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RECOLLECTIONS – a cinematic trip down memory lane Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor Of The county Of Cork, launched ‘Recollections’, a nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past, at the Regal Cinema in her hometown of Youghal on Culture Night, Friday the 18th of September.

The historical film produced by local historian Michael Hussey is a film compilation of old film and photos that shows Youghal’s rich and colourful history including its people, community and famous topics such as The Strand in the summer, its Lace Making industry and of course the filming of John Huston’s classic adaption of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick filmed on the quays of Youghal.

The films curation, development and screening has been promoted by Youghal Business Alliance with the assistance of the Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme 2020 and supported by Youghal Credit Union and The Regal Cinema, Youghal.

The historic Regal Cinema first opened its doors in 1936. In recent years it has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment to bring it back to its original Art Deco splendour.

There are 3 free of charge scheduled screenings for the public to avail of on the following dates: Wednesday 23rd September @ 4pm, Tuesday 29th September @ 7pm and Wednesday October 7th @ 4pm.

Bookings can be made via www.regalcinema.ie, on the phone; (024) 91624 or the public can turn up on any of the dates.
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RECOLLECTIONS - a cinematic trip down memory lane Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor Of The county Of Cork, launched ‘Recollections’, a nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past, at the Regal Cinema in her hometown of Youghal on Culture Night, Friday the 18th of September.

The historical film produced by local historian Michael Hussey is a film compilation of old film and photos that shows Youghal’s rich and colourful history including its people, community and famous topics such as The Strand in the summer, its Lace Making industry and of course the filming of John Huston’s classic adaption of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick filmed on the quays of Youghal.

The films curation, development and screening has been promoted by Youghal Business Alliance with the assistance of the Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme 2020 and supported by Youghal Credit Union and The Regal Cinema, Youghal.

The historic Regal Cinema first opened its doors in 1936. In recent years it has undergone extensive restoration and refurbishment to bring it back to its original Art Deco splendour.

There are 3 free of charge scheduled screenings for the public to avail of on the following dates: Wednesday 23rd September @ 4pm, Tuesday 29th September @ 7pm and Wednesday October 7th @ 4pm.

Bookings can be made via www.regalcinema.ie, on the phone; (024) 91624 or the public can turn up on any of the dates.Image attachment

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Wish I was there to see this!!

2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

TONIGHT:Culture Night tonight in St Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal, we are open daily from 10am til 4pm. Tonight we are opening at 6pm til 8pm to showcase our brand new attractions such as our professionally delivered guided tours and brand new audio tours including our new interactive experience.
For information call Wayne 0834026613 stmaryschurchtour@gmail.com
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3 days ago

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FREE BIKE HIRE – Youghal Bike Hire “Cycle Freedom” – As part of #CorkBikeWeek 2020 you and your family can avail of free bike hire with Youghal Bike Hire

Free bike hire for children & adults who may have forgotten the freedom of cycling & encourage them to get back in the saddle to prepare for the upcoming Greenway between Youghal and Midleton!

📅 Sat 19th-27th Sept
📍 Youghal Bike Hire, O’Briens Place, Youghal
⏰ 9.30am-6pm daily
🚲 Combination of Adult, Junior & Electric Bikes
➡️ Limited daily availability

📩 To register email: info@youghalbikehire.com📣 Youghal Bike Hire “Cycle Freedom” 📣

As part of #CorkBikeWeek 2020 you and your family can avail of free bike hire with Youghal Bike Hire 🎉🎉🎉

Free bike hire for children & adults who may have forgotten the freedom of cycling & encourage them to get back in the saddle to prepare for the upcoming Greenway between Youghal and Midleton!

📅 Sat 19th-27th Sept
📍 Youghal Bike Hire, O’Briens Place, Youghal
⏰ 9.30am-6pm daily
🚲 Combination of Adult, Junior & Electric Bikes
➡️ Limited daily availability

📩 To register email: info@youghalbikehire.com

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FREE BIKE HIRE - Youghal Bike Hire “Cycle Freedom” - As part of #CorkBikeWeek 2020 you and your family can avail of free bike hire with Youghal Bike Hire

Free bike hire for children & adults who may have forgotten the freedom of cycling & encourage them to get back in the saddle to prepare for the upcoming Greenway between Youghal and Midleton!

