A speculative digital reconstruction of the early sixteenth-century chancel screen of St Mary's parish church in Youghal, Ireland. Using survey measurements, I developed a computer model to help me work out a possible design for the screen and its loft.
Its form is guided by the information written in historical documents and from a single piece of decorated timber, that may have been part of this original screen, found underneath the church floor during recent archaeological investigations.
I have combined influences from some surviving medieval screens found in churches in several English counties. The depiction of the Last Judgement painted above the chancel arch is imaginary, and also influenced by similar mural paintings found in several medieval English churches.
The Last Judgement, sometimes also referred to as a ‘Doom’, was a common feature of medieval churches. It was an instrument for highlighting the contrasts between the rewards of heaven and the agony of hell, intended to guide Christians away from sin and misbehavior. The second reconstruction shows the nave at St Mary's church in 1800, three hundred years later.
By this time the entire east limb of the church, the chancel, is ruinous - its chancel arch replaced by a single large window of intersecting Y tracery. Box pew seating and galleries were added to the nave to accommodate more worshipers. The long objects on the floor in the centre of the nave are radiators and were part of the church's earliest central heating system. Commissioned by Cork County Council / Scroope Design (Ireland) 2020. ... See MoreSee Less
Bru Na Si Cultural Centre welcomes 40 Ukrainians to an evening of music and song on Feel Good Friday
A great welcome from the folks at the Bru Na Si Cultural Centre here in Youghal was given last night ( Fri.13th May 2022) to around 40 Ukrainians staying at the Quality Hotel.
It was a most memorable and unique occasion and everyone pulled out all the stops for our displaced visitors. Irish Culture, traditions and song were to the fore with great hospitality as one would only expect from the members of Bru Na Si. Home baking, teas and refreshments were enjoyed by all.
Bru na Si had seen nothing like it before but they catered for it very well in their near complete extension turned into a barn type atmosphere for the occasion.
Well done to the Polish students in town who took part in the welcome - they even sang a polish song for the visitors. Not to be out sung, the Ukrainian's sang their hearts out as well. But a huge thanks to the Bru Na Si young musicians and their teachers for performing in front of the audience.
To many to thank but Caroline, Tina, Micheal, Pad, Phyll, John, Sasha, Eamonn, to name but a few who made it a really special occasion of fun, laughter, music and friendships amongst the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. ... See MoreSee Less
Sinéad Goggin, Manager of Yew Wood Venues, talks about the upcoming events in both the Mall Arts Centre and St. Mary’s Collegiate Church in Youghal.
Please contact Sinead at the links attached for further information.
Sunday afternoon concert series begins in May in the Mall Art Centre
1. John Spillane on Sunday 15th May 2022 2. Sunday Serenade – featuring Nyle Wolf (baritone), Jean Wallace (soprano) and Ryan Morgan (Tenor) 3. Filology with special guest Chris Engel – Jazz band (Friday night concert) Sunday afternoon concert series continues in June in the Collegiate Church 4. Vladimir Joblokov and his interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 5. Spero Quartet Headline acts over the Summertime in the Collegiate Church 6. Paddy Casey - June 7. The Celtic Tenors - July 8. Brian Kennedy - August
Sinéad Goggin Manager - Yew Wood Venues Office 14 - Enterprise Youghal Emmet Place Youghal Co. Cork
T 00 353 24 81823 M 087 9593276 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Visually impaired, Eugene Crotty, and his dog Orry pictured on the pavement full of dog crap near St. Raphael’s Hospital in Youghal. Gene says, “The daily walk is more like an obstacle course with the multiple piles of dog poo left behind by inconsiderate dog owners, I have to wash and clean my walking shoes every time i go for a walk”.
Stepping in dog crap is just about the most infuriating thing that can happen on a run or a walk. And unfortunately, it seems to be all over our pavements and trails. With the summer weather fast approaching and more runners and walkers out and about, people are being forced to dodge and leap over the dog poo. Some walkers and runners are actually taking to the roads to avoid the pavements altogether. This is dangerous of course with the amount of heavy traffic on the roads.
