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6 hours ago

YoughalOnline.com

Launch of ‘Recollections’ DVD in aid of Youghal Meals On Wheels.

The official launch of the film ‘Recollections’ was launched on Tuesday 24th November 2020 by our very own Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of County Cork.

The film was screened to sell-out audiences in the Regal Cinema Youghal and has received rave reviews. The DVD of the film is now available for just 10 euro with all proceeds going to the Youghal Meals On Wheels Organisation. The local charity is looking for badly need funds to provide free diners over the Christmas season.

Nicola Lucey from the Youghal Community Health Project said "We are delighted that funds raised from the sale of the DVD "Recollections" will go towards the Meals on Wheels service. This DVD would make a great Christmas present as it documents the social history of Youghal"

Recollections is a nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past, told through film and photo archives, compiled, filmed and directed by Michael Hussey.

Contributors include: Catherine Matthes, Kieran Groeger, Liam Burke, Patricia Whyte, Sal and Stella Perks.

Collections include: Matthes, Owens, Burke, Horgan and Perks film and photo archives. Promoted by the Youghal Business Alliance.
Film length 52 minutes. Compiled by Michael Hussey

DVDs are available locally in Youghal from Cree’s Card Shop, Crowleys Service Station, Flanagan Print and Read and Write Newsagents.

Pictured are: Michael Hussey, Director of the film; Ger Flanagan, Youghal Business Alliance; Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor Of The County Of Cork; Niamh Herbert and Lorraine Hogan, Youghal Community Health Project and Richard Lane, Youghal Meals on Wheels at the launch of the Recollections DVD produced by Youghal Business Alliance in association with Flanagan Print with proceeds going to Youghal Meals On Wheels.
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Launch of ‘Recollections’ DVD in aid of Youghal Meals On Wheels.

The official launch of the film Recollections was launched on Tuesday 24th November 2020 by our very own Cllr Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of County Cork.

The film was screened to sell-out audiences in the Regal Cinema Youghal and has received rave reviews. The DVD of the film is now available for just 10 euro with all proceeds going to the Youghal Meals On Wheels Organisation. The local charity is looking for badly need funds to provide free diners over the Christmas season. 

Nicola Lucey from the Youghal Community Health Project said We are delighted that funds raised from the sale of the DVD Recollections will go towards the Meals on Wheels service. This DVD would make a great Christmas present as it documents the social history of Youghal

Recollections is a nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past, told through film and photo archives, compiled, filmed and directed by Michael Hussey.

Contributors include: Catherine Matthes, Kieran Groeger, Liam Burke, Patricia Whyte, Sal and Stella Perks.

Collections include: Matthes, Owens, Burke, Horgan and Perks film and photo archives. Promoted by the Youghal Business Alliance.
Film length 52 minutes. Compiled by Michael Hussey

DVDs are available locally in Youghal from Cree’s Card Shop, Crowleys Service Station, Flanagan Print and Read and Write Newsagents.

Pictured are: Michael Hussey, Director of the film; Ger Flanagan, Youghal Business Alliance; Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor Of The County Of Cork; Niamh Herbert and Lorraine Hogan, Youghal Community Health Project and Richard Lane, Youghal Meals on Wheels at the launch of the Recollections DVD produced by Youghal Business Alliance in association with Flanagan Print with proceeds going to Youghal Meals On Wheels.
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22 hours ago

YoughalOnline.com

Promo of the film ‘Recollections’ – A nostalgic glimpse into Youghal’s past told through film and photo archives. Out now on DVD. Price 10 Euro. Proceeds from the sale of this film will go towards the Youghal Meals On Wheels Organisation.

Available at Crees Card Shop, Read and Write, Crowley’s Garage and Flanagan Print, Youghal.

This would make a great Christmas present and help out our local charity as well.

Contributors: Catherine Matthes, Kieran Groeger, Liam Burke, Patricia Whyte, Sal and Stella Perks.

