open meeting. Everybody will be given a voice and we look forward to finding innovative and exciting ways to celebrate our culture and creativity together.

If you have any questions please contact Yew Wood Venues at 087 959 3276.

Sinéad Goggin
Manager - Yew Wood Venues
Office 14 - Enterprise Youghal
Emmet Place
Youghal
Co. Cork

T 00 353 24 81823
M 087 9593276
E themallartscentre@gmail.com

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Supported by Cork County Council
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Culture Night Planning Meeting

You are invited to The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, tomorrow evening (Tuesday 28th June 2022) at 7.00pm to plan Youghal Town’s 2022 Culture Night.

Culture Night Youghal, takes place this year on Friday September 23rd.

Please come along and be part of the conversation, exchanging and developing ideas together for Culture Night activities.
 
Everybody, Community Groups and individuals are all welcome to this open meeting.  Everybody will be given a voice and we look forward to finding innovative and exciting ways to celebrate our culture and creativity together.

If you have any questions please contact Yew Wood Venues at 087 959 3276.

Sinéad Goggin 
Manager - Yew Wood Venues
Office 14 - Enterprise Youghal
Emmet Place
Youghal
Co. Cork

T 00 353 24 81823
M 087 9593276 
E themallartscentre@gmail.com

www.yewwoodvenues.com
http://www.facebook.com/YewWoodVenues
http://www.facebook.com/youghalcineclub
https://twitter.com/#!/

Part of Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd
Supported by Cork County Council
4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Video (Sunday 26th June 2022) Fire at the former Loreto Convent School, Youghal.

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade attended a fire at the former Loreto Convent School in Youghal. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Smoke was seen billowing out of the ground and upstairs floors. Fire crews had to break the front door to gain access. Youghal Gardai were also on the scene.

The much loved Loreto Convent Youghal closed down in 2006. It is one of the town's most iconic buildings with its red brick facade overlooking Youghal harbour.

The original house, Ashton Court, was built in 1840 and converted into the Loreto Convent sometime in the late 1950s. It is overlooking the river Blackwater estuary and sits on a 5-acre site.

Locals reacted to the news by saying it was such a shame to see the historic building on fire.

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.
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Anita 😔

Fucking A

such a pity to see such a lovely Building reduced to flames it is a pity that those that bought it haven't finished it is an eyesore just like the Devonshire Arms they should be made finish what they have started

4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Video (Sunday 26th June 2022) Fire at Loreto Convent School, Youghal.

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade attended a fire at the former Loreto Convent School in Youghal. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Smoke was seen billowing out of the ground and upstairs floors. Fire crews had to break the front door to gain access. Youghal Gardai were also on the scene.

The much loved Loreto Convent Youghal closed down in 2006. It is one of the town's most iconic buildings with its red brick facade overlooking Youghal harbour.

The original house, Ashton Court, was built in 1840 and converted into the Loreto Convent sometime in the late 1950s. It is overlooking the river Blackwater estuary and sits on a 5-acre site.

Locals reacted to the news by saying it was such a shame to see the historic building on fire.

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.
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Mary Courtney

Work to commence shortly?

The Norries wrecking the place again

Shortly? The town has been ravaged over the years by Walter Mitty like "developers" who are living in a fantasy world. The Ocean/Spinning Wheel, what's left of the Hilltop, the Loreto (as well as what Redbarn was left like for many years) are just some examples. A meaningful plan should be put in place, and enforeced on all such sites, or else the local authority should be given powers to put a CPO on them, and offer them to developers who will actually develop.

Hmmm conversion plans afoot then it suddenly catches on fire…

Anita a bit of a write up on it here😔

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4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Fire at the former Loreto Convent School, Youghal, ( Sunday 26th June 2022)

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade attended a fire at the former Loreto Convent School in Youghal. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Smoke was seen billowing out of the ground and upstairs floors. Fire crews had to break the front door to gain access. Youghal Gardai were also on the scene.

The much loved Loreto Convent Youghal closed down in 2006. It is one of the town's most iconic buildings with its red brick facade overlooking Youghal harbour.

The original house, Ashton Court, was built in 1840 and converted into the Loreto Convent sometime in the late 1950s. It is overlooking the river Blackwater estuary and sits on a 5-acre site.
Locals reacted to the news by saying it was such a shame to see the historic building on fire.

