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Youghal · County Cork · Ireland

Youghal, a seaside town in Co. Cork, Ireland, is a blend of ancient history, heritage, and coastal charm. It offers miles of sandy beaches, stunning coastal views, and modern amenities, making it an ideal vacation destination.

The town’s history can be explored through its heritage sites and landmarks, such as the 13th-century St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal Town Walls and Youghal Friary. Figures like Oliver Cromwell, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Richard Boyle have left their mark on the town, which also features the iconic Youghal Clock Gate Tower.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and cycling through the scenic countryside, while the long stretch of sandy beach offers opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

The town also boasts a variety of dining and entertainment options, from traditional Irish pubs to contemporary restaurants and cafes, and hosts events and festivals throughout the year.

Our guide on accommodation in Youghal helps you find the best options for your stay. From cozy bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, self-catering to luxurious hotels, we have something for everyone.

Youghal is an enchanting town on the Irish coast, where history, nature, and comfort come together. You will have a wonderful time exploring its rich heritage and scenic surroundings.

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13/04/2024 - A Triumphant Premiere: The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre Captivates Youghal!

This evening, the historic Regal Cinema in Youghal played host to the premiere of a remarkable film, Michael Twomeys The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre. The atmosphere was electric, a celebration not just of cinemas pioneers, the Horgan brothers, but of Youghals own rich heritage that stretched back to the birth of cinema itself.

A NIGHT STEEPED IN HISTORY AND LOCAL TALENT
The evening commenced with a warm introduction by Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director of the Triskel Arts Centre. Tony and Michael had previously collaborated on a film titled Heart in the Stone, commemorating 800 years of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church. His praise for Michaels work set the tone for the evening, a journey into Youghals cinematic past, expertly interwoven with the present. The audience, a delightful mix of film enthusiasts and Youghal residents, leaned in with anticipation. Tony announced that the film would screen at a later date in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, promising another opportunity for audiences to experience its magic.

The film itself, a masterpiece in black and white, unfolded with narration from Horgan family members, weaving a tapestry of their familys legacy and its profound impact on Youghal. It wasnt simply a historical documentary; it was a personal story filled with warmth and a touch of humour, mirroring the spirit of the Horgan brothers themselves.

EARLY INNOVATORS AND THE BIRTH OF YOUGHALS MOVING IMAGE LEGACY
We learned of the brothers remarkable journey from photographers to filmmakers, their ingenuity on full display as they adapted a projector into a camera. This innovation led to the creation of The Youghal Gazette, a newsreel-style marvel that captured the essence of Youghal life. Their establishment of a cinema, a cornerstone of Youghals social life, further solidified their place in the towns history. A special highlight was the inclusion of the Clock Tower Animation, a playful exploration of animation in its infancy. This delightful piece, a testament to the brothers ceaseless experimentation, solidified the Horgan brothers place as early Irish film pioneers who were not afraid to push boundaries.

Dr. Gwenda Young, senior lecturer in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, highlighted a key aspect during her narration. She noted, The Horgan brothers filmed Ireland from within, rather than through the outsider lens of perspectives at the time. This insight emphasised the brothers distinctive approach, providing an authentic portrayal of Ireland from an internal perspective.

Additionally, Kieran McCarthys camerawork in capturing the interviews added depth to the film. His collaboration with Michael on various film projects highlighted their collective commitment to preserving and showcasing Youghals rich cinematic heritage.

LAUGHTER, TEARS, AND A CELEBRATION OF YOUGHALS SPIRIT
The film masterfully evoked a range of emotions. From the heartwarming depictions of religious events like the Youghal Corpus Christi Procession, where thousands thronged the narrow streets, to the poignant poverty captured in archived images, the audience was transported back in time. Laughter erupted at moments of comic brilliance, a testament to the Horgan brothers playful spirit, evident even in their black and white portraits.

A MASTERFUL PRODUCTION THAT WENT BEYOND THE SCREEN
The audience, captivated for over an hour, erupted in applause at the films conclusion. The Horgan Brothers transcended a mere documentary; it was a piece of art that transported viewers back in time. The transitions were seamless, the use of animation by Michaels son Nathan Twomey added a whimsical touch, and the expertly woven narration, mainly by female contributors, provided a well-rounded perspective.

The films production was made possible through funding from the Cork County Council Arts Office, with Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer, in attendance, further emphasising the community support and investment in preserving local cultural legacies.