Collections include the Matthes, Owens, Burke, Horgan and Perks film and photo archives. Promoted by the Youghal Business Alliance.

Film length 52 minutes. Compiled by Michael Hussey
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Saw this at Regal. Brilliant and highly recommend it, even as a blow-in. Will certainly be getting a copy. Great cause too. ❤️👏

Is there any way to get a copy shipped to the states for my mother?

Can I pay over the phone or order online please?

Wonderful. Love it.

John Shanahan

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2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Youghal beach boardwalk under construction looking towards the west – November 22nd 2020

When complete it will be longest ocean front boardwalk in Ireland and will be a huge tourist attraction showing the panoramic views of beautiful Youghal bay and blue flag beaches. This will link up with the Claycastle boardwalk and the concrete esplanade and promenade at the strand nearer to town.

Youghal proudly boasts three beaches, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn. The beach located to the west of the town is over three miles in length. Youghal was awarded blue flags for water cleanliness and availability of amenities in 2020.

Closer to town there are smaller and just as beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.
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Youghal beach boardwalk under construction looking towards the west - November 22nd 2020 

When complete it will be longest ocean front boardwalk in Ireland and will be a huge tourist attraction showing the panoramic views of beautiful Youghal bay and blue flag beaches. This will link up with the Claycastle boardwalk and the concrete esplanade and promenade at the strand nearer to town.

Youghal proudly boasts three beaches, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn. The beach located to the west of the town is over three miles in length. Youghal was awarded blue flags for water cleanliness and availability of amenities in 2020.

Closer to town there are smaller and just as beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.
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Very excited to walk this boardwalk

No railings.?? H & S .

Margaret – Mom, they’re building a Boardwalk in Youghal along the ocean!

Will they throw the interconnector cable underneath it I wonder..

Can’t wait to get out there

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2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

23rd November 2020: The Celtic Inter-connector between Ireland and France to land at Claycastle beach in Youghal.

The interconnector power cables will reach landfall in Ireland at Claycastle Beach in Youghal. From there they will travel underground to the converter station at Ballyadam and then on to the substation at Knockraha, also by way of underground cables. Picture shows the Lankelma offshore marine drilling rig and exploratory drilling on land at Claycastle beach back in May 2018.

Read full story here:
www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/celtic-interconnector-bal/index.xml

More here:
www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/co-cork-site-chosen-for-ireland-france-cable-station-1…

Video by Macflymedia filmed back in 2018 click here:
fb.watch/1XC4_GTAAR/
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23rd November 2020: The Celtic Inter-connector between Ireland and France to land at Claycastle beach in Youghal.

The interconnector power cables will reach landfall in Ireland at Claycastle Beach in Youghal. From there they will travel underground to the converter station at Ballyadam and then on to the substation at Knockraha, also by way of underground cables. Picture shows the Lankelma offshore marine drilling rig and exploratory drilling on land at Claycastle beach back in May 2018.

Read full story here:
https://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/celtic-interconnector-bal/index.xml

More here:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/co-cork-site-chosen-for-ireland-france-cable-station-1.4416332?mode=amp

Video by Macflymedia filmed back in 2018 click here:
https://fb.watch/1XC4_GTAAR/

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We should build our own nuclear power station and not have import nuclear power France. But this is a typical Irish fix like sending rubbish Germany.

2 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Youghal beach boardwalk under construction – November 22nd 2020. When complete it will be longest ocean front boardwalk in Ireland and will be a huge tourist attraction showing the panoramic views of beautiful Youghal bay and blue flag beaches. This will link up with the Claycastle boardwalk and the concrete esplanade and promenade at the strand nearer to town.

Youghal proudly boasts three beaches, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn. The beach located to the west of the town is over three miles in length. Youghal was awarded blue flags for water cleanliness and availability of amenities in 2020.

The 2.4-mile swim section of the Ironman Triathlon 2021 race will take place along this coastline.

