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Youghal News
Vol. 4 Issue 9 March 8th 2007
Tel 024 93358 Fax 024 93852
MARCH 22ND Website:

024 93919/086 3524588 HORANS
07 Kia Picanto Demo 04 Fiat Punto 1.2 Dsl
07 Kia Rio Demo 03 Kia Shuma 1.6
07 Kia Ce’ed Demo 03 Kia Rio
07 Kia Cee'd 02 Kia Rio
06 Mazda 6 1.8 02 Fiat Punto 1.2 105 North Main Street, Youghal
06 Kia Picanto 02 Seat Lion 1.9 Dsl
06 Kia Rio H/B 01 Hyundai Santifa S FREE IN-STORE ADVICE WEEK
06 Suzuki Liona H/B 1.4 01 Opel Corsa HORAN
06 Kia Rio Saloon 01 Honda Civic
05 Nissan Primera 1.6 01 Hyundai Trajet
05 Ford Focus H/B 1.4 01 Fiat Punto Tuesday, 6th March
05 Kia Cerato 1.5 Diesel 00 BMW 316 NATASHA from SOLGAR VITAMINS AND HERBS will be in
05 Kia Sportage GSE 2.0 00 Fiat Punto store between 2pm and 4pm. Nutrition Advisor.
05 Suzuki Leona 1.3 00 Nissan Almera 1.4
04 Peugeot 307 00 Opel Zafira Wednesday, 7th March
04 Hyundai Terrain 99 Ford Focus Est. MAJELLA from NATURAL LIFE Udos oil plus will be in store
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04 Hyundai Accent 98 Honda CRV €20.
04 Renault Megane Senic Dsl 98 Opel Astra Thursday, 8th March
04 Kia Rio Choice 94 Opel Corsa 1.2
"Kia Cee'd" will be here from 11am - 4pm. A date not to be missed!
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Friday, 9th March
Test drive the full KIA range today At
SINEAD from OPTIMA HEALTH will be here between 2pm
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Alarms, Phone Kits, Radio/CD fitted Open between 9am - 6pm Tel/Fax 024 25926 / 25927


Auto Centre
Unit 1, Millennium Court, Youghal Tel 024 25811 086 6077529
Ship Street, Youghal Tel 024 91566
Carvery Lunch and Bar Food Daily
Fri, 9th March - THE FANT

Trad, Ballads and Folk - FREE Entry to Nite Club for Bar Patrons
Sat, 10th March - THEY’RE BACK ...

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll - HALF PRICE entry to Nite Club for Bar Patrons

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend at

07 Kia Cee’d 1.4 5Dr Ex - Leather, Alloys, Air Con - 1K
Fri, 16th March PADDY’S PRIDE 06 Peugeot 206 1.4 5Dr - Alloys, CD, Fogs - 11K
05 Hyundai Coupe 1.6 FX- Alloys, Leather, CD, Sunroof - 29K
Trad, Ballads and Folk - FREE Entry to Nite Club for Bar Patrons
05 Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 7 Seater- Air Con, Alloys, CD - 20K
Sat, 17th March BRADAN 06 Ford Focus 5Dr - 17” Alloys, Fogs, Alarm, CD - 17K
05 X-Trail 2.2DCi - Leather, Alloys, Air Con, CD - 12K
Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll - HALF PRICE entry to Nite Club for Bar Patrons
03 VW Polo 5Dr 1.2 - P/S, ABS
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02 Almera 1.5 4Dr - CD & Fogs, NCT’d 10/08 - 48K
FREE Entry Friday Nights to the Quays Nightclub (Bar Patrons Only) 02 Corsa 1.0 5Dr - CD NCT’d 10/08 - 28K
1/2 Price Entry Sat & Sun to the Quays Nightclub (Bar Patrons Only) 02 Focus 5Dr 1.4 LX - CD NCT’d 05/08 - 45K
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Youghal Athletic Club Annual Awards

Dan McCarthy, Chairman of East Cork

Board presenting the Jerry Russell
Perpetual Trophy for Best Cross- Cllr Sammy Revins, Mayor of Youghal
Cllr Sammy Revins, Mayor of Youghal presenting International Awards to Greg Country Club to Youghal Athletic Club presenting the Male Athlete of the Year
and Amanda Crotty for Middle Distance and to Sarah Ryan for Pole Vault. Chairman Eamonn Flanagan Award to Noel Curtin

Carmel Morrisson, Siobhan Greene, Niamh O’Regan,

Girls U9 Prizewinners at the Awards David Ryan, Michael Cronin and Eamonn O’Regan Sarah Ryan and Nikita Savage

Girls U13 Prizewinners at the Awards Ray Kelly, Stephen Orr and James Flanagan Dan McCarthy and Willie O’Mahoney

Boys U9 Prizewinners at the Awards Boys U13 Prizewinners Boys U11 Prizewinners

Cllr Sammy Revins, Mayor of Youghal presenting

Donal Burke with his Award in recognition of his
completing the Dublin and New York City
Eamonn Flanagan, Sarah Ryan and June Curley Girls U9 Prizewinners at the Awards Marathons in the same week.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Irish Lifeboats were called out on 907 occasions during 2006 and
the voluntary lifeboat crews rescued 990 lives, making this, anoth-
er busy year for the RNLI. The figures show that there was an
average of 19 people rescued every week during the twelve-month
period. The most
common type of casu-
alty was powered
pleasure craft, with
237 incidents record-
ed, ¼ of the total fig-
ure, while fishing ves-
sels accounted for 173
callouts.The Youghal
Lifeboat was called
out on 13 occasions and succeeded in rescuing 12 people during
2006, while our neighbouring stations - Ballycotton launched 21
times rescuing 47 people and Helvick Head, Co Waterford
responded to 17 incidents rescuing 24 people. The busiest of the
seven Co Cork lifeboat stations was Crosshaven in Cork Harbour,
their voluntary crews answered 42 callouts and rescued 46. In total
the seven Cork Lifeboats based at Youghal, Ballycotton,
Crosshaven, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry Harbour, Baltimore and
Castletownbere answered 143 callouts and rescued 175 people.
There are 55 RNLI lifeboats based at 43 stations around the Irish
Coast, which also includes two inland waterway stations based at
Dromineer, Co Tipperary on the river Shannon and Enniskillen on
the Erne Waterway. Some of the 43 stations operate 2 lifeboats,
one for inshore rescues and another for offshore duties.
Commenting on the figures, RNLI Divisional Inspector for Ireland
Mr Colin Williams says: " It was another busy year for our volun-
tary crews, with the continued improvements in technology and a
strong emphasis on training of our volunteers, lifeboats are reach-
ing casualties faster. As a charity the RNLI only exists through the
generousity of our volunteers. From the men and women who give YOUGHAL GAA FOOTBALLERS PLAY UNDER
up their time to train and be available to serve on our lifeboats, to NEW FLOODLIGHTS AT PAIRC EOCHAILL
the station management and our fundraising volunteers, they all
have a vital role to play".



Youghal Intermediate Football Team pictured under the new flood lit pitch
at Pairc Eochaill on Thursday Night last. The team were the first to play
at competitive level against Grenville with the new lights, which were
recently installed
Youghal Visual Arts Table Top Quiz Fundraiser

Denis McCarthy, Fr. O’Neill’s Camogie Club receiving a set of jerseys from
Deirdre, Aoife and Gerard Finn.


