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2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

MV ALTA latest: Barrels are delivered onto the MV ALTA ship grounded off the coast of Ballycotton as part of Cork County Council’s operations to mitigate pollution risks by removing materials on board the wreck. The barrels, once filled, will be removed by helicopter on Tuesday, subject to weather conditions. (Video: courtesy of Cork County Council)
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:56
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That an actual ship floated onto your shore is just crazy. I don't understand why it wasnt towed to a port when it became unrepairable ? That's a really big piece of garbage gosh 😕

2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

MV ALTA latest: Barrels are delivered onto the ship grounded off the coast of Ballycotton as part of Cork County Council’s operations to mitigate pollution risks by removing materials on board the wreck. The barrels, once filled, will be removed by helicopter on Tuesday, subject to weather conditions. (Image courtesy of Cork County Council)
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:56
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MV ALTA latest: Barrels are delivered onto the ship grounded off the coast of Ballycotton as part of Cork County Councils operations to mitigate pollution risks by removing materials on board the wreck. The barrels, once filled, will be removed by helicopter on Tuesday, subject to weather conditions. (Image courtesy of Cork County Council)
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:56

2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Abandoned ‘Ghost Ship’ MV ALTA washed up on the Irish coast during Storm Dennis. The video is set to the music of ‘Storm at Sea’ composed by Daithí Kearney. Performed by Ceolta Sí from the new CD called Oidhreacht Eochaille – The Heritage of Youghal.

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Email: youghal@comhaltas.net
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MV Alta is an abandoned Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel built-in 1976. Alta was abandoned in October 2018 after a US Coast Guard relief operation to rescue the crew about 2,200 km (1,400 miles) south-east of Bermuda, stranded after the ship was rendered irreparably disabled on a voyage from Greece to Haiti. The ghost ship was then sighted by HMS Protector en route to the Bahamas.

In February 2020 the ghost ship Alta ran aground on the coast near Ballycotton, Cork amid Storm Dennis.
The responsibility of the wreck fell to Irish Minister for the Marine as per the Salvage and Wreck Act 1993, until a receiver of the wreck is appointed. The ownership of the ship is being identified, as the state may seek to recovery of costs incurred. Alta has been the subject of an ownership dispute in the past, with claims it was once hi-jacked and towed to Guyana, but efforts will be made to establish where it was last registered. Some reports suggest the ship was sailing under a Panamanian flag when its crew were rescued and it was abandoned in October 2018, while other reports suggest it was registered in Tanzania.
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“Storm at Sea” will be performed live at the launch of our CD Oidhreacht Eochaille (The heritage of Youghal) – Saturday 22nd Feb, 7.30pm at The Walter Raleigh Hotel. All welcome and free entry.

Maureen O'Sullivan

3 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

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Abandoned ‘Ghost Ship’ MV ALTA washed up on the Irish coast during Storm Dennis. The video is set to the music of ‘Storm at Sea’ composed by Daithí Kearney. Performed by Ceolta Sí from the new CD called Oidhreacht Eochaille – The Heritage of Youghal.
Music details:
brunasi.ie/
Email: youghal@comhaltas.net
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3 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

YOUGHAL BOARDWALK EXTENSION TO BEGIN SHORTLY

Cork County Council has announced that work will commence on Phase 2 of the Youghal boardwalk in late March/early April next.

The announcement was made at the council’s February southern committee meeting.

The extension will see the current 400-metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach extended to 1.5k to Redbarn beach and will eventually cost an estimated €1.25m

The announcement comes some 15 months after the county council was allocated €500,000 for the extension under the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme which is operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

It was the maximum grant aid available under Measure 3 of the scheme, which is aimed at repairing, upgrading and developing largescale strategic and recreational projects.
The tendering process was delayed due to changes in the work requirements of the project.

The addition will effectively establish a 7 km walkway from five Redbarn beach to the town centre and make it an easily accessible route for the elderly, disabled and children.

The original Claycastle boardwalk was completed in January 2012 but destroyed by a storm over two years later.
The feature was replaced by a far stronger structure a year later and it continues to attract thousands of visitors of all genres and in all seasons ever since.

The extension is a major boost for the town and the region as the council begins work on the Youghal-Midleton greenway, part of which will proceed in close proximity to the boardwalk attraction.