Closer to town there are smaller and just as beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.
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Youghal beach boardwalk under construction - November 22nd 2020. When complete it will be longest ocean front boardwalk in Ireland and will be a huge tourist attraction showing the panoramic views of beautiful Youghal bay and blue flag beaches. This will link up with the Claycastle boardwalk and the concrete esplanade and promenade at the strand nearer to town.

Youghal proudly boasts three beaches, Front Strand, Claycastle and Redbarn. The beach located to the west of the town is over three miles in length. Youghal was awarded blue flags for water cleanliness and availability of amenities in 2020.

The 2.4-mile swim section of the Ironman Triathlon 2021 race will take place along this coastline.

Closer to town there are smaller and just as beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy.
Pic-youghalonline

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Make sure to utilize it now leave business people on it ie coffee shop ect. Why not build boat house and hire out surf boards and all that goes with it

Looking forward Carol O'Keeffe xx

For methhis has ruined me favorite part of youghal beach…really dissapointed in this decision. We can no longer set in the wonderful grasses to get shelter from the wind.. no more privacy .no more going toyoughal beach to lay on a blanket and read.. I just don't get how this is supposed to be a good addition.

That will be fantastic , looking forward to doing that walk Keep safe ❤️🙏🏾

And Youghal Town is rich in history and heritage 🎆📚📷👏

I’d like to walk it before some big storm floats it away.

I'd love to be there one of the days.

Looking great, it will be spectacular! Missing Youghal, was great living there for few years.

Must go and walk it sometime before I kick the bucket.!!!!!!

What's going to stop people from falling off the side of it

Would be so nice to have the train running again to Youghal

Emily Cooley Hickey we'll be making our walk a weekly thing 🤗

What length is it ?

Will there be lights on it

Looks fantastic..

Cant wait -!!

When will it be ready?

Is there a circular route ?

Can’t wait 😀

Beautiful xxx

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2 days ago

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5 days ago

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PER VERSE VIEW OF 2020 – By Christy Parker

January:
There’s tractor fleets on Dublin streets as farmers air their beef
The Barrett boy, both keen and Roy, is the FAI’s new chief
The wards are jammed, with Harris slammed as winter brings its woe
If Vlad had ever rolled a joint, he says ‘twas years ago…

February:
Goodbye Shane Ross, you’ve lost your gloss, the electorate decrees
A verdict too in New York’s court brings Weinstein to his knees
There’s Fr Kelly on the tele, cavorting with the stars
And ‘Up the ‘Ra!’, roars Cullinane, downing a few jars

March:
Fears and tears across frontiers spread with Coronavirus
The stats pile up like toilet rolls that have become desirous
The crisis grows as Claire Byrne goes from Montrose to a shed
St Patrick’s Day will not be run, but Cheltenham goes ahead

April:
There’s no more pubs and home school hubs become the way to teach
While learned people are convinced that Trump has shares in bleach!
As time grows older every border has flashing lights of blue
But minds see red when Keeling’s greet their new fruit-picking crew

May:
Rent and bills are Jonny’s ills and could close Bewley’s down
A nod, a wink, ‘say not a word’, gets a haircut in the town
For John and Gemma there’s dilemma, when they can’t sue the State
‘Pull up a chair’, the Greens decide, ‘and we’ll negotiate’.

June:
‘I’ll lead the nation -in rotation!’, says Micheál high with pride
In America the backlash starts for the murder of George Floyd
‘Just 40 winks will do, methinks’, yawns Eamon Ryan Van Winkle
A Security Council welcome mat gives Coveney’s eyes a twinkle

July
L-plate Cowen is told stand down amidst his past drink-driving
Black Lives Matter on the streets against police conniving
Is a topless Bruton aping Putin coincidence or sinister?!
Is a €16,000 rise enough for a Super Junior Minister?!!!

