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In this week’s East Cork Journal we learnt that 1 person is diagnosed with cancer in Cobh every 11 days. It was originally taught that Cobh had the highest cancer rate in Ireland however, we have been informed that isn’t correct. Councillor Sin


The Midleton Food and Drink festival is fast approaching and foodies are already getting excited for the new offers this year’s festival brings. Kevin Aherne, Sage Restaurant Midleton and Failte Ireland’s Food Champion spoke at the meeting of the Midleton and Area Chamber Heritage Committee about this year’s festival. He described some of t
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Cobh Municipality are to seek a meeting with the Minister for Health Simon Harris to urge him to carry out a baseline health study on the Great Island. The move came following a motion tabled by Fine Gael Councillor Sinead Sheppard on Tuesday 21 June amid claims of high cancer rates in the harbour town. Research published last month by the Natio
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The first project completed in Cork, as part of Failte Irelands €2.3 million euro investment in Ancient Spaces Grant Fund, has been unveiled at Titanic Experience Cobh this morning. In attendance were several industry representatives including special guest Jenny De Saulles Head of Programmes at Ireland’s Anicent East, Failte Ireland. Situate
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The opening of the Shanagarry Art Group’s summer exhibition will take place on Friday, 1 July at 7:30 pm. The opening and exhibition will be held in Ina McCarthy for Flowers, 44 Main Street Midleton and will run from Saturday, 2 July until Saturday, 16 July. Chairperson of Shanagarry Art Group Tricia Treacy will launch the event. The exhibit
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Carrigtwohill Vintage Club will be hosting a memorial run in honour of the late Jimmy McCarthy on Sunday, 3 July. Jimmy McCarthy from Ballyrichard was one of the first members of the Carrigtwohill Vintage Club. He worked as an agricultural contractor and was heavily involved in the vintage club. He passed away last year and the club decided to h
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David O’Keeffe from Killeagh takes to the skies once again this year to raise funds for The Alzheimers Society of Ireland. Last year Mr O’Keeffe and other volunteers fell from 10,000 feet in a bid to raise €15,000 for Dungarvan Community Hospital specifically St. Anne’s and St. Vincent’s wards. Thirty-nine people participated in the sk
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Alex Foley’s dream are coming true as the Share a Dream foundation visit his home on Saturday, 25 June. In November 2014, Alex was awarded the Child of Courage award by the Limerick organisation. The group will bring their Dream Machine to the Foley home on Saturday for a day of fun for Alex and his family. His mum, Laurane Foley said, “Usu
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Liam McCarthy Youghal , officiating his first wedding.
Since the marriage referendum last year the way we say ‘I do’ has essentially changed our whole culture, and strengthened our bonds with diverse communities worldwide. Wedding bells no longer toll for the conventional Irish Wedding. Although we are amongst the most jovial and generous in the world in the way we celebrate the vows. The ritual o
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Hospital launch
The launch of the annual Midleton Hospital Garden Fete was held at the Midleton Park Hotel on Tuesday, 14 June. Chairperson Carmel McDonough welcomed officers and committee members as well as guests Father Colman O’Donovan and hospital staff Teresa Galvin (acting director of nursing) and Patricia Murray (clinical nursing manager). Father O’Do
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Independent Councillor Mary Linehan Foley has warned Midleton and Youghal are in danger of falling behind other areas by failing to provide free Wi-Fi. The Youghal based Councillor made her comments after it emerged Mallow, the county’s largest town is currently operating the scheme on a pilot basis, along with towns in Kerry and Louth. The Cor
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