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Reverse Santa:

Once again Youghal4all is running the Reverse Santa this will run on the 3rd and 10th December in Carlton Wharf Preschool next to Greenpark.

The unit was kindly lent to us by Deirdre O Sullivan. The idea is children will bring a gift to Santa as opposed to getting a gift. We will take new or second hand toys. The toys must be in good condition. I always say if you wouldn't give them to your own children don't give to others. We will also accept selection boxes, sweets or any treats .

Anything collected will be distributed locally by Saint Vincent de Paul to family's who are finding things tough this year. We ask no cuddly toys please.

We thank you all in advance for your donations.
Youghal4all
Saturday 26th November 2022: Christmas lights across Youghal were switched-on as the town prepares for the holiday spirit with the seasonal street lights.

Picture shows the beautifully lit Youghal Christmas tree at the junction of Barry's Lane and Market Square.

Hundreds of people crowded on to Barry's Lane in the centre of town to see the spectacular lights being switched on. Children's faces lit up with smiles and a huge roar with claps of applause from the parents as everyone joined in the festive celebrations with dancing and singing. The rain and drizzle didn't put a stop to the fun and laughter - even Santa Claus joined in the merriment.  There was a noticeable influx of people from outside the town which was fantastic to see.

The switching on of the Christmas Lights kick-started the town’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive to encourage people to come into the town centre and to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas.

South Main street, North Main street and The Mall were also decorated with the festive lights while the business community and residential houses added their own individual style at all parts of the town. The reindeers are also lit up at the strand and Greencloyne while the huge Youghal Christmas Tree takes centre stage at the Market Square. Everyone wanted to take their photo beside the colourful and brightly lit energy saving low watt led Christmas tree. It can be seen from the main street and the back street and adds greatly to the Christmas shopping experience in town.

Well done to all involved in making this a special day and remember to "Shop Local"
Saturday 26th November 2022:
Christmas lights across Youghal were switched-on as the town prepares for the holiday spirit with the seasonal street lights.

Pictured is the man himself, Santa Claus, who was special guest of honour at the event. Beside him is one of the hard working members of the Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Development dressed in Elf costume. She looks very recognisable. Can you name who this well known Youghal woman is? Answer in comments below.

Hundreds of people crowded on to Barry's Lane in the centre of town to see the spectacular lights being switched on. Children's faces lit up with smiles and a huge roar with claps of applause from the parents as everyone joined in the festive celebrations with dancing and singing. The rain and drizzle didn't put a stop to the fun and laughter - even Santa Claus joined in the merriment.  There was a noticeable influx of people from outside the town which was fantastic to see.

The switching on of the Christmas Lights kick-started the town’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive to encourage people to come into the town centre and to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas.

South Main street, North Main street and The Mall were also decorated with the festive lights while the business community and residential houses added their own individual style at all parts of the town. The reindeers are also lit up at the strand and Greencloyne while the huge Youghal Christmas Tree takes centre stage at the Market Square. Everyone wanted to take their photo beside the colourful and brightly lit energy saving low watt led Christmas tree. It can be seen from the main street and the back street and adds greatly to the Christmas shopping experience in town.

Well done to all involved in making this a special day and remember to "Shop Local"

Who was at the switch-on:
SANTA CLAUS AND HIS ELVES
THE GRINCH AND “ABOMINABLE” STREET PARTY 
DISCO WITH DJ TOMMY 
YOUGHAL PIPE BAND 
BUN-SCOIL SAMBA BAND 
THE CHORAL SOCIETY
Picture: Denis, Sharon and their son Finn from Youghal, enjoying the Switching On of the Christmas Lights at Barry's Lane in the centre of town on Saturday, 26th, November, 2022.

Hundreds of people crowded on to Barry's Lane in the centre of town to see the spectacular lights being switched on. Children's faces lit up with smiles and a huge roar with claps of applause from the parents as everyone joined in the festive celebrations with dancing and singing. The rain and drizzle didn't put a stop to the fun and laughter - even Santa Claus joined in the merriment.  There was a noticeable influx of people from outside the town which was fantastic to see.

The switching on of the Christmas Lights kick-started the town’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive to encourage people to come into the town centre and to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas.

South Main street, North Main street and The Mall were also decorated with the festive lights while the business community and residential houses added their own individual style at all parts of the town. The reindeers are also lit up at the strand and Greencloyne while the huge Youghal Christmas Tree takes centre stage at the Market Square. Everyone wanted to take their photo beside the colourful and brightly lit energy saving low watt led Christmas tree. It can be seen from the main street and the back street and adds greatly to the Christmas shopping experience in town. Well done to all involved in making this a special day and remember to "Shop Local"
IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Youghal town lit up for Christmas 2022.

Hundreds of people crowded on to Barry's Lane in the centre of town to see the spectacular lights being switched on. Children's faces lit up with smiles and a huge roar with claps of applause from the parents as everyone joined in the festive celebrations with dancing and singing. The rain and drizzle didn't put a stop to the fun and laughter - even Santa Claus joined in the merriment.  There was a noticeable influx of people from outside the town which was fantastic to see.

The switching on of the Christmas Lights kick-started the town’s seasonal celebrations and a big promotional drive to encourage people to come into the town centre and to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas.