August
Some 80 souls played 18 holes but then they bogey’d golfgate
Which made ‘Big Phil’ feel under par and bunkered Rourky’s start-date
‘Covid-19 is a trampoline’ comes Donnelly’s conclusion
And Russian rebel Nalvany gets a novichok infusion.

September
‘How dare you ask I wear a mask!’, Van warbles in defiance
And D’Arcy scuttles off to join his lobby chums’ alliance
‘Store receipts for drinks and eats’ leaves publicans dumbstruck
And McConalogue is put in charge of fish and cows and muck

October
Amidst the grief there comes relief in 2020’s Budget
Will Denham skin judge Woulfe alive? No, she decides to fudge it
The gloom descends as NPHET sends us back to level five
And Trump encounters Covid -but both of them survive

November/December
Year 2020 gave us plenty of misery and strife
It sabotaged our hopes and dreams with a virus running rife
But humankind is sure to find an answer to this farce
The day will come when Covid gets a vaccine up the arse!

Courtesy of www.thephoenix.ie

This poem appears in the The Phoenix Magazine Annual. Out now.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixMagazine
Web: www.thephoenix.ie/
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PER VERSE VIEW OF 2020 - By Christy Parker

January:
There’s tractor fleets on Dublin streets as farmers air their beef
The Barrett boy, both keen and Roy, is the FAI’s new chief 
The wards are jammed, with Harris slammed as winter brings its woe 
If Vlad had ever rolled a joint, he says ‘twas years ago...

February: 
Goodbye Shane Ross, you’ve lost your gloss, the electorate decrees 
A verdict too in New York’s court brings Weinstein to his knees 
There’s Fr Kelly on the tele, cavorting with the stars 
And ‘Up the ‘Ra!’, roars Cullinane, downing a few jars 

March: 
Fears and tears across frontiers spread with Coronavirus 
The stats pile up like toilet rolls that have become desirous 
The crisis grows as Claire Byrne goes from Montrose to a shed 
St Patrick’s Day will not be run, but Cheltenham goes ahead 

April:
There’s no more pubs and home school hubs become the way to teach 
While learned people are convinced that Trump has shares in bleach!
As time grows older every border has flashing lights of blue 
But minds see red when Keeling’s greet their new fruit-picking crew

May: 
Rent and bills are Jonny’s ills and could close Bewley’s down
A nod, a wink, ‘say not a word’, gets a haircut in the town 
For John and Gemma there’s dilemma, when they can’t sue the State 
‘Pull up a chair’, the Greens decide, ‘and we’ll negotiate’. 

June: 
‘I’ll lead the nation -in rotation!’, says Micheál high with pride 
In America the backlash starts for the murder of George Floyd
‘Just 40 winks will do, methinks’, yawns Eamon Ryan Van Winkle 
A Security Council welcome mat gives Coveney’s eyes a twinkle

July 
L-plate Cowen is told stand down amidst his past drink-driving 
Black Lives Matter on the streets against police conniving 
Is a topless Bruton aping Putin coincidence or sinister?! 
Is a €16,000 rise enough for a Super Junior Minister?!!!

August 
Some 80 souls played 18 holes but then they bogey’d golfgate 
Which made ‘Big Phil’ feel under par and bunkered Rourky’s start-date 
‘Covid-19 is a trampoline’ comes Donnelly’s conclusion 
And Russian rebel Nalvany gets a novichok infusion.  

September
‘How dare you ask I wear a mask!’, Van warbles in defiance 
And D’Arcy scuttles off to join his lobby chums’ alliance 
‘Store receipts for drinks and eats’ leaves publicans dumbstruck 
And McConalogue is put in charge of fish and cows and muck 

October
Amidst the grief there comes relief in 2020’s Budget 
Will Denham skin judge Woulfe alive? No, she decides to fudge it 
The gloom descends as NPHET sends us back to level five 
And Trump encounters Covid -but both of them survive

November/December
Year 2020 gave us plenty of misery and strife 
It sabotaged our hopes and dreams with a virus running rife 
But humankind is sure to find an answer to this farce 
The day will come when Covid gets a vaccine up the arse!

