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Youghal is a seaside town steeped in history, heritage, and coastal charm, promising a memorable experience for all who visit.

Historic Landmarks and Cultural Heritage

Youghal is rich in history, landmarks include the 13th century St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, the preserved Youghal Town Walls,  the iconic Youghal Clock Gate Tower, with ties to notable figures such as Oliver Cromwell, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Richard Boyle.

Outdoor Activities and Beach Fun

Youghal is perfect for outdoor activities, explore the countryside on foot or by bike, or take advantage of  5 sandy beaches ideal for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

Dining and Entertainment

The town offers a diverse range of dining and entertainment options. From traditional Irish pubs to contemporary restaurants and cafes, there’s something to satisfy all tastes. Year-round events and festivals add to the lively local culture.

Accommodation in Youghal

When looking for accomodation in Youghal you can choose from a cozy bed and breakfast or guesthouse to self-catering or a luxurious hotel.

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YOUGHAL BLUE AND GREEN NETWORK BEGINS FLOOD AWARENESS PROJECT - By Christy Parker 

Youghal’s Blue and Green Network has begun a six-month series of community art events to highlight issues around flooding in Youghal.

The environmental group, which is based in Cumann na Daoine, has been allocated €49,000 from the government’s Creative Climate Action fund towards a co-ordinated ‘Pathways to Community Climate Resilience’ project. The Youghal Blue and Green Network is deemed an ideal channel due to having representation from over 40 community organisations, alongside many individual members.

The Youghal scheme centres mainly around a series of walks and art workshops and is one of 24 initiatives 
–known as Spark projects- chosen nationwide for funding by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). 

Network members will also visit the emergency services and learn about their experiences dealing with flooding emergencies and how the community can support them, as well as researching what is being done to prevent flooding. The project will also facilitate public meetings in the months ahead. 

The project’s ultimate purpose is to help Youghal adapt to climate change and to be more resilient to flooding. 

Network chairperson Maria Power, recognising that  rising sea levels and frequent storms make Youghal more prone to flooding, says a creative approach will be adopted in an effort to “bring people together and find solutions that can be achieved at a community level.” Other aspects to be addressed include post-flooding supports, clean-ups and emotional impacts. 
 
“The first two walks (‘walk-shops’) have taken place along the Youghal shoreline”, says Blue and Green spokesperson Hayley Fox-Roberts. “These have already revealed gaps in how information about imminent flooding is shared and the lack of a designated safe place in Youghal to go if flooded”. 

Learning through art 

Between now and the project’s culmination in late October, a total of five art workshops will be held. The dates and venue have yet to be decided and when available, information will be posted on the Blue and Green website and elsewhere. The three artists recruited will be Veronica Sanrorum (environmental-visual textile artist), Daniel Clancy (sound and vision) and  Jackie Nevin(sculptor). Non-artists are welcome to join in. 

“Working with artists and taking a creative approach can make the conversations easier and stimulate new ideas”, says Hayley. Experience is not a requirement for workshop participation. A project exhibition will follow at a venue to be confirmed.

It is hoped that all these events, insights and subsequent conversations “will generate ideas and observations that will not only increase awareness of flooding, coastal erosion and their potential consequences, but will also feed into a Community Climate Resilience Plan for Youghal”, Hayley observes. 

“Cork County Council has to produce a flooding plan in due course and this initiative offers the townspeople a chance to have a say in how the town addresses the problem”, she concludes. 

To find out more/get involved, contact project lead Gráinne Furey on 086 1512525. Updates may be viewed on www.youghalblueandgreennetwork.ie/Projects and by using the hashtags: #YoughalClimateResilience; #ClimatePathwaysYoughal; #youghalblueandgreennetwork

Courtesy of Youghal News

YOUGHAL BLUE AND GREEN NETWORK BEGINS FLOOD AWARENESS PROJECT - By Christy Parker

Youghal’s Blue and Green Network has begun a six-month series of community art events to highlight issues around flooding in Youghal.

The environmental group, which is based in Cumann na Daoine, has been allocated €49,000 from the government’s Creative Climate Action fund towards a co-ordinated ‘Pathways to Community Climate Resilience’ project. The Youghal Blue and Green Network is deemed an ideal channel due to having representation from over 40 community organisations, alongside many individual members.

The Youghal scheme centres mainly around a series of walks and art workshops and is one of 24 initiatives
–known as Spark projects- chosen nationwide for funding by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC).