Youghal Rotary Bowling Night will take place at Perk's East Cork
Superbowl on Friday 9th March from 5pm. Entry fee is ?50 for a
team of five. All Bowling lanes are for Rotary's exclusive use on the
night and refreshments will be served. There is 1st ,2nd and 3rd prize
as well as lots of spot prizes for each session. A prize will be given to
the best team on the night. This event is organised in aid of Good
Hope School, Kalomo, Southern Zambia and the ISLA Community The winning team Michael Sheehan, Ciaran Flynn, Jim Furey and Mick
Project, Manila, The Philippines. All funds go directly to the two O'Connor with Dave Jayawardene MC and Breeda Phillips and Amanda
charities. Booking Details from Mary O'Sullivan 024 92541 Hogan from the Youghal Visual Arts Committee
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


AT THE MALL ARTS CENTRE Picture Michael Hussey

Beidh a lán imeachtaí /events ar siúl arís I mbliana I rith seachtain

na Gaeilge in Eochaill . Ta Séan Óg Ó Hailpín agus Daragh Ó
Cinnéide mar phearsanta naisiúnta ar an Seachtain 3ú - 17ú Marta.
Láinseail/launched Séamas Ó Ceallacháin Príomh Oide,
Pobalscoil na Tríonóide , Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an 28ú Feabhra
sa Halla an Bhaile, Eochaill . Bhí slua deas I láthair idir óg agus
aosta . Le linn an láinseáil chuir ghrúpa ó Comhaltas dreas cheoil
I láthair . Bronnadh fainní agus an suaitheantas / badge 'Cúpla
Focal' ar dhaltaí ó na bun scoileanna agus ón bPobalscoil in
Eochaill ar son labhairt na gaeilge.
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí / praise the youth and they will suc-
ceed. Bhain gach duine taithneamh
agus tairbhe as an ócáid.
Imeachtaí / Events
Seamus O'Ceallachain, Principal Pobal Scoil Na Trionoide, Mayor Sammy Revins
Aoine 9ú Marta - beimid ag cur tús and Donacha O'Cearuill, Conradh Na Gaeilge
dairíre leis an seachtain le ceardlann
rince seit sa Phobalscoil leis an
múinteoir rince ó Co. Chiarraí
Christy Mac Gearailt .Beidh an tea-
gasc go léir trí-ghaeilge.
Idir sin agus La Féile Phadraig beidh
a lán imeachtaí ar siúl : Comórtas
Postaeir,tóir an Óir /treasure hunt,
trath na gCeist , trathnóna cheoil,
seisiúin cheoil neamhfhoirméalta
agus ag críochníu ar an Aoine 16ú le
Jill Leahy and her daughter Lynn Deirdre Ni Chleirigh and Cristin Ni Laoi
Aifreann Ghaeilge ag 2.30pm agus Lynn Ni Laocha and Aisling Ni
Coirmcheoil eagraithe ag Comhaltas
Ceoltóirí Éireann ag 8pm sa Phobalscoil .
Comórtas fuinneoga siopa in Eochaill /shop window competition
- beidh sé ar siúl freisin mar is gnáth agus bronnfar duaiseanna ar
an trí siopaí is fearr ó thaobh leagan amach cultúrtha - ealaíonta na
bhfuinneog . Is í aidhm an comórtais seo na atmasféar Ghaelach/
a chruthú in Eochaill .Tá an comórtas seo á eagrú ag an idirbhli-
ain sa Ghaelscoil na Tríonóide .Mar sin labhair an Ghaeilge linn
agus lena chéile I rith seachtain na Gaeilge .

Cormac Mehegan and Donacha

O'Cearuill Tony O'Leary and Frank Delaney

Donacha O'Cearuill, Conradh Na Gaeilge pictured with the Ceolti Si musicians

Molly Schofield, Shannon Joyce, Diarmuid O'Flaherty and Mark Flaherty

Cllr.Mary Linehan-Foley, Cllr. Michelle Hennessy, Seamus O'Ceallachain, Mayor Sorcha Ni Arrachtain, Rebekah Ni Fhoghlu, Adam O'Daltun and Aisling Ni
Sammy Revins, Donacha O'Cearuill, Cllr. Sandra McLellan and Donacha O'Seagh Fhlaithearta
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Michael Ahern T.D.

Minister for Trade and Commerce


Redevelopment of Youghal Greyhound Track €1.5 Million
Upgrade of Youghal Fire Station
New Secondary School €14 Million Youghal Water Scheme €400,000
New Sports & Leisure Centre €4.3Million Youghal GAA €255,000
Cuman na Daoine €1.16Million Youghal Enterprise Centre €185,000
Coastal protection Works €500,000 Youghal Youth Café €160,000
Mall Arts Centre €900,000 Foroige €130,000
Childrens Playground €66,000 Youghal AFC €65,000
Youghal Tennis Club €50,000 Tenant Liaison Office €41,000
Youghal Community Centre €40,000 Youghal RFC €25,000
Cois Abhann €5,000 Purchase of Decentralisation Site

Clinics 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month 32 Friar St, Youghal at 1.00PM
Contact Details 'Libermann' Barryscourt, Carrigtwohill Co.Cork. Tel. 021-4883592 Fax 021-4883436
Dep. Enterprise , Trade and Employment, Kildare St, Dublin 2. Tel. 01-6312260 Fax 01-6312810

Edmond and Mary Murphy Sponsors of the Ladies Winter League at Youghal Golf
Club pictured with the prizewinners. Ist prize won by Team B consisting of Betty
Cotter, Mary Lawton, Martina O'Halloran, Ann McCarthy, Frances Barry and
Eilish Cunningham. Picture: Michael Hussey


Berties Golf Society kindly sponsored by Doyles Take-away took place at
Dungarvan Golf Club on Saturday 24February.As usual we had a great
turn out with 48 players taking part and a great day was had by all,made
all the better by the great Irish rugby triumph.
Overall: Cat 1
1.K.Kavanagh 42 1. J.Malone 37
2.A.Downing 41 2.S.Hennessy 36
3.A.Ruxton 40 3.E.O Siochru 35
4.F.Daly 38 4.J.D.Malone 35
Cat 2 Cat 3
1.D.Hogan 37 1.P.O Donnell 35
2.J.Cahill 37 2.B.Coakley 33
3.M.O Sullivan 36 3.J.Whyte 32
4.D.Leahy 35 4.P.Butler 32
The next outing is the inaugural playing of The Bertie Dempsey
Memorial Cup at Youghal golf club on the 31 march and the turn out is
set to be the biggest ever so members be sure to book your place as soon
as possible.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Minister Michael Ahern

h ear L
Hearing Enhancer for Aural Rehabilitation
Welcomes €66,00 Playgrounds
Grant For Youghal
Minister for Trade and Commerce Michael Ahern T.D has wel-
comed the awarding of a grant of €66,000 towards the refurbish-
ment of playgrounds at Chestnut Drive and Blackwater Heights.

Monthly Minister Ahern said '' the grant passed as part of the Rapid pro-
gramme will enhance the amenities for young families in Chestnut
Drive and Blackwater Heights.''

Hearing Aid Minister Michael Ahern expresses dis-

appoinbnent at ELBA, Youghal job loss-
Clinic es 9th February 2006.
Dr Mathew’s Surgery Michael Ahem T.D. Minister for Trade and Commerce this
evening expressed his deep disappointment at the announcement
1 Emmet Place, Youghal by that they were to close their operations in Youghal by
Tel (024) 93552 September 2007
Minister Ahern said; "ELBA (formerly Avery Dennison) has pro-
Thursday March 22nd vided valuable employment in Youghal over a long number of
years and its closure will come as a huge shock to the workforce.
I am very conscious of the effect that these job losses will have on
Hearing Test, Consultation and Advice is FREE the workers involved and their fami1ies, as well as the communi-
Latest digital technology available ty in. the surrounding area. I wish to assure all concerned that the
State agencies will provide every support they can. The priority
50% PRSI Grants may apply will be to find alternative employment for those involved".
Also service, repairs, batteries, earmoulds, The Minister continued, "this evening I have arra.nged that FAS
swim plugs, noise protectors etc. will carry out an immediate assessment of the skills of the work-
force and to arrange whatever training may be necessary to he1p
APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY those involved find alternative employment".

Classical Recital Series

at Killeagh Hall Picture Michael Hussey

Performers and Artist pictured prior to the Sixth Classical Recital Series at the
Killeagh Hall: Sitting- Mary Pedder Daly and Geraldine Landers. Standing:
Exhibiting Artist Marina O'Loughlin, Robert Craig, Gerard Moynihan, Colin
McClean and Joan Fitzgerald.

Exhibiting Artist Marina O'Loughlin with her daughters at the Classical Recital
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Brendan, Ruth, Analee and Juliette Casey pictured in Ballycotton promoting the
forthcoming Emer Casey Memorial 10K Road Race which will be held in Youghal Youghal Athletes Eamonn Flanagan, Andrew Nicholson, Michael John O’Neill,
On Sunday May 27th at 2p.m. Christopher McMahon, Chris Lyons and Kieran Curley.

