Well done mike you did him proud . He will be so missed . Rest In Peace Donal 💔💔💔💔
What a beautiful mass with beautiful music very fitting for Donal who is now withheld lord and his mam and dad now may he Rest In Peace 💔💔💔💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Thanks to Fr . Donal for his service to the church and to the US. Semper Fedelis . RIP.
Will miss you Fr Donal. may you now rest and be at peace.🙏
You are very missed love and peace to the family blessings from the Woolevers in nevada
What a beautiful mass! I’m so happy he’s finally home and he will be laid to rest with his parents. He will be greatly missed.
💕🙏💕🙏Margie from Nevada . Thank you for being with us when we buried my dear son. 💕🙏💕🙏 to you and your family.😢✝️🕎🛐
Beautiful mass thank you Condolences to all Donald's family and many friends Home and away 💔 🙏
Sending prayers and love from Gardnerville, NV. Father Dan was a man of strength and faith. I will always cherish my time with him as our Pastor at St. Gall.
Beautiful mass, emotional day, so proud to have this family to call my friends. Rest in peace Donal.
My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the family and close friends of Father Dan. He was a wonderful priest. Father Dan (the memory of) will live in heart with great love, admiration, and respect. ☦🙏☦
(October 8th 2021) Huge support from Youghal as family and friends travel to the Tallaght Stadium in Dublin to watch Jake O'Brien play in the Ireland U21 team against Luxemburg. Ireland went on to beat Luxemburg by two goals to Nil. Congratulations to Jake for representing his country and to his proud family and the loyal supporters from Youghal.
Pictures: Family and friends supporting Jake O Brien at Tallaght Stadium. Ireland v Luxembourg U21 International Soccer. Ireland won 2-0
Sophie Lawlor with her boyfriend Jake at the Ireland v Luxembourg U21 International Soccer. Ireland won 2-0
Jake O'Brien with his mother Richella Bennett and his grandfather Pat O Brien at the Ireland v Luxembourg U21 International Soccer. Ireland won 2-0
Pat O Brien, Chris O Brien, Jake O Brien, Rían & Rosana O Brien at the Ireland v Luxembourg U21 International Soccer. Ireland won 2-0 ... See MoreSee Less
SPOT THE BALL, I mean face: Soccer Team pictured at St. Raphael's Hospital, Youghal, back in 1974. Can you recognise any of these well known faces? The colour jersey is unusual in that it doesn't seem to fit the colours of Sars or Youghal United teams from that era. The guy with the bandana went to on fame as one of Community Radio Youghal's most well known sports broadcasters when it was first broadcast in 1979 and he even spinned the records as DJ one time as well! Can you name the face? Comments below please. Cry Youghal ... See MoreSee Less
Youghal snooker sensation Ross Bulman to play in the European Under 21 Snooker Championships in Albufeira Portugal (4th to 7th October 2021)
Ross flew out today, Friday, 1st October and his first match will be on Monday, 4th, October 2021.
Speaking at the sponsorship cheque presentation by Bertie's Bar Youghal, Ross said, "I would like to thank Paul, Carmel and the Dempsey family (Sponsors) and all the customers at Bertie's Bar. I am very happy with their continued sponsorship, support and loyalty to me and I hope I will make them proud in the upcoming European Under 21 Snooker Championships in Albufeira Portugal. I would also like to thank my family and all the lads down in the Youghal CYMS for what they have done for me down the years. I know the lads in the bar and the town will be wishing me all the luck in my quest for glory on the green baize."
Proprietor Paul Dempsey said, "Ross is a thorough gentleman and is a huge talent on the green baize. Everybody here at Bertie's Bar wishes him the very very best. The Dempsey family are delighted to sponsor Ross. He is a role model for the younger generation and comes from a much respected family in town. I have no doubt Ross will make it big in the not to distant future"
Pictured at the new all weather outdoor drinking area called "The Garden at Bertie's" are proprietor Paul Dempsey (Sponsor) pouring the black with rising snooker sensation Ross Bulman who hopes to pot black in the European Under 21 Snooker Championships 2021.
Bertie's Bar have made a huge effort during the Covid-19 crisis to upgrade the beer garden, courtyard and providing outdoor seating and spaces. Visit Bertie's Bar Youghal on Facebook. The place is only fab! ... See MoreSee Less
Kieran McCarthy Thank you so much for sharing. ☘️. Beautiful
Miss Youghal and all my family and friends
Mr Kellleher was my teacher Jimmy but had too arms ,I think you are talking about Mr Keane.