The thing is, dog poo is not only gross (no matter how cute the pups themselves are), it also poses a health risk to anyone living there. One gram of dog poop can contain up to 23 million faecal coliform bacteria. Dog faeces is also a common carrier of hookworms, roundworms, whipworms… (basically a LOT of worms) as well as salmonella and a range of other parasites. These aren’t ingredients you want in your drinking water, which is a problem, because sometimes rain runoff can wash dog poo right into water sources.
One walker said “Dog fouling is an epidemic now” Another suggested to “spray paint the piles of dog poop in bright colours to highlight the mess it makes on the streets”
Over the past few years various campaigns come and go in desperate attempts to tackle the dog poo problem on the streets. The council can only do so much and provide free pooper scoopers and dog waste bins throughout the town - but the dog litter continues to be a problem.
It is currently an offence under section 22 of the Litter Pollution Acts not to clean up after your dog has fouled. If caught, you can face a fine!.
It is unfair to the pedestrians, the children, mothers with prams, school children, responsible dog owners, council workers, tidy towns volunteers, wheelchair users, the elderly and the visually impaired, and the people who have to clean up after you - So to the irresponsible dog owners - Enough of the Crap and cop on! ... See MoreSee Less
All over the boardwalk too. Feel especially bad for vision impaired and those in wheelchairs who get it on their hands due to the few inconsiderate dog owners who know exactly what they are doing by leaving this crap behind and walking on. Very sad.
It is particularly awful on that stretch of road. Bet residents there know exactly which dog owners are responsible. They should be fined.
Is CCTV such a difficult surveillance to install? Nearly every area that has a daily, chronic issue could be identified by any regular walker in the town - Gene would definitely be a source of information as he bravely walks in nearly every corner of the town - there are plenty of dog & waste bins throughout the town & still plenty of filthy, ignorant dog owners!😡
I have been in contact with Cork County Council about dog walkers using Larchfield Rise as a place to let their dogs mess & not clearing up after them. Unless I provide a name, address, time, exact location, type of dogs, give a statement and be will to stand by that statement in court they won't do anything about it. The dog warden has to witness it if I don't do those things, but the dog warden only patrols Youghal once a week on a Tuesday! Maybe a few fines would be a good deterrent but how can they issue a fine if they only patrol once a week. Pretty sure dogs need a lot more walks in a day let alone in a week. Its no wonder they don't bother to pick up after their animals if there's no threat of being caught!
I've said this before. It should be mandatory to carry poop bags with you if you are a dog owner and areas should be patrolled by a warden, if found without a poop bag you will be fined 150€. If you have a poop bag you probably more likely to pickup after yourself. The other thing is more wardens need to be put in place as its everywhere not just Youghal that has this issue!
The paths from the top of Raheen Park to beyond the school are constantly being fouled I can clean outside my place not far from where your picture is taken up to five times a week. Most of the fouling is from bigger dogs.
Simple question: how many fines did Garda give last month or a year??
That's terrible....bet its the same dog owners every time!
Couldn't agree more, it's a disgrace. There's a new bin just outside South Abbey school so there's no excuse not to pick up after your dog.
Thank you for high lighting this problem we all love our dogs but we also pick-up after they poor shame on ye who don’t it’s just so unfair on older people and visual impaired and everyone really rant over
My child standed straight in dog poo after walking out of car by South abbey and would be destroyed going in to school if there would be no wipes in the car like its discrase and same problem in town when you walk on way to bun scoil poo is everywhere and there is a lot of kids walk that way😑 it's disgusting like anyone can get for free the bags for dog poo in council why it's so difficult to clean after your own dog I don't understand ut at all at all ...
these are all local people walking their dogs on this road
I end up cleaning dog dirt off the wheels of my buggy on a daily basis. It is everywhere! It's absolutely infuriating! The threat of a fine is laughable though since no one ever gets fined! Since it's such an issue here I don't understand why there isn't a dog warden or a litter warden walking the streets catching people in the act. It's absolutely disgusting.
It’s awful!!! You have to go for walk with your head down !!!
It's just not outside St.raphaels centre. It's getting a lot worse inside the the grounds of St.raphael's. This is their home & local people are coming in walking their dog/dog's & leaving their dogwaste all over the place. Be respectful please.