Ballymacoda Ladies runing in the Ballycotton 10

Ken, Catriona and George Bulman running for Charity Marty O’Keeffe with Mary & John Cashman Jooles Gilson, Ann O’Neill, Carrie Higgins and
in aid of The Kenya Teaching College. Frances Wiggins


The Munster Indoor Juvenile Championships were held in
Nenagh where Isobel O’Mahoney competed in the Girls U13 Shot
Putt event. She had a great competition with a new Personal Best
of 8.41m to secure the bronze medal. This was her first Indorr
Competition and she will now compete in the All-Ireland
Championships later this month.
All-Ireland Schools Championships
Robert Hamill on his Congratulations to Sinead Power 30th place, Nikita Savage 37th
Carmel, John and Kathleen Bulman Ballycotton 10 debut and Niamh O’Regan 40th who finished in 5th place in the All-
Ireland Senior Girls Cross-Country Championships in DCU on
Saturday last. The girls competing for Pobalscoil Na Trionoide
rounded off a great season where they finished in 3rd place in the
Munster Championships. They were second in the Waterford
Schools Cross-Country where Claire Flanagan was the third scor-
ing member of the team.
30th Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race
The 30th running of the Ballycotton 10 on Sunday last was held in
very blustery conditions with early morning wind and rain easing
off near the start time,
Youghal A/C had a large number of athlete's competing in this
prestigious road race: First of the local's home was Noel Curtin in
Mark Dempsey and Ailbhe Healy Ann Moloney and Fiona Hickey a time of 60.20, keeping Noel record of a top 100 finish in tact.
Next home was Marty O'Keeffe in a time of 66.29 and Marty was
followed by Paul Curley in a time of 68.46 in his first race back
from injury. Donal Burke was next home in 69.31 followed by
Fiona Hickey in 71.00. Kieran Curley ran his best Ballycotton in
a time of 73.15, followed by Andrew Nicholson in 77.52.
Next home was Eamon Flanagan in a new personal best of 79.09
followed closely by Kevin O'Reilly in 79.21.
Willie O'Mahony covered the course in a time of 81.35, this was
Willie's 30th time doing the 10 mile course of Ballycotton, as he
and race organiser Johnny Walsh are the only two to have done all
the Ballycotton 10's. Other times included Robert Hamill 81.57,
Chris Lyons 84.46, Niall O'Shea 85.00, Sinead Power 85.20,
Christy Mc Mahon 85.30, Michael O'Neill 85.50, Ann Moloney
87.20 and Declan Mathews 98.20
Niall Mathews, Eoin Martin, Alan and Declan Mathews
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Launch of RAPID DVD

The RAPID DVD was Officially launched by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
T.D. at Pobalscoil Na Trionoide on Friday March 2nd during his visit to
Youghal Daffodil Day 2007
Youghal. Present were Michael Ahern TD. Minister for Trade and
Commerce, Ned O’Keeffe T.D., Liam Ryan Town Clerk, Cllr. Sammy Coffee Morning
Revins, Mayor of Youghal, Liz Sweeney of FAS, RAPID Co-Ordinator
Ciara McGee along with Members of Youghal Residents Network and
at The Red Store - Thurs 15th March 10a.m - 12noon
Youghal RAPID members.
RAPID in Youghal Cofee Day
The Youghal RAPID Programme has been a tremendous success and we
are delighted to showcase the hard work and effort of our local commu- at Youghal Golf Club on Wednesday 21st March
nity, residents network and area implementation team through the public
screening of the RAPID DVD.
The RAPID DVD demonstrates the commitment and team-work of our Daffodil Day - Friday 23rd March
local community in Youghal. It is recognised that RAPID has and will
continue to bring new investment and opportunities to the town. All proceeds to Irish Cancer Society
Moving forward, the RAPID Initiative in Youghal will continue to work
in collaboration with various development agencies and residents net-

Ned O’Keeffe TD
works to focus on economic regeneration and job creation in Youghal.
For further information please contact RAPID Co-ordinator, Ciara
McGee on 024 91423.
Youghal Residents Network
Because of RAPID at the start-up of the Residents Network we now have Will hold clinics in the East Cork area on
access to all the various agencies, which are integral to our community.
Also through RAPID and various agencies substantial funding has been Saturday 10th March including the following
invested in local community. Our ongoing work with RAPID will enable
us to achieve a lot more in the near future. Youghal - Walter Raleigh Hotel
(Community Reps, Mary Daly White, Sharon Mulcahy)
at 4.30p.m.
La Le Padraig St. Patrick's Day Parade At Home Sunday 10.30a.m. to meet Constituents
Saturday 17th March 2007 All Clinics Personally Attended by Ned.
Parade will assemble in Dolphin's Sq. at 2.30pm and will commence at
3.00pm through Catherine St., Market Sq., Strand St., Pearse Sq., South Tel: 022 - 25285 anytime or write
Main St., North Main St. and back to Dolphin's Sq. for presentation of
Prizes at 4.00pm. All Trucks,Cars, Vans, Tractors etc. taking part in this
Parade (MUST) have their (OWN) Insurance Cover in the event of any
Looking forward to seeing you all on St. Patrick's Day 2007, for further
information Tel.02492580 or 0868843740

Danelle 80-82 North Main St., Youghal

Tel 024 91202

Spring Summer Stock arriving daily in Ladies

Fashions. You can now enjoy the facility of our
Loyalty Discount Card

Customers are invited to browse in our Newly

Refurbished Household/Furniture Dept. John Lucey and Mary Walsh cutting the cake on the occassion of the First
and view the New Range of Pictures, Anniversary Celebrations for the Killeagh Inch Monday Club.
Rugs and Occasional Furniture

Mothers Day 18th March

Plenty to Choose from
Newbridge, Vouchers and Gift Sets

Merricks will be Open St. Patrick’s Day from11a.m. to 5p.m.

Closed All Day Monday (Bank Holiday) 19th March
Group at First Anniversary Celebrations for the Killeagh Inch Monday Club.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Your Needs Are His Concern

Cllr. Barbara Murray T.C. M.C.C.C.
and Michael Beecher T.C. urge you to
in the forthcoming election.
Clinics in Youghal every Friday at 5pm
Continue your preference for Senator Paul Bradford
Paid in for by the Youghal branch of Fine Gael


the Irish Rugby Manager is from Youghal, who knows? Despite this
minor setback however the Youghal group are hoping to bring the roof
FEARFUL OF YOUGHAL down when they perform there on this historic occasion.
Later that Friday night sees Ceolta Si perform in a session at the Irish
DANCERS Centre in Cardiff where they will be greeted by the "Amairgin the
Gael" Branch of Comhaltas which is located in Newport, a sea side
Over 20 musicians and dancers from Ceolta Si, the performing arm of resort just outside Cardiff. The official concert for the weekend will
Youghal Comhaltas, will top the bill at a number of highly prestigious also be at the Irish Centre on Saturday night. On both nights the groups
performances in Cardiff next weekend.The main group will fly out performances will be supported by members of Cardiff's Irish commu-
from Cork Airport early on Friday morning 9th of March,while a small- nity especially Irish set dancers. The activities for the weekend are also
er group will take the sea ferry route from Rosslare. Amongst those expected to attract audiences from Welch Folkdancing groups who are
welcoming them to the Welsh capital will be the Chairman and always keen to mingle with their Celtic cousins from Ireland.Then on
Members of the Welsh Assembly,the Newport Branch of Comhaltas Sunday, the members of Ceolta Si will provide music and dance work-
and various local dignitaries. shops to the pupils of the Newport Branch of Comhaltas.It is hoped that
The invitation derives from the growing success and reputation of the Youghal and Newport Branches of Comhaltas will formally twin
Ceolta Si which recorded record numbers every night in the Walter with each other over the weekend thus providing future generations of
Raleigh Hotel and Bru na Si Cultural Centre last summer. The group young musicsans and dancers with oppurtunities to foster direct per-
also performed in numerous cultural events in 06,including a perform- sonal links and develop mutual support and exchange programmes.
ance to over four hundred guests of the Lyons Club of Ireland at Apart from the historical aspect of this trip the group are hoping to gen-
Trabolgan last June.They also performed open air in the streets of erate cultural tourism interests while in Cardiff for East Cork and West
Lismore during the hugely successful Munster Fleadh Cheoil in July. Waterford.
Ceolta Si now in its 17th season has performed at foreign festivals in Youghal Comhaltas is a vibrant example of a community scaling peaks
the past, such as Holland, Brittany, London,the Isle of Man and Prague. from the base of a leg-up. Formed in 1982, it was literally nomadic and
For 2007 the group has received numerous international invitations.In reliant on borrowed accomodation for over 20 years. Then Youghal
this instance the accessability of the location appealed to the group Town Council leased them a greenfield site at Magnier's Hill. A
members, hense the visit to Cradiff. Other invitations for 2007 are still €65,000 grant from ECAD, €35,000 from Cork County Council and a
very much alive and as we go to press the Ceolta Si Group are about €50,000 loan, together with a local fundraising drive enabled it to build
to finalise a once in a life time trip to Mexico. its Bru na Si home and headquarters. The finished product is now mod-
Meanwhile Ceolta Si's visit to Cardif will generate huge media atten- estly valued at €480,000. Bru na Si is now a major tourist and cultural
tion as the group will play to the entire Asslembly of the Welsh destination, with its exhibition room, three classrooms, reception area,
Parliament or "Senedd" as it is known in the Welsh language. The and homely kitchen. Comhaltas provides weekly music and dance les-
group's itinerary commences on Friday afternoon 9th March at the new sons there to over 200 students, it runs an outreach program to local vil-
£67m Assembly building.The Welsh are obviously very proud of their lage schools and co-ordinates other activities such as weekly step danc-
new devolved "Senedd", beliving that it shows confidence in the future ing and set dancing classes, a weekly local radio show, regular con-
of Wales. They are so proud of their new building, it seems the dancers certs, music session's and tourist shows. The Centers multi functional
of Ceolta Si will not be allowed to wear hard shoes while performing space is also available to a number of local groups such as, Tir Na nOg
there.The floor of the new Assembly building is made for the world Pre-School, Chatter Box Dance Troupe, Youghal Foroige Youth Club,
famous Welch slate and the staff are fearful that the Irish dancers will Youghal Musical Society, A Bible Study Group. Not bad for a com-
scratch the surface.Perhaps the are fearful because they have heard that munity and voluntary group?
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