South Main street, North Main street and The Mall were also decorated with the festive lights while the business community and residential houses added their own individual style at all parts of the town. The reindeers are also lit up at the strand and Greencloyne while the huge Youghal Christmas Tree takes centre stage at the Market Square. Everyone wanted to take their photo beside the colourful and brightly lit energy saving low watt led Christmas tree. It can be seen from the main street and the back street and adds greatly to the Christmas shopping experience in town. Well done to all involved in making this a special day and remember to "Shop Local"
  
Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Development
Youghal Blue & Green Community Network
Youghal Tourist Office & Visitor Centre
Youghal Business Alliance
Cry Youghal
Former Youghal Town Councillor Liam Burke maintains his belief that it’s time to reopen the railway.

Liam writes; “In light of the present difficulties, recently highlighted by YoughalOnline, being encountered by users of the bus service between Youghal and Cork, namely commuters such as students, workers, shoppers, people with medical appointments, etc., it’s time to re-open the railway. The soaring cost of petrol and diesel, the ever-increasing traffic gridlock in Cork city with its attendant problems of parking, time delays and air pollution, are pointing more and more people to a growing realisation of what a massive benefit a re-opened railway would bring to Youghal”

Read more on this article here:
https://youghalrailway.wordpress.com/
Youghal Business Alliance launch new promo video of our town with the theme “Shop Local”. The launch will feature on Community Radio Youghal this Saturday.

Tune into "The Rural Report Show" on Community Radio Youghal - CRY104fm with Noel Cronin this Saturday, 26th November, 2022 to hear about the launch of this exciting new promotional video of what the town has to offer the Christmas shopper.

CRY104fm were there to catch up with the latest news on the town. The show is on between 10am and 12 noon with all the latest news on the town and countryside so don’t miss it. You can also listen to the radio on the internet. Search https://www.cry104fm.com/

See the promo video here at this link: https://youtu.be/ncbvMlC4T_w
Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Development Presents:

SANTA CLAUS AND HIS ELVES are coming to Barry’s Lane, Youghal at 3pm Saturday 26th November 2022 to switch on the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.

SEE SANTA’S ELVES
THE GRINCH AND “ABOMINABLE” STREET PARTY 
DISCO WITH DJ TOMMY 
YOUGHAL PIPE BAND 
BUN-SCOIL SAMBA BAND 
THE CHORAL SOCIETY 
& MUCH MORE IN MARKET SQUARE 

Santa's Post Box - In The Market Square
POST YOUR LETTERS TO SANTA!
Youghal Business Alliance launch new promo video of our town with the theme “Shop Local”

The launch took place in the luxurious surroundings of The Regal Cinema at South Main Street on Tuesday evening, 22nd November 2022.

Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said “The promotional video is unbelievable. It’s one of those promotional videos that hits home and reminds people to shop local and to stay local as much as you can. Now more than ever we need to support our own and support the Youghal Business Alliance (YBA) and all the businesses involved. I think it's one of the best promotions to shop locally I have ever seen”

“At Cork County Council level we are inundated with local businesses to promote their businesses. Youghal certainly has a lot to offer. Again this year we will have two Christmas markets in town to encourage people to come to Youghal, stop to have a bite to eat, and enjoy the ambience of the Christmas spirit. The Christmas light switch on is this Saturday 26th November. The Christmas tree lights in the Market square, the reindeers will be lit up at the strand and Greencloyne. Everything will be switched on this Saturday. There is great credit due to the YBA. I attend the meetings regularly and keep the members updated with Cork County Council information such as news about grants and funding available.

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley continued; “I’m on the main street everyday talking to different business owners and they’ve told me that they are very worried about the New Year. We are all rolling in and trying to stay positive and keep the bright side out come Christmas time - but come January and February, which are lonely months, they are worried about the bills and how they are going to pay their bills coming into 2023. I will have to lobby in my job to make sure  that all these business are looked after”

Ger Flanagan, Chairman of the Youghal Business Alliance speaking on the production of the video said; “The promo video was filmed and produced by MacFly Media who did an excellent job. We would like to say thanks to Dara Murphy of the “Youghal Gift Gallery” and “Read and Write'' who put a lot of work behind the scenes in coordinating the people for the film. We felt that this was the right time to do something to promote “Shop Local” for Christmas. We encourage more people to support local businesses. This is the time to support local. We have a lot coming up.”

He said “Cork County Council are doing a big promotion supporting local around the county asking people to support their local towns. Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has been beating the drum for Youghal over many years. We have the Christmas lights “Switch On'' this Saturday and that will be the start of the Christmas shopping period. Well done to everyone involved and putting Youghal to the forefront and trying to promote the town as best we can”.

This is not the first time the pro-active Youghal Business Alliance have been involved in using new ways to showcase the town. In 2019 they produced a local film called “Recollections” with proceeds of sales going to the local “Youghal Meals on Wheels'' group.

The promo video will be screened at The Regal Cinema before each film and also during the interval. It will also be on all social media platforms including: The Youghal Business Alliance website, Facebook page; the Cork and local radio stations; Community Radio Youghal - CRY104fm; Youtube; the local press, Youghal and Midleton News.

Pictured at the launch are Chris Long, Chris Long Financial Services; Ger Motherway, C.G. Motherway Accountants; Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley; Ger Flanagan, Flanagan Print/ Boardwalk Coffee; Killain Daly, Manager of The Regal Cinema, Youghal and Deirdre O’Sullivan, Carlton Wharf Pre-School, Youghal.

Youghal Business Alliance
Regal Cinema Youghal
Cllr Mary Linehan-Foley - Independent, East Cork
Cry Youghal
YoughalOnline.com
Youghal News
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