Absolutely disgusting, all parents (like ourselves) who have kids going to South Abbey have to walk past this mess, feeling sorry for the people who actually live in these houses who have this every day in front of their house, cop on and clean up!! You wouldn't like it if the party came to your doorstep!!
Agree with Jason Devlin. Should be mandatory to carry poop bags.
Thanks for highlighting this problem
I'm a dog owner..have poop bags in every pocket of every jacket and hoodie and in several areas of car..no excuse..just laziness and lack of responsibility
There should be dog owner licences and training including cleaning shit off wheels and the feeling of touching it like those in wheelchairs have too. Sometimes there’s so much it’s unavoidable
I have seen this often, someone must know who owns this dog, I cross the road at this point, then again I can see it,
Yes its all over was at Garryvoe beach last week a lady arrived with children in a people carrier and two dogs like calves and they ran down and did their business there was a wedding on the beach been photographed I just couldnt believe it I asked the lady would she clean it up and she just covered it over with sand I took photos and her car reg but what do I do with it theres no where to hand it in we have no dog wardens , it did improve for a bit here in Youghal but I think its gone bad again its just awful
Such a shame. Most people are considerate but those few who are not make other people lives a misery. Shame we can’t go and leave personal poos outside their front doors for them to step into.
I'm a dog owner and I never take my dog out without having poo bags in every pocket. I walk my dog every morning before school with my kids and it is the most stressful 20 mins every morning of having to scan the footpaths and screaming at the kids to watch out for the poo! CCTV needs to be installed. I've seen quite a few dog owners who's dog is pooing at the time I pass them and they give you a smile and wait for you to go. You know full well they aren't going to pick up the mess. I only wish I was confrontational enough to tell them off but I'm not.
I lived in the UK for 18 years and although there were areas that had a similar problem its nothing like it is in Youghal. The Iron man runners are going to have fun running around the town in a few months 🙈
To be honest this same subject comes up again and again but nothing gets done about it....a traffic warden combed the street today to put the fear into you had you to collect a prescription... but its those bringing their dogs out to fowl our footpaths and walkways that there should be a warden for.......bloody joke it is ....like many other things around town.......
Competition Winner! Congratulations Rose Kinsella!! You are the winner of 2 tickets to the much awaited John Spillane concert taking place in Youghal this coming Sunday, 15th May. You correctly noted that John will be performing in the Mall Arts Centre. We hope you will have a brilliant time at the first of our Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition!Competition Winner! Congratulations Rose Kinsella!! You are the winner of 2 tickets to the much awaited John Spillane concert taking place in Youghal this coming Sunday, 15th May. You correctly noted that John will be performing in the Mall Arts Centre. We hope you will have a brilliant time at the first of our Sunday Afternoon Concert Series. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition! Thank you Youghal Online for running the competition. Tickets for all upcoming concerts and shows are available at Youghal Heritage Tours, 85 North Main Street or through Eventbrite and telephone bookings at 087 9593276. This event is supported by LLPPS 3, Cork County Council and Dept of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. #youghalonline #musicinyoughal #eastcork #ringofcork #youghal #themallartscentre #LocalLive #corkcocopops #corkcountycouncil ... See MoreSee Less
Only a mile to go to Youghal: Old milestone and boundary marker on the outskirts of Youghal
Milestones were used along roads in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries to mark distances. The unit of measurement used was the Irish mile (2240 yards) and so surviving historic milestones are of scientific significance as a record of a historic measuring unit of distance. ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday Donovan - Born on the 10th May 1946.
Singer-songwriter, poet and storyteller Donovan discusses his early years growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, and at the tender age of ten moved to England where he took with him and the Irish and Scottish ballads he had learned as a child. He talks of receiving the ‘Honorary Cork People’ award with his wife Linda. The funny story of how he was christened with the name ‘Donovan’ (from an old western movie!)
Donovan said, “There was a revolution going on in the sixties but the main thing was Transcendental Meditation was reintroduced to the world and how he and The Beatles brought that to millions of people. He added “It’s a lifetime responsibility to introduce the gaelic tradition of poetry, music and theatre and radical thought”
Donovan’s repertoire included such classics as Catch the Wind, Sunshine Superman, Jennifer Juniper, Colours, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Mellow Yellow to name but a few.