📅 Sat 19th-27th Sept
📍 Youghal Bike Hire, O’Briens Place, Youghal
⏰ 9.30am-6pm daily
🚲 Combination of Adult, Junior & Electric Bikes
➡️ Limited daily availability

📩 To register email: info@youghalbikehire.com

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5 days ago

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Youghal Lighthouse on a foggy night. 15th Sept 2020. See MoreSee Less

Youghal Lighthouse on a foggy night. 15th Sept 2020.

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Great photo

Kathy Gladfelter! Look, they left the light on for your birthday!

Great photo!

Beautiful photo

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2 weeks ago

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Blessing of restored shrine at Sarsfield’s Terrace, Youghal:

Picture: The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley at the blessing of the renovated shrine to Our Lady followed by Mass for the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday 8th September 2020. Also in the picture are Margo Kenefick, Deirdre McCarthy and Elizabeth Kelly.

V. Rev. Canon William Bermingham P.P. celebrated the social distancing outdoor mass assisted by Rev. Patrick Corkery C.C. and Rev. Brendan Mallon C.C. Hymns and prayers were sung by the talented duo of Geraldine Mulcahy and Tisha Collins. The sacristan Liam Ryan was on duty and Noel Cronin of CRY104fm recording the event and provided the PA system.

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley was in attendance along with other dignitaries. A huge crowd turned out in the autumnal evening such is the strong devotion to Mary – Queen of Heaven. The Papal flag was flying high on the newly erected flag pole and added colour to the joyous occasion.

The work of construction and the dedication and blessing of the shrine was filmed and captured for posterity by Billy Drake, a long term resident of ‘Sars’ as it is affectionately known.
At the end of the ceremony Canon Bermingham praised the huge input by the community in the renovation of the shrine. All work was done voluntarily and under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Corkery.

The statue of Our Lady is an important focal point in the area ever since the original shrine was built back in 1989. Although the statue and the lawn was well kept and maintained over the years by the late Annie Lawton, residents, and council workers, evidence of corrosion at the base was spotted during painting and cleaning a year ago and was deemed beyond restoration.

The new statue was acquired from the nearby Bayview Community House ( the former convent attached to the Cottage Hospital) and thanks to Susan Wall, Acting Director of Services, HSE South for her assistance. Thanks also to the local council for supplying all the building materials, the local clergy, and to Noel Browne Paving Centre for doing a fantastic job hoisting the statue with his lorry mounted crane on to the new plinth.

The black and gold marble plaque on the front of the plinth with the inscription ‘2020 Voluntary renovation by residents and friends of Sarsfield terrace’ was donated by Adrian Budds of Budds Memorials Youghal. The concrete paths leading to the monument were laid by the residents from the terrace and Raheen Park. The statue also got a new make-over and was meticulously repainted in the traditional blue colours of Mary.
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Blessing of restored shrine at Sarsfield’s Terrace, Youghal:

Picture: The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley at the blessing of the renovated shrine to Our Lady followed by Mass for the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday 8th September 2020. Also in the picture are Margo Kenefick, Deirdre McCarthy and Elizabeth Kelly. 

V. Rev. Canon William Bermingham P.P. celebrated the social distancing outdoor mass assisted by Rev. Patrick Corkery C.C. and Rev. Brendan Mallon C.C. Hymns and prayers were sung by the talented duo of Geraldine Mulcahy and Tisha Collins. The sacristan Liam Ryan was on duty and Noel Cronin of CRY104fm recording the event and provided the PA system.

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley was in attendance along with other dignitaries. A huge crowd turned out in the autumnal evening such is the strong devotion to Mary - Queen of Heaven. The Papal flag was flying high on the newly erected flag pole and added colour to the joyous occasion.

The work of construction and the dedication and blessing of the shrine was filmed and captured for posterity by Billy Drake, a long term resident of Sars as it is affectionately known.
At the end of the ceremony Canon Bermingham praised the huge input by the community in the renovation of the shrine. All work was done voluntarily and under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Corkery. 