Courtesy of www.thephoenix.ie

This poem appears in the The Phoenix Magazine Annual. Out now.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePhoenixMagazine
Web: https://www.thephoenix.ie/

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Love it

Great stuff

7 days ago

YoughalOnline.com

Onlookers admiring the beauty of Youghal beach and seafront on a winter’s day. Picture taken on 14th November 2020. See MoreSee Less

Onlookers admiring the beauty of Youghal beach and seafront on a winters day. Picture taken on 14th November 2020.

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Oh lovely so wish we were onlookers. ALL STAY SAFE XXX

Aaah that’s beautiful thank you for sharing this 👏

Brilliant photo 👏

Love youghae

1 week ago

YoughalOnline.com

Youghal Christmas Lights 2020: A birds eye view of North Main Street, Youghal lit up like an airport runway with the brightly coloured Christmas lights. This is the wonderful sight that will greet Santa on his way from the North Pole with the Youghal Clock Gate Tower standing tall in the far distance. What a great image by local photographer Piotr kedzierski.

The Christmas lights switched-on was earlier than usual in an effort to drum up support for local businesses and to keep people’s spirits up.

Source: www.facebook.com/peter.kedziorkedzioras
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Youghal Christmas Lights 2020: A birds eye view of North Main Street, Youghal lit up like an airport runway with the brightly coloured Christmas lights. This is the wonderful sight that will greet Santa on his way from the North Pole with the Youghal Clock Gate Tower standing tall in the far distance. What a great image by local photographer Piotr kedzierski.

The Christmas lights switched-on was earlier than usual in an effort to drum up support for local businesses and to keep people’s spirits up.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/peter.kedziorkedziorasImage attachment

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Lovely to walk under the Christmas lights in town at night when out for a walk…bright, cheerful and atmospheric.

What Santa leaving early ?? I know he has a long way to travel but it is only early Nov

Looking good as always xxx

Well done

Looking lovely, some battery candles in the windows of the clock gate might be nice

Feeling home sick looking at these photos. I wish this virus would end 🙏

Agree with Olive- it would make a big impact

Brilliant photos

Looks wonderful

Looks fab well done all

biutiful

It looks wonderful. My cousin lived for many years inYoughal. Born there, died there. Ash Street. Michael John Yellop. Happy days visiting there and going to the strand. His Mum was Fanny and she worked in The Walter Raleigh Hotel. She died very young. Sad for him….

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1 week ago

YoughalOnline.com

FORMER YOUGHAL MAYOR RELAUNCHES GASWORKS APPRENTICESHIP DAYS MEMOIR

An intriguing snapshot of social and personal history has been captured with the launch by a former Youghal town councillor and mayor of a book recalling his days as an apprentice gas fitter in the town.

Oliver ‘Olly’ Casey, served his community for 43 years as an Independent councillor, but as a teenager had spent five years working at the Youghal Gas Works on Mill Road (adjacent to Tesco’s).

Mr Casey first published That’s Gas in 2011, but is reissuing it following “repeated requests for copies”, he says.

As the book relates. Olly left school in 1958, aged 15and prior to his Inter Cert. He quite the education system mainly due to disillusionment with the Christian Brothers’ approach to discipline! He opted instead for an apprenticeship at the gas works, where he would work alongside his dad John and grandad Florence in 1958, aged 15.

Delivered n story-telling fashion, his honest recollection of five subsequent years spans 77 pages and includes about 40 vintage photos and illustrations. The author has also included a few endearing self-penned poems, with such reminiscent lines from ‘The Town’ as, “Women natter, children chatter their way to school; occasionally stopping to stamp a pool to ripples…”

Opened in 1830, the Youghal plant was Ireland’s first publicly-owned gasworks and piped lighting, heating and cooking into thousands of homes.