WIN TWO TICKETS WORTH 30 EURO TO SEE JOHN SPILLANE IN CONCERT IN YOUGHAL.
Thanks to Sinead Goggin, Manager - Yew Wood Venues for generously sponsoring two free tickets to see singer songwriter John Spillane in Youghal on SUNDAY 15TH MAY AT 3PM.
Simply answer the question and put your answer in the comment box below. Sinead Goggin from the Yew Wood Venues will pick and notify the lucky winner on Thursday 12th May. Winners will be announced here and on the Youghal.ie Facebook page.
Question: What Venue is John Spillane performing in Youghal? Put your answer in the comment box below and best of luck to the winners. Sinead will be in contact.
Tickets €15 are available on Eventbrite. Proudly supported by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Cork County Council. John Spillane in Concert The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal Sunday 15th May at 3pm
Tickets €15 are available at Youghal Heritage Tours, North Main Street or through Eventbrite or telephone bookings at 087 959 3276.
This event is supported by the Local Live Performance Programme Scheme 3 County Cork together with Cork County Council & The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media.
Sinéad Goggin Manager - Yew Wood Venues Office 14 - Enterprise Youghal Emmet Place Youghal Co. Cork T 00 353 24 81823 M 087 9593276
About John Spillane John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world. As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure. A native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and a source of huge creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today. A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland. With an extensive back catalogue beginning with the 1997 album The Wells of the World, his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and many others. Twelve albums later, John is set to release his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow White Horses. Recorded in London with Pauline Scanlon and produced by John Reynolds the album is inspired by John’s travels around Ireland. The decision to release the album independently allowed for a greater sense of creative freedom and these new songs are full of poetry, Irish mythology and wonder. 100 Snow White Horses will be released on April 2nd 2021. 'I sing John Spillane songs everywhere I go. John has been my favourite songwriter for the past ten years.' Christy Moore '... glorious technicolour hues that transcend linguistic boundaries; world music for a new world.' Irish Times '… these tracks exhibit Spillane’s remarkably prolific output of gorgeous, peaceful tunes.' Hot Press 'John writes catchy, heartfelt folk-pop songs with the bonus of actually meaning something.' The Sunday Business Post
Competition Winner! Congratulations Rose Kinsella!!
You are the winner of 2 tickets to the much awaited John Spillane concert taking place in Youghal this coming Sunday, 15th May. You correctly noted that John will be performing in the Mall Arts Centre. We hope you will have a brilliant time at the first of our Sunday Afternoon Concert Series.
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the competition!
The Mall Arts Centre will be a lovely place to see John Spillane
Archive: Youghal 1985 One for the books! Some beauties in this photograph taken in the Youghal CYMS during the 24hour Snooker Marathon for LIVE AID '85. In the centre is Dick Power, Chairman of the Youghal Urban District Council. At the back is Tommy Hussey snr wearing the glasses with a young Brendan Cooney and Billy Nunn on the right.
Ray Phelan can be seen as well as Adrain Landers and Tom Wall. Can you name anymore. Comment box below please.
There were many fundraisers around the town for the Live Aid 1985 such was the impact of the famine in Ethiopia. Some may remember another fundraiser for the global event in one of the town's first music pubs at the time called "Snoopers" on South Main Street run by the Cooney family.
Live Aid was a benefit concert held on Saturday 13 July 1985, as well as a music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise further funds for relief of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia, a movement that started with the release of the successful charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in December 1984. Billed as the "global jukebox", Live Aid was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, attended by about 72,000 people and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, US, attended by 89,484 people
Throughout the concerts, viewers were urged to donate money to the Live Aid cause. ... See MoreSee Less
Youghal locals rally to ensure athletes will be accommodated for Ironman. Youghal Business Alliance chairman Ger Flanagan said locals had stepped up to ensure that anyone who needed somewhere to stay was facilitated, either through host families or holiday homes.
The Youghal community is rallying together to accommodate Ironman athletes who have had bookings cancelled for the August event.
Youghal Business Alliance chairman Ger Flanagan said locals had stepped up to ensure that anyone who needed somewhere to stay was facilitated, either through host families or holiday homes.
“There has been huge uptake, a lot of people have come forward, mostly private houses with spare rooms, and many are taking them in without charging,” he said.