The statue of Our Lady is an important focal point in the area ever since the original shrine was built back in 1989. Although the statue and the lawn was well kept and maintained over the years by the late Annie Lawton, residents, and council workers, evidence of corrosion at the base was spotted during painting and cleaning a year ago and was deemed beyond restoration.

The new statue was acquired from the nearby Bayview Community House ( the former convent attached to the Cottage Hospital) and thanks to Susan Wall, Acting Director of Services, HSE South for her assistance. Thanks also to the local council for supplying all the building materials, the local clergy, and to Noel Browne Paving Centre for doing a fantastic job hoisting the statue with his lorry mounted crane on to the new plinth.

The black and gold marble plaque on the front of the plinth with the inscription 2020 Voluntary renovation by residents and friends of Sarsfield terrace was donated by Adrian Budds of Budds Memorials Youghal. The concrete paths leading to the monument were laid by the residents from the terrace and Raheen Park. The statue also got a new make-over and was meticulously repainted in the traditional blue colours of Mary.

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Looking well ladies xxx

2 weeks ago

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Blessing of the shrine at Sarsfield Terrace: Pictured is 95 year old Mary Anne Smyth at the blessing of the renovated shrine to Our Lady at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

V. Rev. Canon William Bermingham P.P. celebrated the social distancing outdoor mass assisted by Rev. Patrick Corkery C.C. and Rev. Brendan Mallon C.C. Hymns and prayers were sung by the talented duo of Geraldine Mulcahy and Tisha Collins. The sacristan Liam Ryan was on duty and Noel Cronin of CRY104fm recording the event and provided the PA system.

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley was in attendance along with other dignitaries. A huge crowd turned out in the autumnal evening such is the strong devotion to Mary – Queen of Heaven. The Papal flag was flying high on the newly erected flag pole and added colour to the joyous occasion.

The work of construction and the dedication and blessing of the shrine was filmed and captured for posterity by Billy Drake, a long term resident of ‘Sars’ as it is affectionately known.

At the end of the ceremony Canon Bermingham praised the huge input by the community in the renovation of the shrine. All work was done voluntarily and under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Corkery.

The statue of Our Lady is an important focal point in the area ever since the original shrine was built back in 1989. Although the statue and the lawn was well kept and maintained over the years by the late Annie Lawton, residents, and council workers, evidence of corrosion at the base was spotted during painting and cleaning a year ago and was deemed beyond restoration.

The new statue was acquired from the nearby Bayview Community House ( the former convent attached to the Cottage Hospital) and thanks to Susan Wall, Acting Director of Services, HSE South for her assistance. Thanks also to the local council for supplying all the building materials, the local clergy, and to Noel Browne Paving Centre for doing a fantastic job hoisting the statue with his lorry mounted crane on to the new plinth.

The black and gold marble plaque on the front of the plinth with the inscription ‘2020 Voluntary renovation by residents and friends of Sarsfield terrace’ was donated by Adrian Budds of Budds Memorials Youghal. The concrete paths leading to the monument were laid by the residents from the terrace and Raheen Park. The statue also got a new make-over and was meticulously repainted in the traditional blue colours of Mary.
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Blessing of the shrine at Sarsfield Terrace: Pictured is 95 year old Mary Anne Smyth at the blessing of the renovated shrine to Our Lady at Sarsfield Terrace, Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday 8th September 2020.

V. Rev. Canon William Bermingham P.P. celebrated the social distancing outdoor mass assisted by Rev. Patrick Corkery C.C. and Rev. Brendan Mallon C.C. Hymns and prayers were sung by the talented duo of Geraldine Mulcahy and Tisha Collins. The sacristan Liam Ryan was on duty and Noel Cronin of CRY104fm recording the event and provided the PA system.

The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley was in attendance along with other dignitaries. A huge crowd turned out in the autumnal evening such is the strong devotion to Mary - Queen of Heaven. The Papal flag was flying high on the newly erected flag pole and added colour to the joyous occasion.

The work of construction and the dedication and blessing of the shrine was filmed and captured for posterity by Billy Drake, a long term resident of Sars as it is affectionately known.

At the end of the ceremony Canon Bermingham praised the huge input by the community in the renovation of the shrine. All work was done voluntarily and under the spiritual guidance of Fr. Corkery. 
  