Network members will also visit the emergency services and learn about their experiences dealing with flooding emergencies and how the community can support them, as well as researching what is being done to prevent flooding. The project will also facilitate public meetings in the months ahead.

The project’s ultimate purpose is to help Youghal adapt to climate change and to be more resilient to flooding.

Network chairperson Maria Power, recognising that rising sea levels and frequent storms make Youghal more prone to flooding, says a creative approach will be adopted in an effort to “bring people together and find solutions that can be achieved at a community level.” Other aspects to be addressed include post-flooding supports, clean-ups and emotional impacts.

“The first two walks (‘walk-shops’) have taken place along the Youghal shoreline”, says Blue and Green spokesperson Hayley Fox-Roberts. “These have already revealed gaps in how information about imminent flooding is shared and the lack of a designated safe place in Youghal to go if flooded”.

Learning through art

Between now and the project’s culmination in late October, a total of five art workshops will be held. The dates and venue have yet to be decided and when available, information will be posted on the Blue and Green website and elsewhere. The three artists recruited will be Veronica Sanrorum (environmental-visual textile artist), Daniel Clancy (sound and vision) and Jackie Nevin(sculptor). Non-artists are welcome to join in.

“Working with artists and taking a creative approach can make the conversations easier and stimulate new ideas”, says Hayley. Experience is not a requirement for workshop participation. A project exhibition will follow at a venue to be confirmed.

It is hoped that all these events, insights and subsequent conversations “will generate ideas and observations that will not only increase awareness of flooding, coastal erosion and their potential consequences, but will also feed into a Community Climate Resilience Plan for Youghal”, Hayley observes.

“Cork County Council has to produce a flooding plan in due course and this initiative offers the townspeople a chance to have a say in how the town addresses the problem”, she concludes.

To find out more/get involved, contact project lead Gráinne Furey on 086 1512525. Updates may be viewed on www.youghalblueandgreennetwork.ie/Projects and by using the hashtags: #YoughalClimateResilience; #ClimatePathwaysYoughal; #youghalblueandgreennetwork

Courtesy of Youghal News
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Youghal Sets Sail for Adventure with the Moby Dick Festival, Officially Opened by Legendary Jockey Davy Russell!

The seaside town of Youghal, Ireland, is gearing up for a swashbuckling adventure with the highly anticipated Moby Dick Festival. This exciting family fun festival, kicking off on Friday, May 31st and running through Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, promises a weekend of immersive experiences, captivating entertainment, and delightful activities for all ages.

To set the tone for this memorable weekend, Youghal is thrilled to announce that their very own legendary jockey, Davy Russell, will be officially opening the festival on Friday evening.  Get ready for thrilling festivities as the town celebrates its unique Hollywood connection and rich maritime heritage!  

The festival dives into the towns fascinating past, where Youghal transformed into a captivating 19th-century whaling town for the filming of the iconic Moby Dick movie in 1954. Visitors can delve into captivating exhibitions, witness the magic of filmmaking through behind-the-scenes stories, and learn about the renowned actors who graced the set. 

But the Moby Dick Festival is more than just history!  The event offers a vibrant program designed to engage the whole family.  Keep reading to discover the exciting events planned for Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st...

Moby Dick Festival Events: May 31st to June 1st

Heres a breakdown of the various events happening during the Moby Dick Festival from Friday, May 31st to Saturday, June 1st:

Friday, May 31st:

6:30 PM: Yo ho ho fancy dress competition at Mall Beach (with prizes)
6:50 PM: Scene performance from Moby Dick novel by actor Ben Thompson (Nealons Quay)
7:00 PM: Opening ceremony by Davy Russell, followed by live music with Barry DArcy (Nealons Quay)
7:00 PM: Pequod BBQ sponsored by local businesses (Mall Beach)
All Day: Amusements at Nealons Quay
All Day: Andy Kellys Moby Movie photo display (marquee on Nealons Quay)

Saturday, June 1st:

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Mobys Market (craft and gifts market) at Barrys Lane
11:10 AM: Registration for Queequegs crab competition (Nealons Quay slip) - competition starts at 11:30 AM
11:30 AM: Ishmaels Crazy golf course opens (Barrys Lane - fees apply)
12:00 PM: Blackwater Valley opera recital in Green Park (free, booking required)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Andy Kellys Moby Movie photo display (marquee on Nealons Quay)
12:30 PM: Starbucks arts and crafts for all ages (marquee on Barrys Lane)
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM: Nippers puppet and magic shows for kids (Barrys Lane)
1:30 PM: Me hearties drumming workshop (marquee on Barrys Lane)
2:00 PM: Maritime tour of Old Youghal with Mike Brooks (Tourist Office)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Harpooneers Karaoke competition (marquee on Nealons Quay)
3:00 PM: Captain Ahabs Treasure hunt (marquee on Barrys Lane)
3:30 PM: Second Me hearties drumming workshop (marquee on Barrys Lane)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Ballads session with the Quinlans (marquee on Nealons Quay)
4:30 PM: Pirate Gavs & Captain Ahabs Obstacle course (Mall Beach)
6:00 PM: Live music with Coolahoops (marquee on Nealons Quay)
All Day: Readings from Moby Dick novel by Ben Thompson (Barrys Lane)
All Day: Youghal United soccer club fundraising marathon cycle (Tourist Office)
All Day: Amusements at Nealons Quay
All Day:Boat Tours of the River Blackwater with Tony Gallagher

Youghal Sets Sail for Adventure with the Moby Dick Festival, Officially Opened by Legendary Jockey Davy Russell!

The seaside town of Youghal, Ireland, is gearing up for a swashbuckling adventure with the highly anticipated Moby Dick Festival. This exciting family fun festival, kicking off on Friday, May 31st and running through Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, promises a weekend of immersive experiences, captivating entertainment, and delightful activities for all ages.

To set the tone for this memorable weekend, Youghal is thrilled to announce that their very own legendary jockey, Davy Russell, will be officially opening the festival on Friday evening. Get ready for thrilling festivities as the town celebrates its unique Hollywood connection and rich maritime heritage!

The festival dives into the town's fascinating past, where Youghal transformed into a captivating 19th-century whaling town for the filming of the iconic Moby Dick movie in 1954. Visitors can delve into captivating exhibitions, witness the magic of filmmaking through behind-the-scenes stories, and learn about the renowned actors who graced the set.

But the Moby Dick Festival is more than just history! The event offers a vibrant program designed to engage the whole family. Keep reading to discover the exciting events planned for Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st...

Moby Dick Festival Events: May 31st to June 1st

Here's a breakdown of the various events happening during the Moby Dick Festival from Friday, May 31st to Saturday, June 1st:

Friday, May 31st:

6:30 PM: Yo ho ho fancy dress competition at Mall Beach (with prizes)
6:50 PM: Scene performance from Moby Dick novel by actor Ben Thompson (Nealon's Quay)
7:00 PM: Opening ceremony by Davy Russell, followed by live music with Barry D'Arcy (Nealon's Quay)
7:00 PM: Pequod BBQ sponsored by local businesses (Mall Beach)
All Day: Amusements at Nealon's Quay
All Day: Andy Kelly's Moby Movie photo display (marquee on Nealon's Quay)

Saturday, June 1st:

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Moby's Market (craft and gifts market) at Barry's Lane
11:10 AM: Registration for Queequeg's crab competition (Nealon's Quay slip) - competition starts at 11:30 AM
11:30 AM: Ishmael's Crazy golf course opens (Barry's Lane - fees apply)
12:00 PM: Blackwater Valley opera recital in Green Park (free, booking required)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Andy Kelly's Moby Movie photo display (marquee on Nealon's Quay)
12:30 PM: Starbuck's arts and crafts for all ages (marquee on Barry's Lane)
1:00 PM & 3:00 PM: Nipper's puppet and magic shows for kids (Barry's Lane)
1:30 PM: Me hearties drumming workshop (marquee on Barry's Lane)
2:00 PM: Maritime tour of Old Youghal with Mike Brooks (Tourist Office)
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Harpooneers Karaoke competition (marquee on Nealon's Quay)
3:00 PM: Captain Ahab's Treasure hunt (marquee on Barry's Lane)
3:30 PM: Second Me hearties drumming workshop (marquee on Barry's Lane)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Ballads session with the Quinlan's (marquee on Nealon's Quay)
4:30 PM: Pirate Gav's & Captain Ahab's Obstacle course (Mall Beach)
6:00 PM: Live music with Coolahoops (marquee on Nealon's Quay)
All Day: Readings from Moby Dick novel by Ben Thompson (Barry's Lane)
All Day: Youghal United soccer club fundraising marathon cycle (Tourist Office)
All Day: Amusements at Nealon's Quay
All Day:Boat Tours of the River Blackwater with Tony Gallagher
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What a v v sad when I see 3 charity shops on the main street it tells me there is no money in the Town.Best off Luck with the festival