The council imported vast amounts of coal from Wales to operate the works, with ships such as the Kathleen &May and the Nellie Fleming delivering the ferrying fuel. The gas held further benefits as it generated frurter income through side products like coke, tar and gas appliances while profits supplemented the rates.

The early pages deal in detail wit the technical side of the plant, while Olly’s story largely resonates around workers who toiled in extremely hot, testing conditions and where their rights were often seen as hot air too. The burning coal produced vapours that, were they visible, would resemble “the vilest, most toxic smoke you could imagine”, he records.

The gas was stored in gasometers, ‘sealed’ by a moat, in which Olly once found a revolver, “probably concealed during the War of Independence”.

The memoir is littered with delightful anecdotes and observations and details of work practices that, from a contemporary perspective, defy reason and in some instances, logic.

Olly recalls working alongside one Mickey Sweeney, a friend and colleague who “had a habit of smoking while doing jobs”, including while mending leaks! “Gas hissing from the hole and Mickey smoking!”, he writes, while wondering why they didn’t preceded the Yanks and the Russians into space.

The writer recalls excursions to collect the takings from the gas meters and finding “pieces of tin or a kitchen knife had sometimes been used instead of coins in places where poverty also resided.

Further references include the massive storm that decimated Youghal’s Front Strand and the local gas main in 1962 and there is reminiscence of the ‘compulsory’ daily rosary recited by the works manager and his wife; given the working conditions and some of the practices its amazing that only one rosary a day was enough!

Deemed economically unsustainable, Youghal gasworks closed in 1963, with the former mayor believing it could still have served the town today. “It was brought to its knees, in my opinion, by a lack of foresight and a failure to provide funding”, he says.

Today the gasworks is a council storage yard while Olly is the sole survivor from all featured in his book.

That’s Gas, from Flanagan Print (024-93358), is available from Cree’s and from Read and Write newsagents. Price €10.

Story by Christy Parker | Courtesy of Dungarvan Observer
Picture: Youghalonline
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FORMER YOUGHAL MAYOR RELAUNCHES GASWORKS APPRENTICESHIP DAYS MEMOIR

An intriguing snapshot of social and personal history has been captured with the launch by a former Youghal town councillor and mayor of a book recalling his days as an apprentice gas fitter in the town.  

Oliver ‘Olly’ Casey, served his community for 43 years as an Independent councillor, but as a teenager had spent five years working at the Youghal Gas Works on Mill Road (adjacent to Tesco’s). 

Mr Casey first published That’s Gas in 2011,  but is reissuing it following “repeated requests for copies”, he says. 

As the book relates. Olly left school in 1958, aged 15and prior to his Inter Cert. He quite the education system mainly due to disillusionment with the Christian Brothers’ approach to discipline! He opted instead for an apprenticeship at the gas works, where he would work alongside his dad John and grandad Florence in 1958, aged 15. 

Delivered n story-telling fashion, his honest recollection of five subsequent years spans 77 pages and includes about 40 vintage photos and illustrations. The author has also included a few endearing self-penned poems, with such reminiscent lines from ‘The Town’ as, “Women natter, children chatter their way to school; occasionally stopping to stamp a pool to ripples...” 

Opened in 1830, the Youghal plant was Ireland’s first publicly-owned gasworks and piped lighting, heating and cooking into thousands of homes. 

The council imported vast amounts of coal from Wales to operate the works, with ships such as the Kathleen &May and the Nellie Fleming delivering the ferrying fuel. The gas held further benefits as it generated frurter income through side products like coke, tar and gas appliances while profits supplemented the rates.  

The early pages deal in detail wit the technical side of the plant, while Olly’s story largely resonates around workers who toiled in extremely hot, testing conditions and where their rights were often seen as hot air too. The burning coal produced vapours that, were they visible, would resemble “the vilest, most toxic smoke you could imagine”, he records.

The gas was stored in gasometers, ‘sealed’ by a moat, in which Olly once found a revolver, “probably concealed during the War of Independence”. 