attraction. The information given was that Myrtle Grove is in pri-
vate ownership but opening times are part of ongoing discussion
DEVELOPMENT GROUP with the owners. The Clockgate houses archives that will be
moved to St. Mary's allowing for a review of the Clockgate's pub-
lic access once that process is complete. The meeting was con-
By Michael Twomey cluded when Ms. Power asked the traders how they visualize the
Members of the Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group town in ten years. Most agreed that a heritage theme or 'old
(YESDG) met with the Traders Working Group at the Red Store Youghal' image would be suitable. The next meeting will be held
last Wednesday evening to brainstorm strategies for improving the on the 3rd of April.

aesthetic and commercial life of the town centre. The YESDG
have been in operation since last May. Their mission statement is;
1) Promote all great assets of Youghal for marketing to potential
clients. 2) Enhance the potential of heritage based tourism through By Michael Twomey
the aesthetic beauty of the town centre. 3) Encourage a sophisti-
cated enterprise centre, including the attraction of large-scale serv- The Youghal Youth Project continue their campaign to secure a
ice centres. 4) The attraction of a medium sized sustainable indus- premises for the setting up of a youth cafe. The idea of a youth
try. The group is made up of the following; Youghal Town Council cafe has been a vision long held over the last three decades but has
- (Town Clerk and Mayor). Youghal Chamber of Tourism and always failed to materialise. Current Youth Officer, Nicola Lucey
business person, County Councillor, Heritage regeneration has written a letter to the Youghal Town Council in an effort to
Project, RAPID Co-ordinator, one Community person and the raise the profile of the Project's efforts over the past year. "A num-
Community School Principal. This steering committee are sup- ber of young people have voiced their concern regarding the avail-
ported by advisory members: Tourism, East Cork Area ability of youth friendly facilities in Youghal. Basically, they feel
Development Chief Executive, South Cork Enterprise Board and there are not enough youth facilities available to them and the only
the Director of Community and Enterprise Department of Cork
choice they have is to hang about the streets," she said. Nicola has
County Council. Further support will be available occasionally
from additional members, FAS, DSFA, Educational representa- been pro-active in her work with the youth of the town overlook-
tives and others as needed. The group chairperson, Marie Power ing programmes like the youth club and the hugely successful 'Y
told traders that she wanted the outcome of the meeting to show Factor' with fellow organiser, Bobby Lee. The Youghal Youth
some strategies that identify improvement for the town centre. She Project was established in September 2005 and is managed by
recalled a number of issues raised at the last meeting with the Foroige, the National Youth Organisation. The project is core
traders. Some of these included suggestions for a logo for the funded by Dormant Accounts and is advised by a local inter-
town, options for entertainment in the October to March season, agency group called the Youghal Youth Development Committee
attracting Tesco and Lidl shoppers into the town centre, promo- (YYDC). In her letter, Nicola referred to a report published last
tional video for Youghal, public relations strategies for promoting week by the East Cork Area Development (ECAD) called 'Where
business to be rolled out at different times of the year, such as do you go when you go out' which explores some of the difficul-
Christmas. Regular feedback to the media, projecting positive
ties facing the youth population. Nicloa said the report confirms
image through different means such as window displays, training
for creating quality customer service, optimize the uniqueness of her concerns for local young people. "The report highlights the
Youghal buildings, heighten unique shopping experience and problems currently facing the youth of Youghal as a result of not
website promotion. Ms. Power suggested that the traders consider having a space to call their own. The YYDC applied for funding
agreeing to give the town an overall recognizable theme and cited through the Dormant Accounts in January 2006 to develop a youth
the use of logos that represent towns in West Cork as an example. cafe within the town. Last May we received confirmation from An
The issue of signage was raised as a possible way of promoting Pobail that Youghal would be granted ?162,000 to employ one
certain aspects of the town. Traders were informed that many of youth worker to manage the cafe. I had great delight in telling the
the signs that would fill this remit will be erected as part of the youth, who were extremely optimistic about what could be
Heritage and Regeneration Plan. It was also suggested that board- achieved. Unfortunately, renting premises in Youghal is not very
ing be erected to let people know that this plan is in action. cost effective and will consume a large portion of the budget," she
The traders were informed that posts were to be filled that would
said. Nicola believes for the cafe to operate successfully the serv-
help with putting strategies in place. A Marketing and Tourism
Officer will be joined by an Arts and Heritage Development ice will have to be financially viable and accessible. She added
Officer and Enterprise post to facilitate new innovative plans for that the youth in the town are aware of several vacant buildings,
employment. Signage for the entrance of the town was also dis- some of which they consider to be suitable to their needs. She
cussed. Helping non-English speaking customers was an issue that added that the letter to the local Council was a 'point of informa-
won a lot of support. It was thought that staff could use training to tion' and advised them that. 'young people need a place to go
learn simple Polish phrases to enhance the shopping experience. where they don't have the worry of getting told to leave the prem-
Trader, Michael Farrell suggested that the 'wrong perception' of ises when their money runs out or because they are seen to be loi-
the traders existed in town and that people needed to be 'educated' tering'. To encourage the Council the ECAD report was included
about the role of traders in providing jobs in the town. He added with the letter. In response, Youghal The Town Clerk, Liam Ryan
that making the town centre 'child friendly' would help bring peo- advised the Youth Project to meet with Cumman na Daoine, who
ple back to the heart of the town. He said a simple promotion of
only recently acquired the use of the League of the Cross building.
awareness could be achieved through school quizzes with novelty
questions regarding enterprises at the town centre. Other concerns He said if the two could 'come to an arrangement for the League
and ideas raised centred on the following. Aaron O' Sullivan said of the Cross building' it would be a 'perfect marriage'. "Both
that anti-social behaviour by youths is having a negative effect on groups would be filling their social agendas, sharing overheads
the town's image. This received a lot of comments from the group and ensuring their success," he said. However, Nicola said that
about possible alternatives with the pursuit of a youth café dis- option might be closed off before it begins because the time frame
cussed. However, it was remarked that some youths would still not for using the Dormant Account funds will have passed.
use such a facility. Catherine Arnott asked if the reopening of the
Clockgate to the public was a possibility and suggested that
Youghal copy the continental tradition of sand bedded volleyball
courts. She also wanted to know if Myrtle Grove could be made
accessible as a tourist attraction. The information given was that
Myrtle Grove is in private ownership but opening times are part of
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Pictures: Michael Hussey, Ger Flanagan