It has so much beauty and ye lost Iornman no place 2 stay greedy Hotel Owners have there Hotels full with poor people looking for refuge there is only 1 hotel open The Walter Raleigh a Beautiful Hotel

The Moby Dick Festival Sets Sail in Youghal, 2024 - Programme of Events

THE SEASIDE TOWN OF YOUGHAL is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic film adaptation of Moby Dick with the highly anticipated Moby Dick Festival. This exciting event, scheduled for Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, promises a captivating weekend for history buffs, film enthusiasts, and families alike.

The festival delves into Youghals rich maritime heritage and its unique Hollywood connection. Visitors can delve into captivating exhibitions that unveil the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of filming Moby Dick in the town.  Learn about the renowned actors who graced the set, discover untold stories from the production, and witness how Youghal transformed into a captivating 19th-century whaling town.

Beyond the historical immersion, the Moby Dick Festival offers a vibrant program of events designed to engage audiences of all ages. Amusement rides will keep younger attendees entertained, while live music throughout the weekend creates a lively and festive atmosphere. Local vendors at bustling market stalls will showcase their handcrafted goods and delectable treats, while a variety of fun and games provide opportunities for friendly competition.

Here are some key events not to be missed:

Friday Night Kick-Off: The festival ignites with a captivating performance by Davy Russell, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.

Family Fun: Saturday afternoon features a delightful puppet show at Barrys Lane, perfect for entertaining younger festival goers.

Teddy Bear Picnic: Pack a charming picnic basket and cozy blankets for a heartwarming teddy bear picnic with your little ones in Green Park on Sunday.

The Moby Dick Festival provides a unique platform to experience the confluence of history, family entertainment, and a vibrant community spirit.  Whether youre a devoted Melville fan or simply seeking a delightful weekend escape, set sail for Youghal and immerse yourself in the magic of the Moby Dick Festival!

The Moby Dick Festival Sets Sail in Youghal, 2024 - Programme of Events

THE SEASIDE TOWN OF YOUGHAL is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic film adaptation of Moby Dick with the highly anticipated Moby Dick Festival. This exciting event, scheduled for Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, promises a captivating weekend for history buffs, film enthusiasts, and families alike.

The festival delves into Youghal's rich maritime heritage and its unique Hollywood connection. Visitors can delve into captivating exhibitions that unveil the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of filming Moby Dick in the town. Learn about the renowned actors who graced the set, discover untold stories from the production, and witness how Youghal transformed into a captivating 19th-century whaling town.

Beyond the historical immersion, the Moby Dick Festival offers a vibrant program of events designed to engage audiences of all ages. Amusement rides will keep younger attendees entertained, while live music throughout the weekend creates a lively and festive atmosphere. Local vendors at bustling market stalls will showcase their handcrafted goods and delectable treats, while a variety of fun and games provide opportunities for friendly competition.

Here are some key events not to be missed:

Friday Night Kick-Off: The festival ignites with a captivating performance by Davy Russell, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.

Family Fun: Saturday afternoon features a delightful puppet show at Barry's Lane, perfect for entertaining younger festival goers.

Teddy Bear Picnic: Pack a charming picnic basket and cozy blankets for a heartwarming teddy bear picnic with your little ones in Green Park on Sunday.

The Moby Dick Festival provides a unique platform to experience the confluence of history, family entertainment, and a vibrant community spirit. Whether you're a devoted Melville fan or simply seeking a delightful weekend escape, set sail for Youghal and immerse yourself in the magic of the Moby Dick Festival!
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The Moby Dick Festival in Youghal 2024 is set to be a whale of a time, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the classic novels cinematic adaptation filmed in the town. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 for a weekend packed with activities for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in Youghals maritime heritage and delve into the towns Hollywood connection. Explore exhibitions showcasing the behind-the-scenes magic of filming Moby Dick. Learn about the actors, hear untold stories, and witness the transformation of Youghal into a 19th-century whaling town.

But the festival isnt just about history! Theres a full program of events planned to keep everyone entertained.  Amusement rides will provide thrills for the young ones, while live music throughout the weekend creates a festive atmosphere. Browse market stalls overflowing with local crafts and treats, or test your skills with fun and games for all ages.