A TOUCH OF HOLLYWOOD AND A LOOK TO THE FUTURE
The screening was followed by a heartfelt speech from Jim Horgan, thanking Michael Twomey for his dedication to the project and for bringing the Horgan family history to life on the big screen. The excitement continued as the upcoming Youghal Film and Photography Museum was acknowledged, promising to add another chapter to Youghals cinematic story and ensuring that the legacy of the Horgan brothers would continue to inspire future generations.

A PROLONGED APPLAUSE FILLED THE REGAL CINEMA
The thunderous applause resonating through the Regal Cinema wasnt just for the film; it was a celebration of Youghals place in Irish cinema. The Horgan brothers were local heroes, and Michael Twomey, another son of Youghal, had brought their story to life in a way that resonated deeply. It was a night that rekindled the spirit of Youghals golden age of cinema, a time when two cinemas on Friar Street, Horgans Picture Palace and Hursts Regal Cinema Youghal, catered to a thousand moviegoers at any given time. The sense of community pride was palpable.

The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre is a must-see for anyone with a genuine interest in Irish film history or a yearning to experience a truly exceptional documentary.  The film, a landmark achievement in its own right,  screens for a second time at the Regal Cinema on Monday, April 15th at 8 pm.  Dont miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a cornerstone of Youghals cinematic legacy.

DONT MISS OUT!
Tickets are still available for the upcoming screening at the Regal Cinema on Monday, April 15th at 8 pm. Dont miss this opportunity to experience a piece of cinematic magic that celebrates Youghals rich heritage and the enduring legacy of the Horgan brothers. The film will screen at a later date in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Photo: Michael Twomeys pictured outside the Regal cinema, Youghal with The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre. poster on Saturday, 13th, April, 2024.
By Michael Hussey | Photo: Michael Hussey

13/04/2024 - A Triumphant Premiere: "The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre" Captivates Youghal!

This evening, the historic Regal Cinema in Youghal played host to the premiere of a remarkable film, Michael Twomey's "The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre." The atmosphere was electric, a celebration not just of cinema's pioneers, the Horgan brothers, but of Youghal's own rich heritage that stretched back to the birth of cinema itself.

A NIGHT STEEPED IN HISTORY AND LOCAL TALENT
The evening commenced with a warm introduction by Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director of the Triskel Arts Centre. Tony and Michael had previously collaborated on a film titled "Heart in the Stone," commemorating 800 years of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church. His praise for Michael's work set the tone for the evening, a journey into Youghal's cinematic past, expertly interwoven with the present. The audience, a delightful mix of film enthusiasts and Youghal residents, leaned in with anticipation. Tony announced that the film would screen at a later date in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, promising another opportunity for audiences to experience its magic.

The film itself, a masterpiece in black and white, unfolded with narration from Horgan family members, weaving a tapestry of their family's legacy and its profound impact on Youghal. It wasn't simply a historical documentary; it was a personal story filled with warmth and a touch of humour, mirroring the spirit of the Horgan brothers themselves.

EARLY INNOVATORS AND THE BIRTH OF YOUGHAL'S MOVING IMAGE LEGACY
We learned of the brothers' remarkable journey from photographers to filmmakers, their ingenuity on full display as they adapted a projector into a camera. This innovation led to the creation of "The Youghal Gazette," a newsreel-style marvel that captured the essence of Youghal life. Their establishment of a cinema, a cornerstone of Youghal's social life, further solidified their place in the town's history. A special highlight was the inclusion of the "Clock Tower Animation," a playful exploration of animation in its infancy. This delightful piece, a testament to the brothers' ceaseless experimentation, solidified the Horgan brothers' place as early Irish film pioneers who were not afraid to push boundaries.

Dr. Gwenda Young, senior lecturer in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, highlighted a key aspect during her narration. She noted, "The Horgan brothers filmed Ireland from within, rather than through the outsider lens of perspectives at the time." This insight emphasised the brothers' distinctive approach, providing an authentic portrayal of Ireland from an internal perspective.

Additionally, Kieran McCarthy's camerawork in capturing the interviews added depth to the film. His collaboration with Michael on various film projects highlighted their collective commitment to preserving and showcasing Youghal's rich cinematic heritage.