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.
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Fire at the former Loreto Convent School, Youghal, ( Sunday 26th June 2022)

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade attended a fire at the former Loreto Convent School in Youghal. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Smoke was seen billowing out of the ground and upstairs floors. Fire crews had to break the front door to gain access. Youghal Gardai were also on the scene.

The much loved Loreto Convent Youghal closed down in 2006. It is one of the towns most iconic buildings with its red brick facade overlooking Youghal harbour.

The original house, Ashton Court, was built in 1840 and converted into the Loreto Convent sometime in the late 1950s. It is overlooking the river Blackwater estuary and sits on a 5-acre site.
Locals reacted to the news by saying it was such a shame to see the historic building on fire.

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.

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Well done to our fire service

Love those houses when we were there. Lots of history and stories. So sorry. Hope They can rebuild.

That was our classroom(left of main door) for leaving cert in 1972 - so sad to see. Marian Mariga Margaret Mc Carthy Nora Maher

Sorry to hear about that. A beautiful building. Hope not much damage done.

So very sad to see that fire on the Loreto Convent in Youghal where I attended the school in the 1960

So sad a beautiful building,

Sorry to hear about this.

Terrible, that is the old building

What a shame. Does anyone know why construction has stopped?

That is so sad 😞

So sad

Lovely looking building too.

Anne Abernethy Mary Mangan Fiona Scott Jacky Sloane Donaldson all past pupils’ boarders

Aoife Russell

Nikki Lavelle McGarvey

Agnes Curtin

Karena Lane

Heather Ní Choinn

Richard Barry

Stacey Manze Laurie Davison Carmel Cotter

Dee

Julie Watson

Anne Scott Fiona McEvaddy

Anne Barry

Kathy Gladfelter Kitty Lund-Reed Laurie Russell

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4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

Firefighters bring fire at the former Youghal Loreto Convent School under control.

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade and Youghal Gardai responded immediately.

Fire crews had to break down the front door to gain access as well as douse the flames through the ground floor windows. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.

Locals reacted to the news by saying it was a shame that one of the town's finest buildings was on fire with smoke billowing out of many of the ground floors and upstairs floors as well. The Loreto Convent Youghal closed down back in 2006

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.
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Firefighters bring fire at the former Youghal Loreto Convent School under control. 

The Youghal and Ardmore Fire Brigade and Youghal Gardai responded immediately. 

Fire crews had to break down the front door to gain access as well as douse the flames through the ground floor windows. The fire broke out sometime on Sunday afternoon.  

Locals reacted to the news by saying it was a shame that one of the towns finest buildings was on fire with smoke billowing out of many of the ground floors and upstairs floors as well. The Loreto Convent Youghal closed down back in 2006

Plans are on going for the development of luxury apartments on the site with work to commence shortly.

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It's a beautiful building, I hope it isn't too badly damaged..

The hill on Claycastle down to the boardwalk was also set on fire in the past week…this happened a few years back with a spate of arson incidents in the Strand…not a coincidence that it occurs in the summer months😣

That is sad new tonight. it is the nicest building in Youghal. Hope it can be restored.

Very sad to see a lovely building destroyed 😡 Ciara Kate

Such a pity, beautiful old building.

So sorry to hear that

Shameful, why would someone do that

Peter Roche I knew I saw someone in there when we were passing 😡

Was it the original house, the new build or the convent? It doesn't make it clear here

So sad. 😢

That’s awful 😩

Leigh Desmond any OT on your day off 🙈

Maureen Waters

Liesl Ormonde

Sinead O'Regan

Una Goggin

Deirdre Rock

Liz Forde

Isaac Garcia

Gavin Dawson

Mary Culligan

Kieran Hobbs

Seán Ó Lannabhra

Martin Culleton

Mike Jones

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4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

YOUGHAL HOSPITALITY IS LEGENDARY as can be seen and heard by the Windmill Hill sports fans as they help the cyclists make the grueling journey to the top with shouts of encouragement and bell ringing.
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4 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

This is the reception that the Ironman cyclists will get as they turn on to Windmill Hill from Ashe street in Youghal. The athletes had to make this hill not once - but twice!

Such is the acute bend and incline at this junction it proved difficult for many of the cyclists. Not being in the right gear derailed many of the athletes.