Here are a few highlights you wont want to miss:

Kick off the festivities with a performance by Davy Russell on Friday night.

Embrace your inner child with a delightful puppet show at Barrys Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Pack a picnic basket and cozy blankets for a heartwarming teddy bear picnic with your little ones in Green Park on Sunday.

The Moby Dick Festival offers a unique opportunity to blend history, family fun, and community spirit. So whether youre a Melville aficionado or simply seeking a delightful weekend getaway, set sail for Youghal and experience the magic of the Moby Dick Festival!

The Moby Dick Festival in Youghal 2024 is set to be a whale of a time, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the classic novel's cinematic adaptation filmed in the town. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 for a weekend packed with activities for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in Youghal's maritime heritage and delve into the town's Hollywood connection. Explore exhibitions showcasing the behind-the-scenes magic of filming Moby Dick. Learn about the actors, hear untold stories, and witness the transformation of Youghal into a 19th-century whaling town.

But the festival isn't just about history! There's a full program of events planned to keep everyone entertained. Amusement rides will provide thrills for the young ones, while live music throughout the weekend creates a festive atmosphere. Browse market stalls overflowing with local crafts and treats, or test your skills with fun and games for all ages.

Here are a few highlights you won't want to miss:

Kick off the festivities with a performance by Davy Russell on Friday night.

Embrace your inner child with a delightful puppet show at Barry's Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Pack a picnic basket and cozy blankets for a heartwarming teddy bear picnic with your little ones in Green Park on Sunday.

The Moby Dick Festival offers a unique opportunity to blend history, family fun, and community spirit. So whether you're a Melville aficionado or simply seeking a delightful weekend getaway, set sail for Youghal and experience the magic of the Moby Dick Festival!
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Really looking forward to it, Love the Moby dick festival

Sharon Grey you might be interested in this. Xx

Richard O'Brien let’s go!!!

Ross Mccarthy

Exciting News for East Cork Commuters - New Stations to Enhance Travel Experience

Great news is on the horizon for Cork commuters! The introduction of eight new stations along the Cobh, Midleton, and Mallow lines represents a significant boost to the citys public transport infrastructure.

This ambitious project will see the establishment of new stations at Blackpool, Monard, Tivoli, Carrigtwohill West, Waterrock, Ballynoe, Blarney, and Dunkettle. Additionally, the network will undergo electrification, and a new depot will be constructed to support up to 150 carriages. These developments promise quicker journey times, decreased car dependency, and a more sustainable transportation solution for Cork residents.

The expansion of Corks commuter rail network brings several benefits to East Cork travellers:

More Stations: New stations at Carrigtwohill West, Waterrock, and Ballynoe will provide East Cork commuters with closer stops, cutting down travel time to and from the platform.

Increased Frequency: With the addition of extra tracks and carriages, the project aims to triple the frequency of trains, especially during peak hours. This means shorter waiting times and more convenient commutes.

Faster Journeys: The electrification of the network will enable faster trains, potentially saving valuable minutes on commutes.

Overall, this project promises East Cork commuters a more convenient, quicker, and reliable way to travel into Cork city.

Photo: The Midleton Railway Station.

Exciting News for East Cork Commuters - New Stations to Enhance Travel Experience

Great news is on the horizon for Cork commuters! The introduction of eight new stations along the Cobh, Midleton, and Mallow lines represents a significant boost to the city's public transport infrastructure.

This ambitious project will see the establishment of new stations at Blackpool, Monard, Tivoli, Carrigtwohill West, Waterrock, Ballynoe, Blarney, and Dunkettle. Additionally, the network will undergo electrification, and a new depot will be constructed to support up to 150 carriages. These developments promise quicker journey times, decreased car dependency, and a more sustainable transportation solution for Cork residents.

The expansion of Cork's commuter rail network brings several benefits to East Cork travellers:

More Stations: New stations at Carrigtwohill West, Waterrock, and Ballynoe will provide East Cork commuters with closer stops, cutting down travel time to and from the platform.

Increased Frequency: With the addition of extra tracks and carriages, the project aims to triple the frequency of trains, especially during peak hours. This means shorter waiting times and more convenient commutes.

Faster Journeys: The electrification of the network will enable faster trains, potentially saving valuable minutes on commutes.

Overall, this project promises East Cork commuters a more convenient, quicker, and reliable way to travel into Cork city.

Photo: The Midleton Railway Station.
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East cork includes youghal , we are petitioning for a train and being completly ignored 🙁 #eastcorkyoughalbringthetrainbacknow!