By Michael Twomey. characteristic spirit of

Pobalscoil na Trionoide was officially opened on Friday March the school is one of
2nd by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. The new school opened it’s openess and inclu-
doors in September 2006 following the amalgamation of C.B.S., siveness where stu-
Loreto Secondary and Colaiste Eoin, facilitating the education of dents are cherished
885 pupils with a total investment of €20 m. The sports hall was equally regardless of
packed with staff, dignitaries, town officials, public representatives ability, gender, creed,
and invited guests. The expectant crowd was entertained by the class or ethnic back-
school choir on a rain soaked morning. When the Taoiseach took to ground. The school
the podium he thanked those who had worked diligently to ensure aims to instil a spirit
the amalgamation of the three secondary schools had a successful of intellectual
outcome. He cited the school's stature as a 'centre of excellence' enquiry and academ-
while reminding the audience of the debt owed to former educa- ic endeavour in the
tors. "It is a great honour to be here and to join my colleagues and pupils, fostering in
all of the public representatives. I am very pleased to celebrate the them a desire for par-
opening of Pobalscoil na Trionoide on this historic day. Youghal ticipation and chal-
has a proud tradition of education excellence and that will contin- lenge, striving to
uue in a school built for the 21st century. We must never forget the build individual and
vast contribution of the religious orders. The Loreto and the compassionate young Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal and Sr. Carmel
Christian Brothers rose to the challenge of complex issues running men and women of Swords escort An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern into the
schools that equalled any in the world. It's an exciting time for the character. The school school accompanied by Michael Aherne TD.
students to be part of a school with up to date technology but none strives to respond to
of this would have been possible without the religious orders. The the educational needs of the students, respecting the individual
school can be proud to boast a vibrant Gael Scoil. Thank you for strengths and needs of each one" Marie Céline Clegg IBVM,
what you have done to foster our language. This is the first com- President, Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools
munity school to have an Irish stream," he said. The Taoiseach then stated that while the school was recognised as a centre of excel-
referred to a number of Youghal's success stories in regard to past lence, care of the individual student was central to it’s success. "I
pupils, one of which was Irish rugby coach Eddie O' Sullivan. He congratulate staff, teaching and non-teaching, on the fact that this
said their success was due to 'hard work and self sacrifice'. He school has already established itself as a Centre of Excellence in the
added they had 'contributed to sport, science arts and medicine'. delivery of the curriculum in an inclusive environment while hav-
He continued. "We owe a great deal to them and what they have ing as one of it’s hallmarks the care of the individual student at
given Youghal, the county, the country and around the world." The every level. To parents and guardians who have entrusted their sons
complexities faced and overcome in the year leading up to amalga- and daughters to the school I assure you that your role as parents is
mation brought praise and appreciation. "To achieve the facilities vital to the development of this school into the future." The
took idealism and vision. I would like to thank the former princi- Taoiseach then unveiled the plaque officially opening the new
pals, Mary Crotty, Dr. Kieran Groeger and John Bresnihan, Bernie school. The brief ceremony was followed by a blessing of the
Heffernan, Sr. Carmel, the Board of Management and teachers. As school by Bishop, Magee. The Taoiseach was then presented with
you are aware Youghal is steeped in history and you can now right- an enlarged, framed print of local photographer, Michael Hussey's
ly claim Pobalscoil na Trionoide as the jewel in the crown of the enchanting 'dolphins' photo. The formalities were concluded with a
21st century. It is a wonderful story of success and it took a huge number of photo groupings with various agencies. Friday's official
team to make it possible." In concluding, he called the school a opening completes an extremely busy period for the school in the
'school of excellence' that would greatly benefit the region. A visi- past months with the Careers Night and Open Night highlighting
bly proud Principal, Seamus O' Ceallachain highlighted the ethos the school's pivotal role in the community.
and vision of the school, citing the struggle of the salmon as an
analogy for the progression through school life. "It is a great hon-
our to welcome the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. This is an historic
event in the provision of Post Primary education in Youghal and
surrounding Parishes. The building is just a foundation stone. The
ethos of the school is to help students to a greater understanding of
humanity." He added that a pursuit to develop plans for a canteen,
and all weather soccer pitches, facilities that 'will be open to all the
community', is ongoing. He concluded. I'm a proud principal,
proud of the staff, proud of the students. They are a credit to the
West Waterford and East Cork area." Chairperson of the Board of
Management, Sr. Camel Swords followed on the theme when she Brian Whyte, Louise Hurley, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Rowan Heaphy and
Michael Ahern TD. The students interviewed the Taoiseach for CommunityRadio
added. "The characteristic spirit of the school is one of openess and Youghal

Shane Harrington, Anna O’Neill, Marian Marigan and Cllrs Liam Burke, Michael Beecher, Mayor Sammy Donal O’Grady pictured with Declan and Jean
Dano Hodnett Revins, Cllr. Noel Collins and Colm McKernan O’Keeffe
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Pictures: Michael Hussey, Ger Flanagan

Cllrs. Mary Linehan-Foley, David Savage, Mayor Sammy Revins, Bishop John Enda Aherne, Anna O’Keeffe and Linda Susan Mason, Sally O’Sullivan and
Magee, Ned O’Keeffe TD, Fr Bill Bermingham and Rev Laurence Graham. Donoghue. Siobhan Cooney.

Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal, An Taoiseach Bertie An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern with Tommy Roche and
Eilis O’Mahoney, Ann & Tom O’Brien Ahern and Michael Aherne TD. Patrick McCarthy

Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal, Eoin Coyne

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern with Nicola Lucey and Chairman of Student Executive and An Taoiseach Laim McCarthy Chairman of Parents Council making
Bobby Lee Bertie Ahern share a joke. a presentation to Paddy Fletcher, School Architect.

Staff Members Bill Foley and Emer Cher Forrest with Music Teacher Ann David Stanton TD and An Taoiseach Dolores Corcoran and An Taoiseach
Dunne Fitzgerald Bertie Ahern Bertie Ahern

JF and Donna of Le Gourmet with Catering Staff. Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal, bidding Farewell to An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Official Opening by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern T.D.,

Bishop John Magee, Bernie Heffernan Deputy Principal, An Taoiseach Bertie

Ahern TD and Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD Unveiling the Plaque to Officialy Open Pobalscoil

Na Trionoide pictured with Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal and Sr Carmel

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD pictured with Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal and

Members of The Board Of Management

Sr Carmel Swords presenting a Photograph of “Dolphins in Youghal” by Youghal

News Photographer Michael Hussey to An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD as a
memento to commemorate his visit to the School.

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD pictured with Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal,

Noel Roche and Aileen Walsh Teacher Liason Officers and Members of The
Student Executive. An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD pictured with Principal Seamus O’Ceallachain,
John Bresnihan Home Liason Officer and Members of the Parents Council

Seamus O’Ceallachain
Bishop John Magee Blessing the New School welcomes An Taoiseach Bertie
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD pictured with Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal, accompanied by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Ahern to Pobalscoil Na
Linda Donoghue and Student Leaders and Fr. Patrick Relihan, School Chaplain. Trionoide
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

An Taoiseach’s Visit to
Pobalscoil Na Trionoide,
Youghal Community Hospital
and Launch of RAPID DVD

An Taoiseach pictured with Youghal RAPID Group at the launch of their DVD.

An Taoiseach chatting to Kathleen

Needs, Aged 95, at Youghal
Community Hospital Patsy Fitzgerald, who will be 94 years
old in April making a presentation to An
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Youghal
Community Hospital.
An Taoiseach with Sharon Lupton An Taoiseach with Mary Daly-White

Presentation by Eoin Coyne,

Chairperson of the Students Council to
the first students through the doors of
Pobalscoil Na Trionoide on Sept 1st Eilis O’Connor pictured with An
2006; Marc Mac Carthaigh, Gaelscoil Taoiseach at Pobalscoil Na Trionoide. Media Scrum! An Taoiseach being Interviewed by the National Press accompa-
Na Trionoide and Sarah Mac Sweeney. nied by Michael Ahern TD

An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern TD pictured with Seamus Nurse Mary Keohane and Matron Bree Rosney greet- An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern pictured with Matron Bree
O’Ceallachain, Principal, and Members of the North/South ing An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on his visit to Youghal Rosney, Michael Ahern TD and Friends of Youghal
Exchange. Standing L to R: Seamus O’Ceallachain, Ken Community Hospital. Community Hospital.
Brookes, Peter McCredie, Corine Allen, Declan O’Keeffe,
North/South Co-Ordinator and Pat McLoughlin. Seated L to R:
Ciara Ni Siochru, Josh Clegg, An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern,
Joann Bernard, Padraig O’Brien and Jean O’Keeffe.