The project will also increase calls for greater recreation and toilet facilities in the long-underdeveloped beachside area, which now has three blue flags following the construction of a multi-million euro wastewater treatment plant.

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley says that “after years of hard work it is fantastic to see this project, which will be another step in Youghal’s growing reputation as a family-friendly holiday resort, coming to fruition.”
Story by Christy Parkey, courtesy of the Dungarvan Observer
Photo: Youghalonline
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YOUGHAL BOARDWALK EXTENSION TO BEGIN SHORTLY

Cork County Council has announced that work will commence on Phase 2 of the Youghal boardwalk in late March/early April next.

The announcement was made at the council’s February southern committee meeting.

The extension will see the current 400-metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach extended to 1.5k to Redbarn beach and will eventually cost an estimated €1.25m

The announcement comes some 15 months after the county council was allocated €500,000 for the extension under the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme which is operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

It was the maximum grant aid available under Measure 3 of the scheme, which is aimed at repairing, upgrading and developing largescale strategic and recreational projects.
The tendering process was delayed due to changes in the work requirements of the project.

The addition will effectively establish a 7 km walkway from five Redbarn beach to the town centre and make it an easily accessible route for the elderly, disabled and children.

The original Claycastle boardwalk was completed in January 2012 but destroyed by a storm over two years later.
The feature was replaced by a far stronger structure a year later and it continues to attract thousands of visitors of all genres and in all seasons ever since.

The extension is a major boost for the town and the region as the council begins work on the Youghal-Midleton greenway, part of which will proceed in close proximity to the boardwalk attraction.

The project will also increase calls for greater recreation and toilet facilities in the long-underdeveloped beachside area, which now has three blue flags following the construction of a multi-million euro wastewater treatment plant.

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley says that “after years of hard work it is fantastic to see this project, which will be another step in Youghal’s growing reputation as a family-friendly holiday resort, coming to fruition.”
Story by Christy Parkey, courtesy of the Dungarvan Observer
Photo: Youghalonline

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I love to walk usually park by the old Perks and walk or stroll out past the rifle range and beyond only problem is the amount of gravel and sand which seems to build up and up more and mora over time along the older part of the prom from the car park to the start of the boardwalk this makes it very difficult for people like me and there are a lot of us with problems ie bad knees, hips and so on who find it very difficult to walk where these stones and sand build up. I know they clear it all off before the summer season starts but this time of the year sending a man out with a yard brush to sweepa narrow pathway through the sand isn't enough why wait until its so bad that it takes JCB's and the like to clear it. My rant for today…

Whilst great to see funds available to the town am not convinced it’s the optimum use of €1.25M (+ ongoing maintenance). More pressing problems to fix/facilities required first eg incentives to attract employers, those in the town in need of help, a decent playground, etc. The existing (excellent) boardwalk already enables a 5km out & back waterside walk from Green Park to the end of Claycastle car park + there’s an existing path through the dunes (& the beach!) for those wanting & able to walk the extra distance to Red Barn. Plus the greenway is underway. A luxury we should afford?

Well done to all who brought this extended amenity to fruition 👏

Take everything we get and be grateful , I reckon onwards and upwards .

One can never please everyone. I think it is a brilliant expenditure – a big draw for tourists as well as locals which means increased visitors – and that translates to more business for the town!

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3 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

YOUGHAL BOARDWALK EXTENSION TO BEGIN SHORTLY

Cork County Council has announced that work will commence on Phase 2 of the Youghal boardwalk in late March/early April next.

The announcement was made at the council’s February southern committee meeting.

The extension will see the current 400-metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach extended to 1.5k to Redbarn beach and will eventually cost an estimated €1.25m

The announcement comes some 15 months after the county council was allocated €500,000 for the extension under the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme which is operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

It was the maximum grant aid available under Measure 3 of the scheme, which is aimed at repairing, upgrading and developing largescale strategic and recreational projects.
The tendering process was delayed due to changes in the work requirements of the project.

The addition will effectively establish a 7 km walkway from five Redbarn beach to the town centre and make it an easily accessible route for the elderly, disabled and children.