There's an awful lot more to East Cork. It doesn't stop at Midleton. But to us living east of Midleton it certainly feels like we've been left to fend for ourselves...

Youghal should have been included councilors and tds only worried about greenway, traffic congestion in Killeagh castlemartyr and Midleton just think what a asset it would be for Youghal and the rest of east cork, stations in Killeagh and Mogeely a lot of traffic off the road

Looks like the local politicians are not shouting loud enough, once again let's ignore everything past Midleton.

YOUGHAL ???????

WHAT ABOUT YOUGHAL ??????????? It’s got the best beach and the nicest beach in the whole of Ireland … Youghal needs to be connected to Cork City especially for the growth of new and old businesses in Youghal .

Whatever local TD's and councillors in East Cork who pushed the Governmental agenda to replace the rail-line in Youghal with a greenway should not be re-elected due to their inability to represent the constituency in a competent and practical way..

Of course no mention of Youghal, which is in dire need of decent Public Transport. Typical bs

Put Youghal back on the system ffs 😤

East Cork doesn't stop in Midleton what about Youghal and surrounding areas ,some of us have no public transport atal .

Please don’t vote for anyone that don’t respect our concerns for our beautiful town and disrespect our opinion on what is happening to our town

Not much good to the Youghal people that are working in the city, if they have to drive to Midleton to get the train to Cork then they not only have to pay for parking in Midleton and then pay a train fare to Cork which will not be cheap, makes no sense.

Bring the train back to youghal

Why is youghal once again forgotten, 🙄

Keep them.....because one of the nicest beaches in the Country is in youghal.....congestion on the roads in and out of youghal is ridiculous......I wouldn't spend a cent in any new station...the wrong decision was made for youghal....

Election coming heard it all before .

Thats great news but thought youghal would be one of them

Please put Youghal back on the tracks for all the surrounding areas

I have heard all this before are elections coming soon

All to the exclusion of Youghal as usual. Fricking typical

Only a bunch of misguided do gooders would vote for a bike over a train. Bring back the trains to Youghal

Will be great fun with traffic at the railway crossing by Midleton station! Trains every 10 mins...🫣

I was reading about it today there is no funding and no designs done for it

Youghal needs one desperately but politicians are determined to kill the town.

Will there be a radius charge put on any new housing in the perimeter area around these stations like it was imposed in the Midleton area when the line was extended! 🥴

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A bygone era of industry and leisure: Youghal Railway Station in 1951

This captivating black and white photo, taken on August 19, 1951, transports us back to a bygone era in Youghal, Co. Cork. It depicts the railway station bustling with activity, a hub for both tourism and industry in the towns heyday.

A row of CIE buses, lined up neatly, were no ordinary vehicles; they were excursion buses carrying day-trippers from as far as Mallow and Tipperary, eager to spend a day on Youghals picturesque beach.

The background brims with familiar landmarks that add context to the scene. Clancys Bar, conveniently located next door, likely witnessed its fair share of post-journey refreshments. Perks Amusements hints at the festive atmosphere, promising fun and thrills for all ages. Fogertys railway house, standing to the right, serves as a reminder of the vital role the railway played in the towns lifeblood.

This image is a mere glimpse into a richer story. Youghal in the 1950s was not just a tourist destination; it was a thriving industrial centre.

In the 1950s, says local historian John McGrath, photographer, and compiler of the Gentlemen of Youghal – an amazing collection of faces hes captured over the years – we were getting further and further away from the dark days of the Emergency. He remembers, In 1939, the Irish Free State decided to stay out of the new European war and so kept the country neutral, a period called The Emergency. People at long last were becoming more affluent. The town had full employment, and the factories actually had to look further afield for workers. In order to get workers, they ran a bus from Tallow in West Waterford and looked to nearby Dungarvan town and West Waterford, and even as far as Tipperary and West Cork. They had a bus collect and drop off point at the Devonshire Square for the workers of Seafield Fabrics. These workers would stay in digs in Youghal, contributing to the economy of the town. John continues, The tourist industry was almost secondary, as the town was a hive of activity. People lived over the many shops on the main street.

This strong industrial presence, with names like Youghal Carpets, St Raphaels Hospital, Murray Kitchens, Blackwater Cottons, and The Tannery at Store Street, all thrived alongside a robust fishing sector, making Youghal a self-contained centre of commerce.