LAUGHTER, TEARS, AND A CELEBRATION OF YOUGHAL'S SPIRIT
The film masterfully evoked a range of emotions. From the heartwarming depictions of religious events like the Youghal Corpus Christi Procession, where thousands thronged the narrow streets, to the poignant poverty captured in archived images, the audience was transported back in time. Laughter erupted at moments of comic brilliance, a testament to the Horgan brothers' playful spirit, evident even in their black and white portraits.

A MASTERFUL PRODUCTION THAT WENT BEYOND THE SCREEN
The audience, captivated for over an hour, erupted in applause at the film's conclusion. "The Horgan Brothers" transcended a mere documentary; it was a piece of art that transported viewers back in time. The transitions were seamless, the use of animation by Michael's son Nathan Twomey added a whimsical touch, and the expertly woven narration, mainly by female contributors, provided a well-rounded perspective.

The film's production was made possible through funding from the Cork County Council Arts Office, with Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer, in attendance, further emphasising the community support and investment in preserving local cultural legacies.

A TOUCH OF HOLLYWOOD AND A LOOK TO THE FUTURE
The screening was followed by a heartfelt speech from Jim Horgan, thanking Michael Twomey for his dedication to the project and for bringing the Horgan family history to life on the big screen. The excitement continued as the upcoming Youghal Film and Photography Museum was acknowledged, promising to add another chapter to Youghal's cinematic story and ensuring that the legacy of the Horgan brothers would continue to inspire future generations.

A PROLONGED APPLAUSE FILLED THE REGAL CINEMA
The thunderous applause resonating through the Regal Cinema wasn't just for the film; it was a celebration of Youghal's place in Irish cinema. The Horgan brothers were local heroes, and Michael Twomey, another son of Youghal, had brought their story to life in a way that resonated deeply. It was a night that rekindled the spirit of Youghal's golden age of cinema, a time when two cinemas on Friar Street, Horgans Picture Palace and Hursts Regal Cinema Youghal, catered to a thousand moviegoers at any given time. The sense of community pride was palpable.

"The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre" is a must-see for anyone with a genuine interest in Irish film history or a yearning to experience a truly exceptional documentary. The film, a landmark achievement in its own right, screens for a second time at the Regal Cinema on Monday, April 15th at 8 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a cornerstone of Youghal's cinematic legacy.

DON'T MISS OUT!
Tickets are still available for the upcoming screening at the Regal Cinema on Monday, April 15th at 8 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to experience a piece of cinematic magic that celebrates Youghal's rich heritage and the enduring legacy of the Horgan brothers. The film will screen at a later date in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.

Photo: Michael Twomey's pictured outside the Regal cinema, Youghal with "The Horgan Brothers: Princes of the Picture Theatre." poster on Saturday, 13th, April, 2024.
By Michael Hussey | Photo: Michael Hussey
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Do you have to have a ticket or can you just arrive on the night???

Well Done Michael and your team it was unbelievable , A great evening , it was truly captivating certainly a must see .. Thank you so much for invite ⭐️

What a film Michael did ! such a superb job on this piece of historical record which I will treasure and hopefully will get the recognition and accolades it deserves! Michael Twomey thank you from the whole Horgan family for a job superbly done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And to Nathan Twomey congratulations on a brilliant piece of animation it really did enhance the story and I know my Grandfather and his brothers would have been impressed with your work !

Thanks, Ted. It was great to see you all together.

Congratulations Michael

Well done mike, another one a sucess

Well done Michael 👏

Brid Goggin Sexton

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12/04/2024 - IRISH FARMERS: CAUGHT IN A DOWNPOUR OF CLIMATE CONCERNS AND POLICY FRUSTRATION

Incessant rainfall across Ireland isnt merely inundating agricultural fields; its threatening the mental well-being of the nations farmers. Erratic weather patterns, coupled with the intensifying frequency and severity of floods due to climate change, are creating a perfect storm for mental health struggles.

Irish farmers, traditionally stoic stewards of the land, now face a relentless barrage of anxieties. Livelihoods, crops, and infrastructure – all precariously teeter on the whims of the weather. The pressure is immense, and the deeply ingrained culture of self-reliance within the agricultural community can make seeking help a significant hurdle.

A DOUBLE BIND: ENVIRONMENTAL ANXIETY COMPOUNDED BY POLICY FRUSTRATION
Irish farmers find themselves caught in a double bind. While acknowledging the urgency of addressing climate change, recent studies suggest that newly implemented government policies designed to tackle the issue are fueling a mental health crisis amongst them. These policies, perceived as unfair or impractical for their specific circumstances, add frustration and feelings of helplessness to the already heavy burden they carry. Imagine the constant worry about floods, further compounded by the fear of losing their land or way of life due to perceived punitive regulations.