Listen to the "Windmill Hill Roar" by the excited crowds as they shout words of encouragement to help them make the grueling journey to the top.

The rain was coming down heavy at this stage back in June 2019 but added to the spectacle that is Ironman.

The town is busy getting well ready to greet the athletics again this year - so roll on the 12th,13th & 14th of August 2022 for Ireland's Largest Triathlon Weekend.
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Rory Kelly

Niall Macleod

Tom Donovan

Donna Sweeney

Looking forward to seeing you all this year, hope the weather will be kind to all this year please God 🙏

They made it look so easy I can barely walk up it Can’t imagine cycling it 😂

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5 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

"The Windmill Hill Roar" as the Ironman cyclists turn at the corner of Ashe street on to the famous hill to be greeted by the excited crowds back in June 2019.
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Donna Sweeney - I know you aren’t doing it anymore but that’s the view from the bottom of the hill.

Eoin O'Connell

Niall Macleod

5 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

The scene that will face the Ironman athletes when they turn on to Windmill Hill from Ashe street during the cycle event of the race.

This will be some endurance test for the cyclists but they can be assured that each and every one will be emboldened to make it to the top of the famous hill by the cheering crowds of sports fans.

The rain was coming down heavy at this stage back in June 2019 but added to the spectacle that is Ironman.

The town is getting well prepared to greet the athletics again this year - so roll on the 12th,13th & 14th of August 2022 for Ireland's Largest Triathlon Weekend.
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The scene that will face the Ironman athletes when they turn on to Windmill Hill from Ashe street during the cycle event of the race. 

This will be some endurance test for the cyclists but they can be assured that each and every one will be emboldened to make it to the top of the famous hill by the cheering crowds of sports fans.

The rain was coming down heavy at this stage back in June 2019 but added to the spectacle that is Ironman. 

The town is getting well prepared to greet the athletics again this year - so roll on the 12th,13th & 14th of August 2022 for Irelands Largest Triathlon Weekend.
Photo: Youghalonline

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This is the hill that woke me up after the first loop and with all the amazing spectators and pushed me to start lap 2 vs calling it a day. It was like riding into a stadium cheering for you. Amazing.

Hopefully youghal council will put portaloos on windmill hill at top and bottom. We had loads of lads peeing in our estate. Especially difficult for ladies and kids. Any councillors on here please action needed.

I remember this day clearly in 2019, not for IronMan ,unfortunately, but for the rain!

I did the IronMan in 2019 there and support for was one of this world! Seriously, I only signed up for this year to relive the atmosphere once again! Any of you, fine Youghalians have a room to rent for a few days?

Hey folks, I am training hills at home for this beast of a hill on the course. Can anyone tell me the length of this climb? Roughly about how long of a distance of a climb is it and about how long on average does it take to ride? Please and thank you.

Hollie Kenney

Nancy Rehm

We were there and it was rainy, cold and windy and you were the only one that qualified and finished in your group and we thought that was amazing!

I was on the hill Marshalling....some day.... don't know how they did it 👏🏻👏🏻

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5 days ago
YoughalOnline.com

"Are we there yet?" Ironman cyclists pass under the Cork County Council Inflatable Arch as they reach the top of Windmill Hill in Youghal, County Cork during the Ironman Ireland - Cork on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

The rain was coming down heavy at this stage but there was loads of people out in front of their houses singing and dancing on the very steep hill and encouraging everyone to make it to the top.

The town is getting well prepared to greet the athletics again this year - so roll on the 12th,13th & 14th of August 2022 for Ireland's Largest Triathlon Weekend.
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Are we there yet? Ironman cyclists pass under the Cork County Council Inflatable Arch as they reach the top of Windmill Hill in Youghal, County Cork during the Ironman Ireland - Cork on Sunday 23rd June 2019.

The rain was coming down heavy at this stage but there was loads of people out in front of their houses singing and dancing on the very steep hill and encouraging everyone to make it to the top. 

The town is getting well prepared to greet the athletics again this year - so roll on the 12th,13th & 14th of August 2022 for Irelands Largest Triathlon Weekend.
Photo: Youghalonline

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Plenty of cylists out and about today covering the route. Great to see. Should get much busier in the next few weeks.

We need portaloos at top and bottom of hill . We had loads peeing in gardens last time

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