The statue of Our Lady is an important focal point in the area ever since the original shrine was built back in 1989. Although the statue and the lawn was well kept and maintained over the years by the late Annie Lawton, residents, and council workers, evidence of corrosion at the base was spotted during painting and cleaning a year ago and was deemed beyond restoration.

The new statue was acquired from the nearby Bayview Community House ( the former convent attached to the Cottage Hospital) and thanks to Susan Wall, Acting Director of Services, HSE South for her assistance. Thanks also to the local council for supplying all the building materials, the local clergy, and to Noel Browne Paving Centre for doing a fantastic job hoisting the statue with his lorry mounted crane on to the new plinth.

The black and gold marble plaque on the front of the plinth with the inscription 2020 Voluntary renovation by residents and friends of Sarsfield terrace was donated by Adrian Budds of Budds Memorials Youghal. The concrete paths leading to the monument were laid by the residents from the terrace and Raheen Park. The statue also got a new make-over and was meticulously repainted in the traditional blue colours of Mary.

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Lovely pic of Johnny’s Mam. Great to see her out and about

Aw bless her she has never changed a bit over the years love her xx

You look amazing my lovely nana love you to the moon and back 😘😘😘🥰🥰🥰

Looking great xx

Lisa Cosgrove your nan is looking very well ❤️

Lovely lady Mary Ann, looking fantastic.

MaryAnn. Looking wonderful. Remember when your kids were all little and I would visit nearly every day. Looking good. Love. Anne W💞🌞

What a woman God bless her

Bless her 💐🌿🌹🌺🌻🦌😅💐💯

Great to see it Mick.

Bless her 💖

Looking lovely mam

Looking good

Catherine Bray Kay Lucey Nan is looking great!

Shannen Bulman Joyce Barry Smyth

Efa Smyth Erin Smyth☺️

Ger Bray ❤️❤️

Catherine Bray ❤️

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2 weeks ago

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Construction of the beach boardwalk in Youghal, County Cork.
(September 2020)
The construction of the second phase of the 825 metres boardwalk which will see the route of the walkway run from the Claycastle Blue Flag Beach to Redbarn Blue Flag Beach – adjacent to the dunes and reed beds of Ballyvergan Marsh. When completed it will be the longest oceanfront Eco-Boardwalk in Ireland.
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Very excited about walking there as soon as I can get there x

Fsntastic – its progressing well 👏

Will have to travel from Dungarvan to walk this relive my youth in comfort lol

Great asset to Youghal

Great walk

Catherine O Grady

Shannon Flynn

Great boost for Youghal well done to the construction crew and all involved in the development

Really great work been done by these men .it will be fabulous when finished. 🛤pity Train's aren't running.

Looks amazing congratulations 🎉 all involved 👏

Brilliant to see .thank you 💯👏👏

Fabulous can’t wait to walk it x

Ah it will be absolutely fab, looking forward to it Xxx

Nice for my next hollydays in Youghal!

Will be fantastic when its finished. Cant wait. 👍

Soil Erosion guys

Well done 👍

Fabulous

Louise Higgins

Michael Bennett

Sinead Barry

Jennifer Green

Lovely to see no begrudging comment

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2 weeks ago

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Johnny Walsh- – Bill-Poster and Showman. By Mike Hackett

A painter and decorator from Cappoquin named Walsh married a girl from Youghal (Henneberry) in the very early part of the twentieth century. At first they lived in her hometown – – but then he got a lot of work at painting churches around Carrick-on-Suir and they went to live there. They were managing fine and went on to have six children – – three boys and three girls.

Then misfortune struck when the man died at a young age. The mother of six tried to survive for months – – far from her family and without welfare payments in those days. Eventually she gave up and realised that she would have to somehow get herself and the six children to Youghal where her family could help to support them.

One morning in desperation – – she set off out the road with her six kids (from two years old to twelve) to walk the forty miles to her hometown.

The older children gave piggy-backs to the younger ones as they moved along slowly mile after mile. Apparently the country people along the way were very kind to them and they were allowed to sleep in whatever cover was available – – like sheds and hay-barns. Then every morning food was given to them by kind country people – – like potatoes, eggs and bread before they resumed their journey.