Joann Bernard making a presentation to Seamus O’Ceallachain

School Principal on behalf of the North/South Cross An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern pictured at Youghal
Border/Cross Community Youth Exchange. Also included are Community Hospital with Matron Bree Rosney,
Bernie Heffernan, Deputy Principal, Peter McCredie, Sr. Michael Ahern TD, Ned O’Keeffe TD, Cllr. Sammy
Carmel Swords, Chairperson of Board of Management, Josh
Revins Mayor of Youghal and Liam Ryan Town Clerk
Grupa Traidisiunta with Anne Fitzgerald Music Teacher. Clegg, Declan O’Keeffe and Corine Allen
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


Picture Michael Hussey

Leigh Desmond receives Sports Star Of The Year Trophy from Declan Kidney,
Munster Rugby Coach and William Moloney, Proprietor The Usual Place and Jerry
Holland, Munster Rugby Manager

Hall Of Fame Award 2006: Jerry Holland, Munster Rugby Manager presents The
Hall Of Fame Trophy to Bertie Lupton

Leigh Desmond Sports Star Of The Year pictured with Declan Kidney, Munster
Rugby Coach and William Moloney, Proprietor The Usual Place, Jerry Holland,
Munster Rugby Manager and the nominating committee comprising of Wack
McCarthy, Sean O'Neill, Martin Coakley, Mick Walsh and Ken Bulman (missing
from photo)

The Youghal C.Y.M.S. junior snooker team travelled to Carlow to play in the U-14
Junior Snooker Championships. Mark Flaherty, Kenny Wight and Alan Revins
made their debut representing the Society at this event. Great credit to Christopher
Cooney in reaching the quarterfinals and also to David Cashman on reaching the
last sixteen but a special word to David's dad Sam Cashman who won the Parents
Snooker veteran Brendan Cooney did us proud yet again when he played with The
Republic Of Ireland Senior Masters Snooker Team in The European Team
Championships in Belgium last week. The team had a great run but unfortunately
Leigh Desmond Sports Star Of The Year pictured with his parents Tony and were beaten in the quarterfinals. Well done to both the senior and junior members
Caroline, brother Ross, sister Chloe and girlfriend Ciara Lowen representing the Society and the Town at home and abroad.
Picture shows Brendan Cooney (far left) and The Irish Squad who played in the
The European Team Championships in Belgium

Gerry Beecher celebrating his 80th birthday with his wife Tryphina and friends at
Leigh Desmond Sports Star Of The Year pictured with John and Florrie Parker, The Devonshire Arms Hotel last Saturday Night. DJ Maybel provided the music
Youghal GAA and a great time was had by all. Photo Michael Hussey
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Sunday, March 11th, 2007 from 2pm-6pm
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your own ideal menu by choosing from our Banqueting Menus,
which have been designed by our award winning chef. Vegetarian
options are available on request and menus can be designed to suite
special dietary needs.

Sample Menu l
Warm Chicken and Bacon
Tossed in Garlic Butter, served on an Oak leaf salad with a balsamic dressing
Cream of Vegetable Soup
Traditional Roast Turkey and Honey Glazed Ham
Served with a bread stuffing and a Red Wine Jus
Wild Berry Cheesecake
Served with a Strawberry Coulis

Sample Menu 2
Grilled Goats Cheese on Garlic Croutons
Served on a bed of seasonal leaves with a pesto dressing
Ballycotton Seafood Chowder
Roast Stuffed Leg of Lamb
Served with a Thyme and Roast Garlic Jus
Fresh Strawberries
Layered with Sablile Biscuit and Infused with Fresh Cream

JOHN RUSSELL Tea/Coffee/Mints

Sample Menu 3
Platter of Assorted Seafood
Served with mixed leaves and Marie Rose Sauce
ENTERTAINMENT PROMOTIONS Cream of Wild Mushroom and Chive Soup
Roast Prime Sirloin of Beef
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL OCCASIONS Served with Yorkshire Pudding and a Red Wine Jus
Sweet Plate Selection
A Symphony of Homemade Dessert

Sample Menu 4
Fantail of Melon
Served with Tropical Fruit Coulis
Cream of Potato and Leek Soup
Supreme of Stuffed Chicken wrapped in Bacon
Served with a Whiskey and Spring Onion Cream
Poached Darne of Ballycotton Salmon
Garnished with a Langoustine Prawn and a Lemon Chive Beure Blanc
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@ 17 Palmbury Orchard, Togher, Cork Home Baked Apple Pie and Fresh Cream
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


With the New Playing Season now in progress Training for all
Club Players takes place every Tues.and Friday nights
@7.30pm.inPairc Eochaill.
Club Bar.
The Club Bar is now open every night @7.0pm.New members are
Welcome. The Bar is available for Functions which are held on a
regular basis.For those who are interested in holding a function
you can contact Timmy Mason @087/2880349 or Club Aras
Club Results.
PIFL. Eochaill 0-6 Glenville 0-8
Club Fixtures.
Sun.March 11th.PIH Challenge Eochaill v Carrigtwohill in Pairc
Eochaill @4pm
On St.Patricks Day 17th March.
Junior A Football Championship. ..Eochaill v Aghada in Congratulations to Jimmy Russell, Youghal and Jennifer Collins, Scotland who
Ballymacoda @12.00 Noon. announced their engagement. Jimmy proposed to Jennifer on Valentines Day and
CRY @104fm. the romantic couple plan to marry in Jamaica. Photo Michael Hussey

Over the years our local community Radio Station CRY have
broacasted several of our Championship matches both in the East
Cork Division and County Championships @107.2 fm.
For the benefit of listeners to our Club games the wavelength has
now changed from 107.2FM to 104FM.
Golf Society.
The Clubs Golf Society have come up with there programme for
the current year.If you are interested in taking part or join the
Society you can contact any of the following.Sean
Ring(Capt.)@086/3800052,Shelia Coyne(President) @
087/6708661 and Aine Martin (Sec.) @ 087/7641081.
The Diary is as follows-
12th June @ Youghal Golf Club ..I Day Classic..T/O @TBA
30th June @ The Gold Coast........Capts.Prize ...T/O @11.52-
22th Sept.@ Water Rock...............Pres.Prize......T/0 @TBA.
16th Dec.@ Youghal Golf Club......TBC. Pat Bulman (Centre) pictured celebrating her 70th Birthday at the 'Saturday Night
9th Annual Poker Classic. Fever Theme Party' at The Walter Raleigh Hotel last Sat. Night. Photo Michael Hussey
This years Classic will take place on Friday March 30th in Club
Aras @9.30pm Sharp.There will be a Guaranteed Prize Fund of
2500 Euro.and all proceeds will go towards our Development
Fund.The Entry Fee is 30.0Euro and a Great Night is assured.For
further info.Contact 087/2348438.
Music in Club Aras.
Since our recent AGM our New Bar Comittee have being work-
ing away behind the scenes and they have now come up with a
very attractive package starting on St .Patricks Night ..March
17th.This slot in our news will be known as "Club Aras Diary".
We wish to extend a warm welcome and a Cead Mile Failte to all
our supportors and friends in having Ceol agus Craic.
Club Aras Diary.
Friday March 16th. Texas Holdem Poker
Sat. March 17th .."St.Patricks Night" Connie Prendergast.
Friday.March 23rd Table Quiz
Friday.March 30th Poker Classic
Sat. March 31st Gordan
Sat. April 7th Phantom Sound

Fundraising Walk
in aid of
Our Lady’s Hospice Zambia Photo Michael Hussey
Sky watchers in Youghal had a night to remember as the Heavens remained clear
for the most spectacular lunar eclipse in over a decade. The first total eclipse of the
full Moon in three years was clearly visible as weather conditions were perfect. The
in Glenbower Wood surface of the full Moon went entirely dark between 10.45 and 11.48 last Saturday
night. The phenomenon occurres when the Earth passes directly between the Moon
On Easter Monday, April 9th at 2p.m. and the Sun. Picture shows the Earths shadow creeping across the Moons surface
prior to total eclipse.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, Youghal
New Office open at Upper Strand Youghal (Beside Tides Bar and Restaurant)
Tel: 024 / 93050
Contact David on (024) 91864 Or (087) 9581206
Email: info@qualityhotelyoughal.comWeb:
"Committed to Sell"
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Mothers Day 2007

Located in very Central
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Sweetfield Estate, Youghal
Rare opportunity to acquire a
beautifully appointed property
in a very central and mature
location. This five bedroomed
detached home is decorated to a
very high standard. One has to
view this house to appreciate the
efforts made. This property
Exceptionally spacious, four bedroomed detached bungalow set on would truly be a great family
home. Timber and carpet floors
1/2 acre site in a rustic setting with magnificent rural views. Within throughout. Dual central heat-
easy reach of beaches and two miles from picturesque village of ing. Double glazed PVC. Solid
Ballymacoda. Acc; Entrance Foyer, Cloakroom, Lounge, Play timber kitchen.
Room, Kitchen/Diner, Utility, Four Bedroom (Master en-suite). Viewing by appointment only.
Approx. 1964 sq. ft. Offers in Region of €395,000 Price on application.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day - March 18th!!