The memoir is littered with delightful anecdotes and observations and details of work practices that, from a contemporary perspective, defy reason and in some instances, logic.  

Olly recalls working alongside one Mickey Sweeney, a friend and colleague who “had a habit of smoking while doing jobs”, including while mending leaks! “Gas hissing from the hole and Mickey smoking!”, he writes, while wondering why they didn’t preceded the Yanks and the Russians into space. 

The writer recalls excursions to collect the takings from the gas meters and finding “pieces of tin or a kitchen knife had sometimes been used instead of coins in places where poverty also resided.  

Further references include the massive storm that decimated Youghal’s Front Strand and the local gas main in 1962 and there is reminiscence of the ‘compulsory’ daily rosary recited by the works manager and his wife; given the working conditions and some of the practices its amazing that only one rosary a day was enough! 

Deemed economically unsustainable, Youghal gasworks closed in 1963, with the former mayor believing it could still have served the town today. “It was brought to its knees, in my opinion, by a lack of foresight and a failure to provide funding”, he says. 

Today the gasworks is a council storage yard while Olly is the sole survivor from all featured in his book. 

That’s Gas, from Flanagan Print (024-93358), is available from Cree’s and from Read and Write newsagents. Price €10. 

Story by Christy Parker | Courtesy of Dungarvan Observer
Picture: Youghalonline

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Never heard of this. Sounds good.

Well done ollie going to get a copy for my mam and then post it over to my uncle John in UK he would enjoy it.

I remember Leo Whelan collecting the rents also a lovely Gentleman like yourself Ollie I got the book last time out and it is a lovely read

Oliver I can remember you and Leo Whelan collecting the pennies from the gas metre in my Grans house in Cork Hill in the 50s

Ben Stone

Mary Sadlier

Welldone

Well done !!

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1 week ago

YoughalOnline.com

SPINE-CHILLING HALLOWEEN FIND ON YOUGHAL BEACH!!

An eerie chill descended on visitors to Youghal’s Claycastle beach over the Halloween weekend as a creature that emerged from the nether reaches of the deep appeared on the sands.

The beast was most likely awakened by the recent storms that have pounded the east Cork/West Waterford coastline

One frightened witness, his own legs turning to jelly as he viewed the languid leviathan, muttered through trembling lips, “First coronavirus and now this! What next will hit us? Zombies?!”

Another cautious, but more learned beach walker, clutching a bulb of garlic, decreed the ‘thing’ was a so-called ‘Portuguese Man O’ War’ jellyfish.

The creatures are usually found in warmer waters but this nightmare seemingly strayed north during the recent warm spell.

Every text book on marine life advises mere mortals to steer clear of the jelly monster as the stinging cells on its tentacles can be as sharp and painful as a stake through the heart!

Take care out there…

Story by Christy Parker | Courtesy of Dungarvan Observer
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SPINE-CHILLING HALLOWEEN FIND ON YOUGHAL BEACH!!

An eerie chill descended on visitors to Youghal’s Claycastle beach over the Halloween weekend as a creature that emerged from the nether reaches of the deep appeared on the sands. 

The beast was most likely awakened by the recent storms that have pounded the east Cork/West Waterford coastline

One frightened witness, his own legs turning to jelly as he viewed the languid leviathan, muttered through trembling lips, “First coronavirus and now this! What next will hit us? Zombies?!”

Another cautious, but more learned beach walker, clutching a bulb of garlic, decreed the ‘thing’ was a so-called Portuguese Man O War jellyfish. 

The creatures are usually found in warmer waters but this nightmare seemingly strayed north during the recent warm spell. 

Every text book on marine life advises mere mortals to steer clear of the jelly monster as the stinging cells on its tentacles can be as sharp and painful as a stake through the heart! 

Take care out there... 

Story by Christy Parker | Courtesy of Dungarvan Observer

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Wow I wouldn't like a bite from that

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