BUILDING A BRIDGE OF SUPPORT: RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND TAILORED RESPONSES
Tailored emergency response models that address the unique needs of farmers during floods and other crises are vital. This could include readily accessible mental health resources and practical support networks specifically designed to navigate difficult times. Financial aid programs that consider the emotional toll of such events, alongside traditional measures to repair physical damage, can also play a crucial role.

Irish farmers are the backbone of the nations food production system. By providing them with the necessary resources, education, and support, we can ensure not only the health of our agricultural industry, but also the well-being of the people who keep our plates full. In the face of a changing climate, we need to build a bridge of support as robust as the landscapes they tend. This bridge must address not just the environmental challenges, but also the very real anxieties caused by government policy. Only then can we ensure the long-term sustainability of both the agricultural sector and the mental well-being of the farmers who sustain us.
- Photo: Michael Hussey
#IrishMentalHealth
#SaveIrishFarms
#MentalHealthMatters
#StandWithFarmers
#RuralMentalHealth
#FarmingLife
#WeatherWoes
#GovernmentPolicy
#SustainableAgriculture

12/04/2024 - IRISH FARMERS: CAUGHT IN A DOWNPOUR OF CLIMATE CONCERNS AND POLICY FRUSTRATION

Incessant rainfall across Ireland isn't merely inundating agricultural fields; it's threatening the mental well-being of the nation's farmers. Erratic weather patterns, coupled with the intensifying frequency and severity of floods due to climate change, are creating a perfect storm for mental health struggles.

Irish farmers, traditionally stoic stewards of the land, now face a relentless barrage of anxieties. Livelihoods, crops, and infrastructure – all precariously teeter on the whims of the weather. The pressure is immense, and the deeply ingrained culture of self-reliance within the agricultural community can make seeking help a significant hurdle.

A DOUBLE BIND: ENVIRONMENTAL ANXIETY COMPOUNDED BY POLICY FRUSTRATION
Irish farmers find themselves caught in a double bind. While acknowledging the urgency of addressing climate change, recent studies suggest that newly implemented government policies designed to tackle the issue are fueling a mental health crisis amongst them. These policies, perceived as unfair or impractical for their specific circumstances, add frustration and feelings of helplessness to the already heavy burden they carry. Imagine the constant worry about floods, further compounded by the fear of losing their land or way of life due to perceived punitive regulations.

BUILDING A BRIDGE OF SUPPORT: RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND TAILORED RESPONSES
Tailored emergency response models that address the unique needs of farmers during floods and other crises are vital. This could include readily accessible mental health resources and practical support networks specifically designed to navigate difficult times. Financial aid programs that consider the emotional toll of such events, alongside traditional measures to repair physical damage, can also play a crucial role.

Irish farmers are the backbone of the nation's food production system. By providing them with the necessary resources, education, and support, we can ensure not only the health of our agricultural industry, but also the well-being of the people who keep our plates full. In the face of a changing climate, we need to build a bridge of support as robust as the landscapes they tend. This bridge must address not just the environmental challenges, but also the very real anxieties caused by government policy. Only then can we ensure the long-term sustainability of both the agricultural sector and the mental well-being of the farmers who sustain us.
- Photo: Michael Hussey
#irishmentalhealth
#saveirishfarms
#mentalhealthmatters
#StandWithFarmers
#ruralmentalhealth
#farminglife
#weatherwoes
#governmentpolicy
#sustainableagriculture
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11/04/2024 - Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley Secures Positive Progress Update on St Raphaels Campus Development in Youghal

YOUGHAL, East Corks well-known and esteemed female Councillor, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, has once again demonstrated her unwavering commitment to the community by securing a positive progress update on the St Raphaels Campus development in Youghal. The long-awaited development promises to bring significant benefits to the town and surrounding area, and Cllr. Linehan Foley has been at the forefront of ensuring the community remains informed of the latest developments.

At the recent HSE Forum meeting, Cllr. Linehan Foley posed a question about the plans for the existing buildings on the St Raphaels Campus. In response, the HSE provided a comprehensive update on the current and proposed developments, highlighting the positive progress made so far.