TEL: 024 92189 FAX : 024 20912

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Don’t Forget Mother’s Day - March 18th!!



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As Christianity spread throughout Europe the celebration
changed to honor the "Mother Church" - the spiritual power that gave
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ised Mother's Day meetings in Boston every year.
In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish
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anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the
next year Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. without Flowers.
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Mother's Day. It was successful as by 1911 Mother's Day was cele-
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extra special with a bouquet
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national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of
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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day - March 18th!!

MOTHERING Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday
because the fasting rules for Lent were relaxed that day. Originally
both Old and New Testament lessons on mid-lent Sunday made a
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Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour
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75g/3oz caster sugar
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75g/3oz fine semolina
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flesh and seeds from 1 ripe passion fruit
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1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.
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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day - March 18th!!

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First Year Girls Orienteering Team of Rebecca O’Brien, Post Junior Cert Girls Orienteering Team of Sarah Ryan,
Claire Flanagan who finished second in Laura Irwin, Caoimhe O’Brien and Shauna Harnedy who Niamh O’Regan, Becci Arnott and Claire Flanagan who were
the Orienteering Championships. were runners-up in the County Championships in Doneraile. runners-up in the County Championships in Doneraile.

The u161/2 Camogie Team who wer runners-up in the Munster Colleges.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

PARK SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT Picture Michael Hussy

Park School is staffed by two teachers, Niamh O' Connor, huge success in enhancing science in Park School. On completion
Principal and Edel Ahern and is supported by active and interest- of the programme in May Park School hope to receive an excel-
ed parents and Board of Management. Park is situated in the parish lence in science award. These experiments were on display on the
of Killeagh just 4 miles from Youghal. The school building is night and were indeed a great success.
attractive, comfortable and well maintained. It is bright, cheerful I.C.T. is a priority in Park School and the school now has 9 com-
and well equipped. It was opened in 1951 as a one-teacher school puters in total, the children are very I.T. literate and are particular-
but has since grown and now has two very dedicated teachers. ly skilled in Word, Power Point and Publisher. Some of these
Pupil teacher ratios in Park at present are small with all eight stan- PowerPoint presentations were on display on the night and were
dards currently enrolled. Naturally a full and complete Revised really something to be proud of.
Curriculum is taught and school strengths lie in art, P.E., I.C.T. and The school was also honoured with receiving a Health Promoting
science. Multi-grade teaching is the norm and the pupils of Park School award, this award was presented to the school by Frances
are living proof of the advantages of such a system. Deasy from the Health Promoting Unit and Minister Michael
At present the school is actively engaged in the Discovery Science Ahern. The school had spent the last four years promoting health
Programme. This programme aims to develop creativity in chil- in the school, this was achieved through a number of activities, the
dren, show them how important science is to our everyday lives school were actively involved in promoting healthy lunches and
and more importantly how much fun it can be! Since September this was further enhanced with the children compiling their own
the children from first to sixth class have conducted a series of book entitled "Healthy Lunchbox Ideas". Park School also active-
ly promotes exercise and often partake in whole school activity.
The night was indeed a huge success it is clear that everybody at
Park N.S. strives to provide a school climate that is well-ordered,
caring and happy. Respect, tolerance and fairness are evident and
expectations like standards are high.
Park N.S. is now enrolling for September 2007. For further infor-
mation please contact 024 97282 or email parkschool.ias@eir-
Principal Niamh O'Connor and fellow Principal Niamh O'Connor and teacher
teacher Edel Ahern proudly accepting Edel Ahern with the Health Promotion
the Health Promotion Award from Award and Board Of Management Fr.
Frances Deasy, HSE South and Michael Pat Corkery, Bernadette O'Mahony,
Ahern TD with 'Carrot Head' Eileen Kennedy, Mary Smiddy and
Mary Bernard

Emma Ballan and Richard Long at the

Michael O'Mahony and Leo Healy at
Sink or Float Science experiment
the static electricity experiment Gaye and David Fitzgibbon, Aherne's Seafood Restaurant, Youghal receiving their
2007 Seafood Circle initiative plaque from Helen Brophy, Market Development
Manager of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at a ceremony in the Conrad Hotel Dublin.

Our World Childrens Media Awards

Four 3rd and 4th class pupils from Clonpriest N.S. recently attend the "Our World"
Childrens Media Awards at the Mansion House, Dublin. Cathal Deane, Georgina
Cassidy, Christopher Geary and Bobby McCarthy won second prize in Category A,
Audio/Visual. The children learned about the Millenium Development Goals, in
particular Goal number 7 - "Protecting Our Environment". They used this knowl-
Mary and Remy Bernard edge to construct a five minute news-piece, showing how environmental sustain-
ability could be ensured. The awards were attended by Mr. Conor Linehan TD.,
Minister of State for Development Co-operation and Human Rights at the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Childrens T.V. presenter Brian Ormonde.

Principal Niamh O'Connor with 'Carrot Aoife Long at the electric quiz experi-
Head' ment

Jane Flannery with Sophie Bernard, Patricia Roddy and Declan Long with Bobby McCarthy, Cathal Deane, Chris Geary, Georgina Cassidy pictured with Mr.
Paul Ballan and Fiona McDonnell Phil Healy at the Conductor experiment Conor Linehan TD., and Mr Sheehan.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

In Memoriam
of Our Parents (Packie) Patrick The Family of the late George
& Kathleen Whyte late of Swayne R.I.P. of Dominic Collins
O’Reilly Terrace Youghal, whose Place, Youghal, wish to thank most
anniversaries occur at this time sincerely all those who sympathised
with them in their recent bereave-
Sweet are our memories ment. Those who attended the
Precious are you names Rosary, Removal, Mass and Funeral,
Close to our hearts you will those who sent mass cards, signed enrolments, floral trib-
always remain utes, letters of sympathy and all those who called to the
Our thoughts go back as they house etc.
often do Thanks to Fr. Bermingham, Canon Browne, Dr. Michael
To treasure the years we had Twomey, Egan’s Undertakers and the staff of St.
with you. Theresa’s ward - Mercy Hospital. Special words of
thanks to Patricia, Jill and the home-call team
Your Loving Family, Jimmy, Jackie, Martha, Paudie, “Marymount” and Essie, Catherine Horgan also. Special
Frank, Micky-Noel, Eugene & Catherine Heir, wives, thanks to Margaret, Peggy, Breda and auntie Kitty and
husbands & grandchildren other relations, neighbours and friends. The Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all your intentions

9th Anniversary of YOUGHAL RUGBY CLUB

John (Buddy) Bulman
Under 16 Cup 1st Round
late of 139, North Main St. Our under 16's were at home to Mallow last Saturday at Frogmore
Youghal, in a first round cup tie. Conditions were good for this game inspite
who died on the 1st March of heavy rain during the week. Youghal were first to settle and
1998 after 10 minutes play Paul Quill got over for a well taken try.
Youghal were playing well at this stage and their efforts were
A little tribute rewarded when Anthony Mason scored near the posts Scrum half
Small and Tender Keith Mc Carthy converted to give Youghal a 12 point lead.The
Just to let you know seasiders kept pressure on the Mallow team for the next few min-
We will always remember utes and when winger Michael Healy made a break inside the
Mallow half he found Greg Jaywardene in support to score near
Sadly missed by your wife Mary, sons Pat, Paul and the posts. Keith Mc Carthy added the extras to give Youghal a 19
Séan, daughters Mary, Caroline and Thelma, sons-in- pt lead. Mallow to their credit kept plugging away and their efforts
law, family and many friends bore fruit just before half time when they scored near the corner
flag. This try left the half time19 pts to 5 pts in Youghal's favour.
In the second half Mallow's heavier pack got on top and they
27th Anniversary of reduced the lead further when they scored following a 5metre
scrum. However Youghal worked their way up field and when the
ball reached winger Niall Clohessy he scored over for a superb try.
James Mason Keith Mc Carthy once again added the conversion points. Mallow
had the final score shortly afterwards to leave the final score
late of The Lodge Cottage Youghal 26 pts. Mallow 17 pts. Best for Youghal were Cian
Hospital, Youghal, Kenneally, Danny O' Brien and Paul Quill in the forwards while
whose anniversary occurs Greg Jaywardene, Alan Frahill O'Connor and Niall Clohessy were
on the 1st March outstanding in the back line. Youghal now meet Highfield in the
second round of the cup.

