The Youghal Chamber of Commerce held its AGM on Thursday, 23 August. There was good attendance at both the meeting and the networking event afterwards at a barbecue in Farrell's Summerfield Bar.
Various items were discussed at the meeting, including an informative up to date talk from John Innes on the upcoming Iron Man competition next June. John stressed the importance of local businesses getting involved in the whole festivity surrounding the world renowned event, and of creating a value for money experience for visitors at the time. Also discussed was the planned knocking of The Hilltop Hotel. This is in the plans for September, with the concurrence of the present owner. Barbara Murray (Chamber Member) said, “The meeting was very positive. Discussions covered the various strides being made for the improvement of Youghal, including the opening of the Regal Cinema, the new Treatment Plant and the ongoing work of the Tidy Towns Committee. We also spoke of the new paving in Barry's Lane and it was agreed that, while the timing was not ideal, it was necessary to use the grant once it became available and that we will have a wonderful street scape when it's completed.”
Overall, an optimistic meeting with hopes high for a bright future for Youghal and a reminder to all businesses to continue their good endeavours to that end.