The HSE confirmed that services, including Disability Services and administration staff, are still operational on the site. Additionally, the National Ambulance Service (NAS) maintains a presence on campus. The HSEs Estates Department has submitted a Capital Initiation Document for a NAS Training College to be located in St Raphaels Campus, which would serve the area from Wexford to Kerry.

The proposed 60-bed Community Nursing Unit (CNU) at St Raphaels Campus is currently at Stage 2B of the project. The HSE confirmed that a pre-planning meeting was carried out on 28/02/2024, and the Design Team is working on the planning application. The planning application for the 60-bed CNU facility has been lodged, and the indicative timeline for the project includes the Fire Certificate and Disability Access Certificate to be lodged by Q2 2024, with the tender for the works to be issued in Q3 2024. The projected construction commencement is Q4 2024, although any potential delays due to referral to An Bord Pleanála are not taken into account.

The master plan for St Raphaels, Youghal includes proposed projects in the early stages of development, such as the provision of existing services on site, a refurbishment to create a Paramedic Training College for the National Ambulance Service, an Older Persons Day Care Service, an extension and refurbishment of the existing Disability Service facility, Oakvale Residential Home, and a potential provision of a new National Ambulance base. These proposed projects will be included in the proposed masterplan, which is still under review and consideration.

Cllr. Linehan Foley has been instrumental in keeping the people of Youghal and the surrounding area updated on the latest news regarding the St Raphaels Campus development. Her dedication to her role as a Councillor and her commitment to the community are evident in her tireless efforts to ensure the community is informed and engaged in the development process.

The progress update on the St Raphaels Campus development is a testament to Cllr. Linehan Foleys unwavering commitment to her role as a Councillor and her dedication to serving the people of Youghal and the surrounding area. Her familys rich political history and her own experience as a former chairwoman of the UDC and Mayor of the town make her an invaluable asset to the community.

The proposed developments promise to bring significant benefits to the town and surrounding area, and Cllr. Linehan Foley will continue to keep the community informed and engaged in the development process.

Photo: Embraced by Community: St Raphaels Centre Becomes Youghals Healthcare Oasis.

11/04/2024 - Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley Secures Positive Progress Update on St Raphael's Campus Development in Youghal

YOUGHAL, East Cork's well-known and esteemed female Councillor, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, has once again demonstrated her unwavering commitment to the community by securing a positive progress update on the St Raphael's Campus development in Youghal. The long-awaited development promises to bring significant benefits to the town and surrounding area, and Cllr. Linehan Foley has been at the forefront of ensuring the community remains informed of the latest developments.

At the recent HSE Forum meeting, Cllr. Linehan Foley posed a question about the plans for the existing buildings on the St Raphael's Campus. In response, the HSE provided a comprehensive update on the current and proposed developments, highlighting the positive progress made so far.

The HSE confirmed that services, including Disability Services and administration staff, are still operational on the site. Additionally, the National Ambulance Service (NAS) maintains a presence on campus. The HSE's Estates Department has submitted a Capital Initiation Document for a NAS Training College to be located in St Raphael's Campus, which would serve the area from Wexford to Kerry.

The proposed 60-bed Community Nursing Unit (CNU) at St Raphael's Campus is currently at Stage 2B of the project. The HSE confirmed that a pre-planning meeting was carried out on 28/02/2024, and the Design Team is working on the planning application. The planning application for the 60-bed CNU facility has been lodged, and the indicative timeline for the project includes the Fire Certificate and Disability Access Certificate to be lodged by Q2 2024, with the tender for the works to be issued in Q3 2024. The projected construction commencement is Q4 2024, although any potential delays due to referral to An Bord Pleanála are not taken into account.

The master plan for St Raphael's, Youghal includes proposed projects in the early stages of development, such as the provision of existing services on site, a refurbishment to create a Paramedic Training College for the National Ambulance Service, an Older Person's Day Care Service, an extension and refurbishment of the existing Disability Service facility, Oakvale Residential Home, and a potential provision of a new National Ambulance base. These proposed projects will be included in the proposed masterplan, which is still under review and consideration.

Cllr. Linehan Foley has been instrumental in keeping the people of Youghal and the surrounding area updated on the latest news regarding the St Raphael's Campus development. Her dedication to her role as a Councillor and her commitment to the community are evident in her tireless efforts to ensure the community is informed and engaged in the development process.