Time slips by
Gortroe 45 Drive Results
And life goes on, February 28th 2007
But from our hearts
You are never gone. The ladies took top prize at the Gortroe Cards on
Wednesday last, with Cathy Collins and Assumpta
Parker winning first place. Second were Tom Walsh
Sadly missed & always remembered by your loving
family and Willie O Niell, Betty Aherne and Ann Foley came
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

YOUGHAL BADMINTON CLUB Irish Heart Foundation Table Top Quiz

At the Devonshire Arms Hotel
Picture Michael Hussey
Youghal's Division 6 team has continued its impressive league
form into the new year winning all 3 matches. A revenge home
defeat of then league leaders St Marys by 4-3, was followed by a
5-2 away win at Bartlemy and a recent 6-1 home defeat of
Churchtown. Youghal have finished top of league section A with
5 wins out of 6 and now head into the upcoming league playoff
semi-final on March 25th full of confidence where the likely
opponents will be UCC.
The team also had a decent run in the Cup beating Bartlemy and
St Marys B to reach the semi-finals in Mahon. However, short
notice of the semi-final match and prior commitments of some of
the players meant the team had to compete against Ballinadee with
a man short. It was a great achievement to draw 3-3 on the day
having to forfeit one match but unfortunately Ballinadee advanced 1st Prize-'No Hopers' Team- Declan Hennessy, Sean Hennessy, Tommy Roche and
to the final on a points count-back. Kitty O'Sullivan pictured with Fiona McDevitt, Irish Heart Foundation Volunteer,
The club would like to express sincere thanks to Timmy Mason Jim Furey MC and Frank Kiely, Manager
for his continuous help and support especially during our home
matches. We would also like to wish Paul Hegarty well after his
recent retirement from the club.
We are holding a fundraising Table Quiz on Friday 23rd March in
the GAA club bar at 8pm. Teams of four cost €30 to enter with
cash prizes on offer. A raffle will also be held on the night and all
are welcome to attend.

2nd Prize Winners: Devonshire Arms Team- Michael, Julia, Julette and Brendan
Murphy pictured with Fiona McDevitt, Irish Heart Foundation Volunteer and Jim
Furey MC

Youghal Badminton Club Team - Back Row: Ken Healy, Brendan Galvin, Kim
Fawkes and Vice Captain Tommy Roche, Front Row: Tara Barron, Sadie Doyle,
Sean Paul Grahame, Team Captain, Caroline Davis and Marie Mason.
Picture Michael Hussey

Table Quiz 3rd Prize Winners: Rugby Club Team- David and Mary Jayawardene, Maria and
Paddy O'Connor pictured with Fiona McDevitt, Irish Heart Foundation Volunteer
and Jim Furey MC.


For Youghal Badminton Club at 8.00pm
On 23rd March, 2007.
Entry: Table of 4 for €30.00
Prizes: Cash Prizes & Raffle
Hope to See YOU there
Monthly meeting will be held in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on
Tuesday next, March 13th at 8pm. A demonstration entitled Fun
with Flowers will be given by Ann Cooney. Horticulture competi-
Irish Heart Foundation Volunteers Auriel Robinson, Fiona McDevitt, Elia Kirwan
tion: Vase of 5 daffodils. All are welcome to attend. and Roisin Furey Long
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

Imokilly Macra na
Feirme Celebrate
50th Anniversary

Claire Foley, Liam Foley (Dairygold, sponsor), Imelda Lynch, Colm

Markey National president of Macra na Feirme, Alison Tait regional sec-
retary, Linda Kenneally and Brian O'Connell regional chairman

Myrtle Allen who in 1959 became

the first lady to be elected vice pres-
ident of Macra na Feirme in Ireland
Pauline Meade and Mary Kingston cutting the cake with Alison Tait
Ballymacoda regional secretary

An outstanding and wonderful success is how I would describe

our 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Imokilly Regional Olivia Morrissey, Brenda Wall, Ruth Mellerick, Annette Carey
Executive held in Garryvoe Hotel on Saturday last Feb 24th. It
was a great event which allowed both past and present members
of macra to get together in celebration of 50 years of the region.
Many of the past members hadn't seen each other for years and it
was a great opportunity to catch up on their current situations and
reminisce about past times in macra. There was a little help too
with people able to view many photos of fun times in the region
both past and present.
Our main sponsor, to whom we are very grateful was Dairygold
and board member Liam Foley spoke about Dairygolds new struc-
ture and also about the opportunities that the bio fuel industry
could present to farmers in the future. Our National President,
Colm Markey spoke of the firm friends, the craic and fun element
of macra as well as the personal development gained from being
involved in the organisation. The main message was that "you get
out of Macra what you put into it" and anyone who has been and
is involved in the organisation can definitely confirm and reiterate
One of the highlights of the night was the cutting of the 50th
Anniversary cake, sponsored by Ballymaloe House and cut by
Alison Tait, current Regional secretary and Myrtle Allen propri-
etor of Ballymaloe House, who was very involved in the regional
executive in its early years and held the position of National Vice
President for the terms 1960/61 and 1962/63 - a major achieve-
Our master of ceremonies on the night was Alison Tait, current
regional secretary who did a superb job. The organising commit-
tee was made up of seven people, all of whom had a major role to
play in organising and ensuring the success of this event. They are
as follows: Alison Tait, Brian O'Connell, Martin Manning, Paddy
Rice, Tom McGrath, Imelda Lynch and myself Linda Kenneally.
We had many other sponsors as well to whom we are most grate-
ful, each of whom took out adds in our souvenir booklet. Thanks
also to those who provide spot prizes and of course to Garryvoe
Hotel who were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007

The Coffe Morning was a great suc-
cess as we raised about €2,500 for
Soft Ireland. Just to explain who soft
Ireland are, they are a support organi-
sation for Trisomy 13/18 which is
edwards syndrome and Patau
Syndrome which are chroosomal dis-
orders. Babies born with these syn-
dromes often have serious life-threat- Fiona Hennessy, Soft Ireland; Ann Rea, La Bella Roma pictured with Barbara
ening conditions, with developmental Murray MCCC
delay and limited life expectancy.
More girls then boys are born with
these syndrome. The incidence of tri-
somy 13 is about 1 in 10,000 of total
births while that of trisomy 18 is
about 2.5 in 10,000 of total births. Claire and Ruby Kennedy
Soft support family of babies that
have passed or family who have children still living they also put
families in contact with one another, provide information, publish
regular newsletters, organise professional speakers and confer-
ences etc. My daughter Leah was born with edwards syndrome a
year ago, she lived for six weeks. I am now on committee of Soft
Ireland which is a voluntary support group.
Fiona Hennessy
Fiona Hennessy, Soft Ireland; Ann Rea, La Bella Roma pictured with Chris and
Breda Ryan Long

Jacinta Coleman, Mai Irwin and Kay Curtin

Margaret and Loren Barry and Baby Eimear Whelan

Soft Ireland Volunteers Grainne Hennessy and Loreen Sweeney

Eileen and Laura O'Connor, Rachel McCarthy, Elaine McGrath with baby Liam
McCarthy Za McCarthy with Michelle, Luke and Paul Hennessy
Youghal News.....March 8th 2007


This month's talk to the Ailbrin Society is the last presentation of Blackwater Curraghboy, Youghal,

the season and for the occasion Jeremy Meehan of Bóthair will Co. Cork.
give a talk about the work of that exceptional organisation. The Tel: 024 92850/93469
title of his presentation is "Bóthair: Farm Animals in Development Fax: 024-92977
Aid" and, using PowerPoint, he will illustrate his subject and
bring to life aspects of the work of Bóthair. The use of farm ani-
mals as development aid is topical at present and, as Director of Manufacturers of Quality Blinds
Education in Bóthair's Cork office, Jeremy Meehan is well-placed Roller, Vertical, Venetian, Velux, Conservatory
to acquaint us with the facts. Though Bóthair has other develop- and Pleated Blinds, Flyscreens
mental strategies, it is the "farm animal" paradigm which excites
the imagination of donors, especially in a rural Irish context. On Opening Hours:
the night, a book entitled "Development in an Unequal World" Mon-Fri 9.30a.m. - 5.30p.m.(Closed 1p.m. - 2p.m.)
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“Free Home Consultancy”
Bóthair: Farm Animals in Development Aid
an illustrated presentation by Jeremy Meehan
8.30 p.m. Wednesday, 21st March 2007 BUNSCOIL MHUIRE
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Youghal News.....March 8th 2007



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