The original Claycastle boardwalk was completed in January 2012 but destroyed by a storm over two years later.
The feature was replaced by a far stronger structure a year later and it continues to attract thousands of visitors of all genres and in all seasons ever since.

The extension is a major boost for the town and the region as the council begins work on the Youghal-Midleton greenway, part of which will proceed in close proximity to the boardwalk attraction.

The project will also increase calls for greater recreation and toilet facilities in the long-underdeveloped beachside area, which now has three blue flags following the construction of a multi-million euro wastewater treatment plant.

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley says that “after years of hard work it is fantastic to see this project, which will be another step in Youghal’s growing reputation as a family-friendly holiday resort, coming to fruition.”
Story by Christy Parkey, courtesy of the Dungarvan Observer
Photo: Youghalonline
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YOUGHAL BOARDWALK EXTENSION TO BEGIN SHORTLY

Cork County Council has announced that work will commence on Phase 2 of the Youghal boardwalk in late March/early April next. 

The announcement was made at the council’s February southern committee meeting. 

The extension will see the current 400-metre boardwalk at Claycastle beach extended to 1.5k to Redbarn beach and will eventually cost an estimated €1.25m 

The announcement comes some 15 months after the county council was allocated €500,000 for the extension under the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme which is operated by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

It was the maximum grant aid available under Measure 3 of the scheme, which is aimed at repairing, upgrading and developing largescale strategic and recreational projects.
The tendering process was delayed due to changes in the work requirements of the project. 

The addition will effectively establish a 7 km walkway from five Redbarn beach to the town centre and make it an easily accessible route for the elderly, disabled and children. 

The original Claycastle boardwalk was completed in January 2012 but destroyed by a storm over two years later. 
The feature was replaced by a far stronger structure a year later and it continues to attract thousands of visitors of all genres and in all seasons ever since. 

The extension is a major boost for the town and the region as the council begins work on the Youghal-Midleton greenway, part of which will proceed in close proximity to the boardwalk attraction. 

The project will also increase calls for greater recreation and toilet facilities in the long-underdeveloped beachside area, which now has three blue flags following the construction of a multi-million euro wastewater treatment plant. 

Cllr Mary Linehan Foley says that “after years of hard work it is fantastic to see this project, which will be another step in Youghal’s growing reputation as a family-friendly holiday resort, coming to fruition.”
Story by Christy Parkey, courtesy of the Dungarvan Observer
Photo: Youghalonline

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Whilst great to see funds available to the town am not convinced it’s the optimum use of €1.25M (+ ongoing maintenance). More pressing problems to fix/facilities required first eg incentives to attract employers, those in the town in need of help, a decent playground, etc. The existing (excellent) boardwalk already enables a 5km out & back waterside walk from Green Park to the end of Claycastle car park + there’s an existing path through the dunes (& the beach!) for those wanting & able to walk the extra distance to Red Barn. Plus the greenway is underway. A luxury we should afford?

what about the new toilets and lifeguard station all we got now is smelly metal boxes a disgrace welcome to youghal but dont get caught short

Love Youghal. Love 💕 from Boston Masss.

That's fantastic mary u worked hard to get it well done mary.x

All we need is the weather to enjoy it 💧💧🌨🌧

Great news mair xx

Well done Mary.

Bring it on 😊

Fantastic

Thrilled-!!!

Well done again Cllr Mary Linehan Foley 👏 🏖

👏👏👏👏

👏👏👏🥂🥂🥂

👏👏👏👏💚

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3 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

5 0’Clock Shadow: Stage and musical director Finbar Hannon out for or a late afternoon stroll on Youghal’s famous sandy beach after the recent Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. Finbar directed many of the musicals and plays seen on stage in Youghal town over the years. He directed his own original comedy play “Weenie” at the Mall Arts Centre as well as John B Keane’s "Many Young Men Of Twenty" at the Youghal Community Centre. Finbar has performed on stage with the Youghal Little Theatre and is the musical director of the local singing group ‘Harmony’. Rehearsals are on the way for an all-female singing choir to perform this summer. A man for all seasons. See MoreSee Less

5 0’Clock Shadow: Stage and musical director Finbar Hannon out for or a late afternoon stroll on Youghal’s famous sandy beach after the recent Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. Finbar directed many of the musicals and plays seen on stage in Youghal town over the years. He directed his own original comedy play “Weenie” at the Mall Arts Centre as well as John B Keanes Many Young Men Of Twenty at the Youghal Community Centre. Finbar has performed on stage with the Youghal Little Theatre and is the musical director of the local singing group Harmony. Rehearsals are on the way for an all-female singing choir to perform this summer. A man for all seasons.