The progress update on the St Raphael's Campus development is a testament to Cllr. Linehan Foley's unwavering commitment to her role as a Councillor and her dedication to serving the people of Youghal and the surrounding area. Her family's rich political history and her own experience as a former chairwoman of the UDC and Mayor of the town make her an invaluable asset to the community.

The proposed developments promise to bring significant benefits to the town and surrounding area, and Cllr. Linehan Foley will continue to keep the community informed and engaged in the development process.

Photo: Embraced by Community: St Raphael's Centre Becomes Youghal's Healthcare Oasis.
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Well done Mary, good luck 👍

Jaysus two days ago it was James O’Connor TD 🤔 nothing like politicians claiming good news 😂

Well done M. L. F,where would we be without you 👍👍👍👍👍

Well done Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley - Independent, East Cork

Hometown Heroines: Team Bailey Takes Youghal by Storm in Stunning New Salon

Nestled in the heart of Youghal, a vibrant town steeped in history, sits a haven of immaculate style and dedication: Team Baileys brand new hair salon. But this isnt just any salon; its a homecoming story woven with passion, heritage, and a commitment to excellence.

At the helm are sisters Emma and Micheala Bailey, both renowned stylists with roots that run deep in Youghal soil. Their grandparents, Biddy OBrien and Tommy McCarthy, were local legends, running the iconic Clock Tavern and the Watergate Gate Inn – establishments that hold a cherished place in the towns memory. This legacy of warmth and community spirit is palpable in the new Team Bailey salon.

Stepping into the space is an experience in itself. Gone are the cacophonous noises that often plague salons. Here, a serene ambience reigns supreme, punctuated by the gentle hum of conversation and the quiet snip of scissors. This dedication to a luxurious experience extends to the impeccably trained stylists, each a master of their craft.

But Team Baileys accolades go far beyond aesthetics. Recognised with a prestigious 5-Star award for Most Trust Salon, theyve also garnered features in esteemed publications like Image Magazine and Xpose, solidifying their place at the forefront of the industry.

The move to their new Foxes Lane location marks a significant chapter in the Team Bailey story. Our transformation of the new salon has been overwhelming, Emma and Micheala enthuse, we are absolutely thrilled it still doesnt feel real!  This infectious excitement is a testament to their unwavering dedication and the sheer joy they take in their craft.

But their success isnt solely theirs. Theyre quick to praise their dream team, a network of local talent – from carpenters and plumbers to flooring specialists – who helped bring their vision to life. This commitment to supporting the Youghal community further cements their place as true hometown heroines.

Whether youre a local seeking a luxurious hairdressing experience or simply passing through this charming town, Team Bailey deserves a place on your itinerary. Follow their journey on Twitter (@teambaileyhair) and experience the magic of a salon where excellence meets heritage, and passion weaves its way into every strand.
More: https://www.facebook.com/teambaileyireland

Signage and graphics by: https://www.facebook.com/FlanaganPrintYoughal

Story by Michael Hussey
Images: Going home: The new location of Team Bailey at Foxes Lane, Youghal.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Hometown Heroines: Team Bailey Takes Youghal by Storm in Stunning New Salon

Nestled in the heart of Youghal, a vibrant town steeped in history, sits a haven of immaculate style and dedication: Team Bailey's brand new hair salon. But this isn't just any salon; it's a homecoming story woven with passion, heritage, and a commitment to excellence.

At the helm are sisters Emma and Micheala Bailey, both renowned stylists with roots that run deep in Youghal soil. Their grandparents, Biddy O'Brien and Tommy McCarthy, were local legends, running the iconic Clock Tavern and the Watergate Gate Inn – establishments that hold a cherished place in the town's memory. This legacy of warmth and community spirit is palpable in the new Team Bailey salon.

Stepping into the space is an experience in itself. Gone are the cacophonous noises that often plague salons. Here, a serene ambience reigns supreme, punctuated by the gentle hum of conversation and the quiet snip of scissors. This dedication to a luxurious experience extends to the impeccably trained stylists, each a master of their craft.

But Team Bailey's accolades go far beyond aesthetics. Recognised with a prestigious 5-Star award for "Most Trust Salon," they've also garnered features in esteemed publications like Image Magazine and Xpose, solidifying their place at the forefront of the industry.

The move to their new Foxes Lane location marks a significant chapter in the Team Bailey story. "Our transformation of the new salon has been overwhelming," Emma and Micheala enthuse, "we are absolutely thrilled it still doesn't feel real!" This infectious excitement is a testament to their unwavering dedication and the sheer joy they take in their craft.