It took three full days to complete the long journey and in later life they would refer to it as ‘The Long Walk’. At last they turned up at Cork Hill corner in the town of Youghal where their relations lived. They were home.

After a short while – – the children were split up and one named Johnny was placed in an orphanage in Cappoquin (ironically where his father had come from) and he always had great praise afterwards for the good way he was treated there. When he reached his seventh birthday – – he was moved to Greenmount in Cork City – – where it was a different story. He told of the boys getting awful treatment in that place. Then as soon as he got out of there he came back to Youghal where he made his base.

Johnny lived in a small terraced house in Tallow Street that had an attic loft where he kept his vast store of odds and ends. He began to practice magic and comedy before he went on tour for a few seasons with circus shows like Corvenio’s, Linton’s and Lynie Farrell’s. He got a liking for show business. Clowning and tap-dancing came easy to him and he loved it.

During his middle years, he would organise concerts in the Town Hall using local talent. Fred Astaire would approve of Johnny’s loud tap-dancing on the boards of the stage with his out-size shoes. The secret of the loud taps was that a neighbour – – blacksmith Johnny McCarthy – – kept iron tips on the soles and heels of the shoes.

Johnny Walsh was good to earn a living by bill-posting on local walls, by furniture removals and in being an auctioneer’s assistant. He knew the visiting show-people well from his travels with them and got all their bill-posting work. He had a tricycle that would hold a half-dozen chairs or a wardrobe in the front box when poor people were moving house. Then whenever a play or concert was due in the Mall House (Town Hall) – – Johnny would get the job of bringing a hundred chairs from the up-town ‘League’ Hall to help to completely seat the Town Hall. For years he had a push-bike tricycle to bring the goods around but later he acquired one with an engine (see photo). He would purr around town proudly on that unusual motorised version.

Saturday auctions in the mid 1950s were very popular and well attended and every Saturday night saw him hold up the goods to be auctioned. A funny story concerning him took place at the auction rooms of Sam Ross one Saturday night. George Kingston was the auctioneer and he was exact, prim and proper. Johnny was holding up a chamber pot to be auctioned when George asked “What is this item Johnny?” Now they both knew what it was but none wanted to say it out loud. In the attendance at the back of the crowd was a local female character and she had no qualms about saying what the item was. Her loud voice rang out “Tis a Piss-Pot, Mr. Kingston – – ‘Tis a Piss-Pot”. No doubt about it now! Great entertainment at the auction!
Johnny passed away in 1984.
– Mike Hackett.

Pictures:
Johnny Walsh, Mary Coughlan ( Librarian) and Jack Copithorne in the three wheeler bike.

Fr. Bernard Cotter and Johnny Walsh with a visitor (middle) ( Fr. Bernard is descended from the Glavin family)

Johnny Walsh – How he loved the roadshows, in concert halls or circus tent.

Johnny Walsh, Youghal, and Donagh O’ Leary, The Mall, Youghal.

The Chamber Pot or “Tis a Piss-Pot, Mr. Kingston – – ‘Tis a Piss-Pot”
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Thanks again Michael Hackett , for telling this story ,,,I grew up in the same terrace as Johnny ,a kind gentleman and a fantastic person ,always in good humor ,and very very funny .and kind ,may he rest in peace , I can still remember him on his motorbike ,with his long brown coat and his black beret and always had a smile on his face and had word for everyone ,Thank yo again Michael Hackett.

Remember Johnny going round town. Could never think what he did but that he was a Youghal character.

I remember gang of us getting a spin to school from Johnny in the front box of the bike.

Great story!!!!!more please

Remember Johnny from living in Tallow St. A lovely gentleman. Great story Mike x

Hi Mike. Yes I remember those days. I lived in Sarsfield Tce Thanks Mike.☘

What a Great Story!

Lovely story

I remember him well a great character and i remember all the little houses from Murphy's shop out to Bob Cronin 's ( McCarthy shop now) omg happy memories of tallow st and its people 👍😉

Yes I remember Johnny lived in Tallow St. Very Quiet unassuming Gentleman. He had a shed at the back of where Harringtons Bakery is now to store all his knick knacks.