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Wish we were strolling there in beautiful youghal xxx

Happy days

Mike Hannon💛

5 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Mystery how the ‘Ghost Ship’ the MV ALTA arrived on Irish shores without anybody knowing about it. Why did this vessel wash up in Ireland without any crew aboard?
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Because it was hijacked and abandoned by a succession of Africans and now we have to clean it up.

5 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Clifftop view of the abandoned ‘Ghost Ship’ the MV ALTA aground on the rocks near Ballycotton, East Cork, Ireland, on the 18th February 2020. The vessel has been drifting at sea since the United States Coast Guard rescued 10 crew members [Panamanian, Honduran & Greek nationals] location 2,220 kilometers southeast of Bermuda in the Atlantic ocean. The ship is currently on rocks after running aground during Storm Dennis on Sunday,16th February 2020. There was nobody on board. See MoreSee Less

Clifftop view of the abandoned ‘Ghost Ship’ the MV ALTA aground on the rocks near Ballycotton, East Cork, Ireland, on the 18th February 2020. The vessel has been drifting at sea since the United States Coast Guard rescued 10 crew members [Panamanian, Honduran & Greek nationals] location 2,220 kilometers southeast of Bermuda in the Atlantic ocean. The ship is currently on rocks after running aground during Storm Dennis on Sunday,16th February 2020. There was nobody on board.

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Drone shots of ghost ship… Piotr Kedzierski Photography

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7 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Clearing of the Youghal to Cork railway track for the new Greenway (MY Greenway)

These views show the clearing on the old railway track looking west towards Cork and east towards Youghal as seen from the ‘Ten-ton bridge’ on the bridge road on February 16th, 2020.

The Greenway is to be developed on the disused railway line between Midleton and Youghal, incorporating stop-off points at the former stations in the villages of Mogeely and Killeagh.

Routed through the scenic agricultural heartland of East Cork with a distinctive character reflecting the natural, cultural and social history of the area the Greenway is set to become an important local amenity and a trip-attracting route for visitors.

It is estimated that the Greenway will take approximately two-and-a-half years to fully complete.
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Clearing of the Youghal to Cork railway track for the new Greenway (MY Greenway)

These views show the clearing on the old railway track looking west towards Cork and east towards Youghal as seen from the Ten-ton bridge on the bridge road on February 16th, 2020.

The Greenway is to be developed on the disused railway line between Midleton and Youghal, incorporating stop-off points at the former stations in the villages of Mogeely and Killeagh. 

Routed through the scenic agricultural heartland of East Cork with a distinctive character reflecting the natural, cultural and social history of the area the Greenway is set to become an important local amenity and a trip-attracting route for visitors.

It is estimated that the Greenway will take approximately two-and-a-half years to fully complete.

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Thank God there's still people with sence. The greenaway should be scraped now

I have been preaching that back when they first announced their plans for it. The powers who believe they know best. Just think of the cars off the road and the tourism coming into Youghal. Asham they did not realize it.

Why is this cycle/walk way still been called a greenway is it going to take all the toxic and carbon belching cars and trucks off the Youghal to Cork road will it help the people of Kileagh and Castlemartyr been poisoned by all the traffic clogging up their villages every morning and evening also during the day don't think so. The only way this can be called a greenway is to relay the tracks and run trains again.

Agree100%..

7 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Phase 2 works of the Youghal Boardwalk to commence in March/April via Mary Linehan-Foley – Independent, East CorkGreat News This morning at southern Committee meeting , Phase 2 , of Boardwalk starting shortly on Front Strand , Construction to start in March / April , following cancellation of earlier tender process due to change in Works requirement , so its all positive Roll on the Summer ….. I absolutely welcome the news for Youghal, I’ve been working hard on this and welcome the update on further progress. See MoreSee Less

Phase 2 works of the Youghal Boardwalk to commence in March/April via Mary Linehan-Foley - Independent, East Cork
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