But their success isn't solely theirs. They're quick to praise their "dream team," a network of local talent – from carpenters and plumbers to flooring specialists – who helped bring their vision to life. This commitment to supporting the Youghal community further cements their place as true hometown heroines.

Whether you're a local seeking a luxurious hairdressing experience or simply passing through this charming town, Team Bailey deserves a place on your itinerary. Follow their journey on Twitter (@teambaileyhair) and experience the magic of a salon where excellence meets heritage, and passion weaves its way into every strand.
More: www.facebook.com/teambaileyireland

Signage and graphics by: www.facebook.com/FlanaganPrintYoughal

Story by Michael Hussey
Images: Going home: The new location of Team Bailey at Foxes Lane, Youghal.
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Looks great well done

Oh my gosh what a beautiful write up thank you so much, complete surprise visit and an honour to be shown on this page to our fabulous town… thank you again 🩷

Congratulations and the very best Luck to you both. It looks very stylish.

It has a feel of a side street in a city where people may pass with fishing gear or a jug of port ,beautiful dark and mysterious lane with the bright lights of a beautiful salon.best of luck girls.

Wow girls the place looks absolutely amazing, well done to both of you and best wishes for the future 👏👏👏

Tommy & Biddy would be very proud best of luck here’s to the future 👏👏👏

Girls it is absolutely stunning, best of luck at the new location 🩷

Congratulations 🎊 👏 💐 girls looks amazing the very best of luck.

What a lovely bright new hair salon emma and michaela best of luck and congratulations on your new premises in foxes Lane

Absolutely fabulous. Well done & Best of luck in ye’re new premises xxxxx

Good luck girls with your new salon, it looks beautiful

Good luck ladies. The salon looks gorgeous.

They made a Brilliant job it's beautiful inside Best of luck Girls 👍👍🌹

Congrats and best of luck salon looks amazing

Looks fabulous best of luck girls xx

Congratulations girls wonderful salon, the very best of luck to you.

Best of luck it looks fabulous

It’s wow 🤩 best of luck in yer new home x

Best of luck ladies. It’s fab. ❤️

Looks amazing, best of luck

New Place looks great best of luck there.

Looks fab Best of luck

Looks amazing best of luck ☘️

Best of luck girls...looks beautiful.

This is stunning girls, best of luck with it! ✨🌟✨

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Eroding Beauty: The Threat of Coastal Erosion in Youghal Bay

Storm Kathleens fury lashed the Youghal Bay coastline, leaving a stark reminder of the ongoing battle against coastal erosion. Large clumps of grass were scattered across the shore, some lost to the sea, and a lifebuoy lay uprooted, washed away by the storms violence.

The problem of erosion, exacerbated by climate change, has plagued Youghal Bay for years. More frequent and intense storms, like Storm Babet, Ellen, and Agnes, wreak havoc, flooding and stripping away sand dunes and eroding beaches. This erosion threatens not only the beauty of Youghal beach but also the tourism industry it supports.

Coastal flooding, increasingly severe in Cork, poses a serious threat due to rising sea levels and intensified storm activity. Soft sediments along Irelands southern and eastern shores are particularly vulnerable to erosion from relentless waves and wind.

To protect coastal communities, sustainable management practices such as beach nourishment and dune restoration are crucial. The coastline at Claycastle car park, in November 2022, where a 250-yard strip succumbed to the sea, serves as a stark reminder of whats at stake.

While Storm Kathleen has passed, the battle against coastal erosion continues. Immediate action is needed to safeguard Youghal Bay and its communities.

Image: Coastal erosion at Pilmore beach, Youghal, County Cork.

Eroding Beauty: The Threat of Coastal Erosion in Youghal Bay

Storm Kathleen's fury lashed the Youghal Bay coastline, leaving a stark reminder of the ongoing battle against coastal erosion. Large clumps of grass were scattered across the shore, some lost to the sea, and a lifebuoy lay uprooted, washed away by the storm's violence.

The problem of erosion, exacerbated by climate change, has plagued Youghal Bay for years. More frequent and intense storms, like Storm Babet, Ellen, and Agnes, wreak havoc, flooding and stripping away sand dunes and eroding beaches. This erosion threatens not only the beauty of Youghal beach but also the tourism industry it supports.