Thanks Mick I knew Johnny very well in my young day gas’s man

I remembered him once I saw his photo…. a great story Michael, thanks for the memories!

Loved it Mike. Great story.

Remember Johnny very well. Happy memories. Always wore his famous beret. Olly Casey.

Lovely story, I think I might remember him as a child

I remembered him too. Always very jolly. Great story thanks for sharing Mike.

Love this stories – thanks mike

Thanks for the memories

Brian Glavin.billy Glavin..Jackie Jackie Glavin.there is a picture in this story with fr Bernard..

I remember him always up for tea at May and John Kiley's house cork hill always had a story to tell .

Michelle Kelly Ann o halloran Mary O'sullivan joe Josephine Lane i have that photo of name

Lucy Gladys

I remember him well when I was growing up in Tallow Street ( or North End as we preferred to call it) he used to juggle for us on the street

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Wood You Believe: The recent storms that have battered the coastline have washed up lots of flotsam and jetsam and driftwood on Youghal’s beaches, and the beachcombers and beach metal detectors were out in force looking to find what the tide washed up. Imagine the surprise that local woman Caroline Cooper got when out for a walk on the town’s famous promenade, when a huge chunk of wood was tossed from the ocean and became pinned underneath one of the seats on the promenade. The seat in question is a memorial bench and dedication plaque to her late brother Tommy Cooper, originally from Friar street, Youghal.

Caroline said her brother liked nothing better than collecting the driftwood that washed up on the sea shore and cutting it up for fuel. Such was his generosity he would give the bags of wood to his family and friends for the winter fires. He sometimes used a chainsaw to cut the wood which made this piece all the more enchanting because it has loads of chain marks on it.

There are 22 benches on the promenade and it was this one that it came to rest.

When a tree falls in a river or stream, it can set out on an unknown journey that remains a mystery. It’s amazing what appears to be nothing more than floating debris can undergo a reincarnation when it lands after its travels.

Strange coincidence, serendipity or whatever, it brought a smile to Caroline’s face and a subject of conversation on the prom.

Picture shows the chunk of wood beside the bench dedicated to Tommy Cooper and picture inset a photo of Tommy and a close up of the memorial brass plaque.
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Wood You Believe: The recent storms that have battered the coastline have washed up lots of flotsam and jetsam and driftwood on Youghals beaches, and the beachcombers and beach metal detectors were out in force looking to find what the tide washed up. Imagine the surprise that local woman Caroline Cooper got when out for a walk on the towns famous promenade, when a huge chunk of wood was tossed from the ocean and became pinned underneath one of the seats on the promenade. The seat in question is a memorial bench and dedication plaque to her late brother Tommy Cooper, originally from Friar street, Youghal.

Caroline said her brother liked nothing better than collecting the driftwood that washed up on the sea shore and cutting it up for fuel. Such was his generosity he would give the bags of wood to his family and friends for the winter fires. He sometimes used a chainsaw to cut the wood which made this piece all the more enchanting because it has loads of chain marks on it.

There are 22 benches on the promenade and it was this one that it came to rest.

When a tree falls in a river or stream, it can set out on an unknown journey that remains a mystery. Its amazing what appears to be nothing more than floating debris can undergo a reincarnation when it lands after its travels.

Strange coincidence, serendipity or whatever, it brought a smile to Carolines face and a subject of conversation on the prom.

Picture shows the chunk of wood beside the bench dedicated to Tommy Cooper and picture inset a photo of Tommy and a close up of the memorial brass plaque.

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Wow what a lovely story hope someone puts it in her garden for her It seems to be a message from her brother xxx

The handsome tommy god rest his soul xxx

Lovely he’s still looking out for his family ❤️

Lovely tale of coincidence…

What an amazing story

She should take it home and put it in the garden!

What a lovely story ❤💜💙

Aww caroline xx

Meant to be

That’s amazing ❤️

Whatagreat

Amazing

Great story Gill DeFoaite Nell De Faoite

Mary Barry

Ray O Connor u see this out there today

What a beautiful story.

What an amazing story

Turtle

Amazing!!

Wow-!!-such an amazing story-!!

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