Beautiful Pictures thank you for shareing.
Hi All, I have a favour to ask, I want someone who went to school with Me especially in 4th Class, I remember our teacher back then I think he was called Mr Kelleher and he had only One Arm Something happened in Class, exactly what it was I can't tie down, it is constantly on my mind. I need to do something about it. If you can help Please PM me Jim O'Brien (Mosey) Hillcrest. xxx
My name is Peter Nasca. I'm located in Youghal in the Republic of Ireland. I'm a self taught artist in Metal Embossing (Metaloplastie).
All my Metal Pictures are unique & 100% handmade using a very old modelling technique of metal plates ( in my case, I use aluminium plates) They are only a very few artists in the world who are still working manually in metal plates. The process is very time consuming and without the possibility of repair if mistakes occur.
Using all of the technical knowledge and experience gained over time, I have managed to master this art form without any support from anyone. Moreover, I manage to express my personality and the way I analyse all the things around me by modelling metal. That is why you will be able to find in my creations, a big diversity of subjects and themes from a wide range of fields. It is my personal method of marking my humble presence on this earth and of leaving a part of my soul and my way of being, to future generations.
You can find some of the images of my work on this site, my LinkedIn profile, on my YouTube channel, and on Google Images. For those interested in buying one of my works or maybe want to order works with specific topics, I can be contacted at www.peternasca-art.com/contact... See MoreSee Less
Crossing the Blackwater at Rhincrew - i gContae Portlairge By Mike Hackett.
Can you imagine a river so long that it rises in the hills of North-East Kerry and enters the sea between West-Waterford and East-Cork – over a hundred miles away. ‘Broadwater’ was the original name before it became An Abha Mhor (the Big River) and then later – Blackwater. As those names suggest – it is big and broad. Add strong and deep to give an idea of the great challenge that it presented to travellers.
In the lower section - Ardsallagh rises high over the eastern side - and here an earthen Dun or Fort stood in early centuries to protect the native Irish hunters and fishermen. Later the Danes ventured upriver in the 9th century to plunder Molana Abbey at Dair Inis (the Isle of the Oaks) and Lismore - many times. On the more wooded western side of the river – the sizeable ivy-clad relics of the Knights Templar of Rhincrew can still be seen on the hilltop. The pilgrim knights built this fine fortress in the late 12th century to give them a commanding view of the river and estuary – plus a panorama from Ardmore to Youghal Bay.
As late as two centuries ago – there was no bridge crossing this lower section of the river. It was crossed using a rope-drawn barge-like craft from Tinnabinna on the Waterford side to the slob-lands on the Cork side. To give an insight into how poor times were - people were carried over in this craft without charge – but an animal was a penny for a return journey. When the Clashmore people would arrive at the loading stage – they would tie their animal to a tree before crossing free on the barge. This was because they couldn’t spare the penny to pay the animal’s passage.
Landing on the mud-flats at the Cork side – they would then walk the mile to Youghal to do their shopping – and bring out the bags of meal on their backs to the ferry. Then crossing over free again to Tinnabinna – they would put the load on their pony or donkey before heading off over Ardsallagh for Clashmore. Such laborious work – and all because they hadn’t a penny to spare.
In 1833 – after a short causeway had been built from the Cork side - a timber bridge was built to link up the two counties. It was constructed using larch timber – which lasts well underwater – and that bridge served for fifty years until 1883. When the timber was taken from it – the local folk took bits away to use for roof supports and door jams. A door-jam that was made from the bridge larch is still in place not far from the bridge location
Next came the famous metal bridge – and during the construction of it in 1881-3 – a large number of local labourers found employment on the project. The conditions were very harsh for all labourers – generally speaking – towards the end of that century. Times have changed so much since - that it is hard for us – nearly a century and a half later – to imagine life without good working conditions. National Health payments and Widows’ and Orphans’ pensions were unheard of. Couple that with poor safety measures, bad clothing, inadequate diet and rampant T.B. Such was the lot of the locals working on that bridge. It was said that if a man working on the bridge wore even a waistcoat – he would be sent home. It was felt that he should be able to keep himself warm without it – even on the coldest day.
For eighty years – that structure carried the considerable Waterford-Cork traffic – although for its last few years – it was somewhat restricted because of age. Barrels of sand were placed along the length of it in staggered fashion - through which cars had to weave to slow them up. Vibration was the biggest enemy as the rust ate deeper into the metal supports.
