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Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020. - Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020. 
Emergency services comprising of the Youghal Fire Brigade, Youghal Coast Guard unit, Youghal Gardaí and council workers were busy dealing with the flooding and diverting traffic all morning. The scene in the clip shows the flood waters at Catherine Street leading up to Grattan Street.

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020.

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, O...

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020. - Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020. 
Emergency services comprising of the Youghal Fire Brigade, Youghal Coast Guard unit, Youghal Gardaí and council workers were busy dealing with the flooding and diverting traffic all morning.
The new sea wall barrier that was built in the past year help protect flooding in the Market Square area and all the way leading down to the Mall.

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020.

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, O...

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork on 20th, October, 2020. - Early morning flooding in the back streets of Youghal, Co. Cork, on Tuesday, 20th, October, 2020.
 
Emergency services comprising of the Youghal Fire Brigade, Youghal Coast Guard Unit, Youghal Gardaí and council workers were busy dealing with the flooding and diverting traffic all morning.

The new sea wall barrier that was built in the past year help protect flooding in the Market Square area and all the way leading down to the Mall.
#floodsyoughal

Flooding in Youghal, Co. Cork on 20th, October, 2020.

Early morning flooding in the back streets of Youg...

RECOLLECTIONS - A CINEMATIC TRIP TO THE PAST - Promotional trailer for the film "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 2020.

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, The Corpus Christi Procession, 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.

RECOLLECTIONS - A CINEMATIC TRIP TO THE PAST

Promotional trailer for the film "RECOLLECTIO...

Teresa Watkins from Youghal visiting the town centre on her electric bicycle. - Meet Teresa Watkins from Youghal, County Cork. Teresa uses her electric bicycle for her every business, shopping and meeting friends. But she really loves touring the surrounding area, cycling the same routes her great-grandparents did.

“I can just take off and know I’m not going to be exhausted. It’s transformed my life.”Teresa Watkins, Youghal

In the three and a half years I’ve had my electric bicycle, I’ve travelled 3,500 miles in and around Youghal. I don’t feel the hills. The inclines and the valleys are no trouble. I can cycle for over six hours continuously on my electric bicycle. It’s just the best.

In recent years, my concern for the environment lead me to look into alternative modes of transport. I didn’t want to buy a car. I wanted to be able to get some fresh air and exercise – but transport my shopping to the hilltop in Youghal, where I live.

I haven’t missed owning a car. I can cover distances that I could never cycle on a push bike. I can meander and enjoy life at my leisure without the worry that it’s going to be a tough cycle home. I can just take off and know I’m not going to be exhausted. It’s transformed my life.

My electric bicycle compliments my ethics and my lifestyle perfectly. Travelling by electric bicycle helps me to orientate myself on the landscape and really connect with it. I’m not damaging the environment. I’m not making noise and disturbing nature.

There is also the sheer joy of being able to cycle pretty much anywhere. I’m able to take any little side-road or boreen and find it no trouble climbing hills.

My favourite place to cycle is the Blackwater river valley. It’s a beautiful historic landscape that hasn’t changed in hundreds of years. I’m especially drawn here because my great grandparents cycled here often, even on their honeymoon! I’m cycling where they did, looking at the same views they looked at. I love that connection to them.

My ancestors, the Horgan Brothers, were known to cycle from town to town showing magic lantern shows, evolving as pioneers in photography and film, often featuring the beautiful locations where they cycled.

Today, I cycle these same roads under the same trees and take photographs and film just as they did. My electric bicycle enables me to do this with ease. Loaded with a flask of tea and sandwiches, my little stool, camera and tripod, I’m gone for the day … bliss!

Via: https://we-bike.ie/our-ambassadors/teresa-watkins/

Teresa Watkins from Youghal visiting the town centre on her electric bicycle.

Meet Teresa Watkins from Youghal, County Cork. Ter...

Construction of the beach boardwalk in Youghal, County Cork. (Sept. 2020) - 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.

Construction of the beach boardwalk in Youghal, County Cork. (Sept. 2020)

Construction of the beach boardwalk in Youghal, Co...

WAVES WOW, BUT WELL TO BE WARY...By Christy Parker - WAVES WOW, BUT WELL TO BE WARY... 

By Christy Parker | Courtesy of the Dungarvan Observer

The recent storms saw young and old alike converge on Youghal’s the Front Strand & Claycastle area to enjoy the nature display its power during the recent high tides and wind. 

The waves provided spectacular entertainment as they crashing powerfully against the rocks and sea wall as nature displayed its awesome power.  

Children as young as three or four years old, enjoyed the experience of daring the water to catch them out. For the most part they ended up totally drenched but delighted! 

However some of the derring-do will have caused concern, with a few young children venturing down the steps towards the water’s edge on the Front Strand promenade.

 It is easy to underestimate the speed and power of the waves and it was a risky game to play, especially as the tide regularly lapped the promenade wall even after the tide had turned. 

Equally, less than an hour after this clip was taken, a few children were walking along the top of the sea wall that had been breaking the waves. The tide was receding but only just and the danger remained ominously present. It was uncomfortable to see. 

There are no such things as ‘freak waves’. There are just waves. It’s what the sea does to varying degrees and if one of the waves, arrives a bit faster and stronger then the others, the danger of being pulled out with it is very real. It happens often. Keep children safe.

Video: Christy Parker

WAVES WOW, BUT WELL TO BE WARY...By Christy Parker

WAVES WOW, BUT WELL TO BE WARY... By Christy Par...

Rolling waves at Youghal beach after Storm Francis - 25th/08/2020 - High tide and rolling waves at the front strand promenade at Youghal beach after Storm Francis on Tuesday 25th August 2020.

Rolling waves at Youghal beach after Storm Francis - 25th/08/2020

High tide and rolling waves at the front strand pr...

New Beach Boardwalk in Youghal - The longest seafront boardwalk in Ireland. - 26th August 2020 - Youghal Beach Boardwalk construction continues at a rapid pace between Redbarn Beach and Claycastle Beach - both beaches hold the prestigious Blue Flag for 2020. When completed it will be the longest seafront boardwalk in Ireland. 

The extension will cost approximately €1.25m and follows an allocation of €500,000 to Cork County Council under the 2018 outdoor recreation infrastructure scheme that is managed by the Department of Rural and Community Affairs.  Its completion will mean a 7km walkway between the town centre and Redbarn beach has effectively been established, with a main facet being the easy facilitation of the elderly and disabled, including those in wheelchairs.

New Beach Boardwalk in Youghal - The longest seafront boardwalk in Ireland.

26th August 2020 - Youghal Beach Boardwalk constru...

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