Coastal flooding, increasingly severe in Cork, poses a serious threat due to rising sea levels and intensified storm activity. Soft sediments along Ireland's southern and eastern shores are particularly vulnerable to erosion from relentless waves and wind.

To protect coastal communities, sustainable management practices such as beach nourishment and dune restoration are crucial. The coastline at Claycastle car park, in November 2022, where a 250-yard strip succumbed to the sea, serves as a stark reminder of what's at stake.

While Storm Kathleen has passed, the battle against coastal erosion continues. Immediate action is needed to safeguard Youghal Bay and its communities.

Image: Coastal erosion at Pilmore beach, Youghal, County Cork.
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And yet, the groynes have not been replaced. This would be a massive preventative measure in helping slow the erosion. We, as kids, remember the 'breakers' when they were solid structures, preventing sand from getting washed away and keeping the beach intact(except for during exceptional storms). A big step towards preventing coastal erosion would be reinstating the groynes. If not preventing, then slowing. Just a thought.

Totally agree with you Davis. Also I cannot understand why they keep making more entrances on to the beach through the Sand Dunes. By breaking them up they are only contributing to their demise enabling the sea to easily erode them. In other countries those sand dunes would be protected: you wouldn’t even be allowed to walk on them.

Speech outside Youghal Town Hall on Palestine by Social Democrats Councillor Liam Quaide for East Cork Municipal District on March 23rd, 2024.

Its an honour to be here today. 

What is happening in Gaza and the West Bank at present constitutes some of the greatest crimes of the modern era. 

The siege and bombardment of Gaza and terrorising displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank are an affront to our common humanity, and all the more so as our closest international allies are backing Israel in their actions or failing to condemn them. 

It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the genocide and ethnic cleansing unfolding in Palestine but we must never underestimate the cumulative power of small acts of solidarity with its people. 

I think its really important that we continue to hold events like today to show Palestinians living here that we care deeply about that is happening to their friends and family members back home. 

There is nothing more traumatising than to be left at the mercy of an aggressor, and to feel utterly abandoned in that state of terror. What we are doing by being here today, flying the Palestinian flag, is showing Palestinians that they are not entirely alone and that the campaign to uphold their rights will never die. 

We also need to show the government that we expect them to take concrete actions, along with expressing words of concern or condemnation. We need them to enact the Occupied Territories Bill and give direct support to the genocide case against Israel before the International Court of Justice, currently being pursued by the South African government 

Id like to thank Youghal for Palestine and commend them and all the solidarity groups that have sprung up in Cork in recent months - in Mallow, Fermoy, Midleton, Skibbereen, Bandon and Clonakilty.

(Councillor Liam Quaide)
Images: Youghal for Palestine and Midleton For Palestine groups in support of peace in Palestine.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Speech outside Youghal Town Hall on Palestine by Social Democrats Councillor Liam Quaide for East Cork Municipal District on March 23rd, 2024.

It's an honour to be here today.

What is happening in Gaza and the West Bank at present constitutes some of the greatest crimes of the modern era.

The siege and bombardment of Gaza and terrorising displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank are an affront to our common humanity, and all the more so as our closest international allies are backing Israel in their actions or failing to condemn them.

It is easy to feel helpless in the face of the genocide and ethnic cleansing unfolding in Palestine but we must never underestimate the cumulative power of small acts of solidarity with its people.

I think it's really important that we continue to hold events like today to show Palestinians living here that we care deeply about that is happening to their friends and family members back home.

There is nothing more traumatising than to be left at the mercy of an aggressor, and to feel utterly abandoned in that state of terror. What we are doing by being here today, flying the Palestinian flag, is showing Palestinians that they are not entirely alone and that the campaign to uphold their rights will never die.

We also need to show the government that we expect them to take concrete actions, along with expressing words of concern or condemnation. We need them to enact the Occupied Territories Bill and give direct support to the genocide case against Israel before the International Court of Justice, currently being pursued by the South African government

I'd like to thank Youghal for Palestine and commend them and all the solidarity groups that have sprung up in Cork in recent months - in Mallow, Fermoy, Midleton, Skibbereen, Bandon and Clonakilty.

(Councillor Liam Quaide)
Images: Youghal for Palestine and Midleton For Palestine groups in support of peace in Palestine.
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6 days ago

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I would have been there if I had known Good work liam

A crime??? What your allowing to happen to our country is a crime!!! Shame on you!!!!!

Youghal

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