In the photo, the buses, waiting to depart after a day of seaside fun, hint at the journey home. We can almost imagine the chatter of happy day-trippers, the clinking of ice in glasses at Clancys, and the rumble of the engines coming to life, ready to whisk everyone back to Cork.

This image, along with many others, will soon find a permanent home at the Youghal Film and Photo Museum. It serves as a testament to the towns rich history and a reminder of a time when the Youghal railway station was the beating heart of a vibrant community.

Youghal Film and Photography Museum

A bygone era of industry and leisure: Youghal Railway Station in 1951

This captivating black and white photo, taken on August 19, 1951, transports us back to a bygone era in Youghal, Co. Cork. It depicts the railway station bustling with activity, a hub for both tourism and industry in the town's heyday.

A row of CIE buses, lined up neatly, were no ordinary vehicles; they were "excursion buses" carrying day-trippers from as far as Mallow and Tipperary, eager to spend a day on Youghal's picturesque beach.

The background brims with familiar landmarks that add context to the scene. Clancy's Bar, conveniently located next door, likely witnessed its fair share of post-journey refreshments. Perks Amusements hints at the festive atmosphere, promising fun and thrills for all ages. Fogerty's railway house, standing to the right, serves as a reminder of the vital role the railway played in the town's lifeblood.

This image is a mere glimpse into a richer story. Youghal in the 1950s was not just a tourist destination; it was a thriving industrial centre.

"In the 1950s," says local historian John McGrath, photographer, and compiler of the Gentlemen of Youghal – an amazing collection of faces he's captured over the years – "we were getting further and further away from the dark days of the Emergency." He remembers, "In 1939, the Irish Free State decided to stay out of the new European war and so kept the country neutral, a period called 'The Emergency.' People at long last were becoming more affluent. The town had full employment, and the factories actually had to look further afield for workers. In order to get workers, they ran a bus from Tallow in West Waterford and looked to nearby Dungarvan town and West Waterford, and even as far as Tipperary and West Cork. They had a bus collect and drop off point at the Devonshire Square for the workers of Seafield Fabrics. These workers would stay in digs in Youghal, contributing to the economy of the town." John continues, "The tourist industry was almost secondary, as the town was a hive of activity. People lived over the many shops on the main street."

This strong industrial presence, with names like Youghal Carpets, St Raphael's Hospital, Murray Kitchens, Blackwater Cottons, and The Tannery at Store Street, all thrived alongside a robust fishing sector, making Youghal a self-contained centre of commerce.

In the photo, the buses, waiting to depart after a day of seaside fun, hint at the journey home. We can almost imagine the chatter of happy day-trippers, the clinking of ice in glasses at Clancy's, and the rumble of the engines coming to life, ready to whisk everyone back to Cork.

This image, along with many others, will soon find a permanent home at the Youghal Film and Photo Museum. It serves as a testament to the town's rich history and a reminder of a time when the Youghal railway station was the beating heart of a vibrant community.

Youghal Film and Photography Museum
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And now we have a greenway instead of the railway and our politicians and councilors think it’s going to solve the problems in our beautiful town how short sighted are they we need a railway more than ever to take the majority of people from youghal who are working with no industry here to talk about,to get them to Midleton carrigtwohill little island and cork city to work I don’t think they would be able to cycle to work it would also take a lot of the rush hour traffic off the roads as well, it’s a no brainer, but the people in power don’t seem to be fighting for our beautiful town , all our industry is gone our fishing industry is also dead in the water, no accommodation for tourists even if come to youghal on the green way

As I have often said, try riding a bicycle all the way to Midleton in the middle of winter in a howling gale off The Atlantic to catch a train to Cork and do it all over again coming back to Youghal on the Greenway. No thanks, not for me.

My late Father, Paddy O'Sullivan, worked @ The Youghal Station for many years.

Well said Michael

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Wonderful to see all these kids busking today.. Well done👏

It was really great to have buskers back on our street- very talented musicians one and all!

Well done to all the buskers. Lovely afternoon great listening to all the talented musicians

Well done to all the buskers...it was a fantastic afternoon 👏

Fantastic to see all the children out playing their instruments. well done to you all.

Well done to all

Well done 👏

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Well done to all the buskers

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Youghal Makes a Splash with Triple Blue Flag Triumph!