Because of those barrels on the bridge – the C.I.E. public buses – coming from Cork and from Waterford - could no longer cross over. The buses would park on their respective sides in special bays – while the passengers walked across. At 10-30 am, 3 pm and 7-30pm every day - the buses would arrive simultaneously and – regardless of weather – the passengers would walk across. The drivers and conductors stayed with their own vehicles. Mick Ahern – who had a hackney car – was engaged to bring the luggage and senior people across – but of course he could only fit a few into his car. Most had to walk across – enduring the wind, rain and cold on that bleak connection. The Cork side especially was very exposed with its mere three-foot high light railing – while the Waterford side had much-higher stronger sides.
A local character named Mick Keogh was a bus conductor and was quick to see entertainment in any situation. On stormy days – Mick would walk back the aisle of the bus warning the passengers to keep low on the impending test-of-nerve. “The last person blown over was never found” he would say as he wound up their fears. “And don’t run back to me – I won’t let you back onto my bus” he would tease. Then if somebody had a bike in the hold – he would encourage them to ride it over across the windswept river. Mick was merely being himself – great fun – but strangers did not always see him like that.
One stormy day – a female traveller refused point-blank to cross the river – not even in the hackney car – such was her great fear of water. Mick tried all kinds of bluff and persuasion to no avail. He even told her bluntly that she could not retrace her journey with him. The bus and crew at the other side of the river were waiting patiently. Mick was at his wits end – but he was a crafty character and had one last trick up his sleeve. Along came Jack Rapley in his little van and Mick waved him down. “Would you bring this lady back to town in your van – out of my sight. She is afraid of water”. Jack agreed and the woman was placed in the back of the van – because Jack’s wife was in the passenger seat in front. Mick whispered something to Jack and the van did a quick U turn and quickly drove across the bridge. The woman - in the darkness of the back of the van – didn’t know where she was. But when the doors were opened on the Waterford side – having crossed the bridge – she gave an almighty roar that Mick could hear on the Cork side. She then boarded the Waterford bus to continue her journey. Good thinking Mick!.
Gates were then erected at both ends to get traffic stopped before driving over. Those gates were manned around the clock – with booths like telephone kiosks beside them to keep the gate-men dry and warm while that rusting metal structure served the its few years.
On 23rd January 1963 – the ‘new’ concrete bridge – a bit further upriver - replaced the metal one. The plaque on this mentions that it was opened by Neil Blaney T.D. from Donegal – but it was not. He took sick the day before and the plaques were already cast and erected at both ends. The ceremony was really performed by Donagh O’Malley T.D. from Limerick – who was the substitute.
This ‘new’ bridge is far higher over the water than its predecessor and has no opening span – as tall ships no longer venture up the river. Happily – despite the dangers – no life was lost in the building of the concrete bridge - but sadly one man was lost during the dismantling of the old metal one.
So the next time that you cross this great river – pause awhile. Notice the shags drying their wings as they stand like statutes - the herons spaced along the water’s edge silently fishing – and the oyster catchers so busy amongst the seaweed. Admire the woodland hills – rising high above the bridge – and think of all the history this place has seen.
Photo of Brickyard: The men from Ballycurrane, Clashmore and Geatha Cross would walk across that bridge in the early morning – to be at work at the Brickyard for 6 am. Again in the evening at 6 pm – they would cross over to go back home. And it was six days every week.
The Clock Gate at night from the east side. Notice the large rectangular blocks of masonry that are built into the corners of the tower. They are used as a load-bearing feature to provide strength and weather protection and also for aesthetic purposes to add detail and accentuate the outside corners of the building.
During the Clock Gate restoration project back in 2014 this side of the building had to be covered with special cladding to prevent water ingress and penetrating damp from seeping into the interior of the building. It is now a wonderful restored museum.
In earlier times slate tile cladding was used on the north and south facing walls as weather protection from the rain. Back then it could have been called the Clock Slate!
Notice to what looks like the Youghal town cannon guns on the right hand corner of the picture. The cannon guns were once perched on the town walls but they were originally located much nearer the quayside by the river to protect the town. Some of the cannons are now located at either side to the entrance of the Town Hall and in the college gardens.
A disappointing part of that 2014 restoration was the really poor workmanship on the rainwater hopper and downpipe system on that wall elevation which is now badly leaking on nearly every joint and must be soaking into the building at this stage, the clearly visible water stains can be seen the entire length of the downpipes.