A delighted Youghal4All pictured this week with Stacey and Chris Donnelly from Bedford, USA, twinned with the seaside town.

Chris and Stacey Donnelly from New Bedford USA, which is twinned with Youghal, visited the seaside town this week and were delighted to meet with the committee of Youghal4All who, for a long time, have been trying to get sufficient funding to erect a statue of Captain Ahab, played by Gregory Peck in the Moby Dick, filmed in the town in 1954.
Chris, who is Hon Secretary of the Bedford group, Friendly Sons of St Patrick, told The East Cork Journal that he was fascinated with the history of the town, the scenery, and the people and particularly with its connection to New Bedford. "When I heard about the proposed Statue and saw the miniature which Helen Heaphy brought along" said Chris, "I am very happy to promise that, on my return to New Bedford, I will go into talks with the Friendly Sons of St Patrick to organise fundraising for the Statue, as a result of which I hope to have very good news for the town of Youghal".
The site for the very attractive statue is already chosen and the members of Youghal4All are very hopeful that, before too long, it will sit on the quays in Youghal giving Captain Ahab a forever view out over his beloved Atlantic ocean.
It's looking good!