YOUGHAL IS BASKING IN THE SUNSHINE OF SUCCESS after securing a remarkable three Blue Flag awards for its beaches this season 2024. This prestigious international accolade recognises Redbarn, Claycastle, and Youghal Front Strand for their exceptional water quality, environmental management, safety standards, and commitment to sustainability.

This hat-trick of Blue Flags is a huge win for the seaside town, promising a significant boost to its tourism industry. Sun-seekers and beach lovers will now have a wider selection of award-winning beaches to choose from, attracting visitors from across Ireland and abroad. This influx of tourists will inject revenue into local businesses, from hotels and restaurants to shops and cafes, creating a ripple effect that stimulates the entire Youghal economy.

But the benefits extend far beyond the economic. The Blue Flag designation signifies Youghals dedication to environmental responsibility. Strict water quality standards ensure a safe and healthy swimming experience, while sustainable practices help protect the delicate coastal ecosystem. Achieving Blue Flag status reflects a commitment to keeping Youghals beaches pristine for future generations.

Public Representative Cllr. Mary Linehan-Foley, East Cork Municipal District – Cork County Council, lauded the achievement: This is a tremendous achievement for Youghal. The Blue Flag awards not only recognise the outstanding quality of our beaches but also celebrate our commitment to environmental responsibility. We are confident that this will put Youghal firmly on the map as a must-visit destination for beach lovers. This triple Blue Flag win is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our community. We are committed to providing a world-class beach experience and ensuring the environmental health of our coastline. These awards are a fantastic recognition of our efforts and position Youghal as a leading sustainable tourism destination.

The Blue Flag success story goes beyond Youghals shores. With 11 Blue Flags awarded to Cork County beaches this year, the entire region benefits from a reputation for clean, safe, and beautiful coastlines. This environmental consciousness positions Cork as a leader in sustainable tourism, attracting eco-conscious travelers who value responsible holiday destinations.

So, if youre looking for a seaside escape with award-winning beaches, vibrant local businesses, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, look no further than Youghal. With its triple Blue Flag triumph, this charming town is ready to welcome you with open arms (and pristine beaches)!
By Michael Hussey

Youghal Makes a Splash with Triple Blue Flag Triumph!

YOUGHAL IS BASKING IN THE SUNSHINE OF SUCCESS after securing a remarkable three Blue Flag awards for its beaches this season 2024. This prestigious international accolade recognises Redbarn, Claycastle, and Youghal Front Strand for their exceptional water quality, environmental management, safety standards, and commitment to sustainability.

This hat-trick of Blue Flags is a huge win for the seaside town, promising a significant boost to its tourism industry. Sun-seekers and beach lovers will now have a wider selection of award-winning beaches to choose from, attracting visitors from across Ireland and abroad. This influx of tourists will inject revenue into local businesses, from hotels and restaurants to shops and cafes, creating a ripple effect that stimulates the entire Youghal economy.

But the benefits extend far beyond the economic. The Blue Flag designation signifies Youghal's dedication to environmental responsibility. Strict water quality standards ensure a safe and healthy swimming experience, while sustainable practices help protect the delicate coastal ecosystem. Achieving Blue Flag status reflects a commitment to keeping Youghal's beaches pristine for future generations.

Public Representative Cllr. Mary Linehan-Foley, East Cork Municipal District – Cork County Council, lauded the achievement: "This is a tremendous achievement for Youghal. The Blue Flag awards not only recognise the outstanding quality of our beaches but also celebrate our commitment to environmental responsibility. We are confident that this will put Youghal firmly on the map as a must-visit destination for beach lovers. This triple Blue Flag win is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our community. We are committed to providing a world-class beach experience and ensuring the environmental health of our coastline. These awards are a fantastic recognition of our efforts and position Youghal as a leading sustainable tourism destination."

The Blue Flag success story goes beyond Youghal's shores. With 11 Blue Flags awarded to Cork County beaches this year, the entire region benefits from a reputation for clean, safe, and beautiful coastlines. This environmental consciousness positions Cork as a leader in sustainable tourism, attracting eco-conscious travelers who value responsible holiday destinations.

So, if you're looking for a seaside escape with award-winning beaches, vibrant local businesses, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, look no further than Youghal. With its triple Blue Flag triumph, this charming town is ready to welcome you with open arms (and pristine beaches)!
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1 week ago

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That’s brilliant, I swim there all the time, just need to sort the town out now and that will really boost tourism.

Truly excellent. Heartiest congratulations. One of my favourite places!!

Well deserved 🎉

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