Youghal4ALL Information Evening

Photos by Andrea Cunningham

Youghal4all Committee and Members.

The aim of the proactive Youghal4All group is to promote Youghal through publishing its festivals, events and activities both at home and abroad. It is important to engage with volunteers, community groups and organisations, the business community and members of the public to make them aware of the projects on which Youghal4All are working throughout the year. We would continue to encourage people to volunteer and get involved in whatever way they can.On Wednesday, 17 April a public information evening was held. Attendees were given an overview of the group's planned activities, festivals and events which continue to be family friendly and highly popular. The Harry Potter inspired event “The Forbidden Forest” attracted several thousand people to Millennium Park. This new popular event was widely published both locally and nationally and brought many visitors to the town. The Moby Dick Festival and Youghaloween Spooktacular were nominated in the Best Festival Category for the 96fm Best of Cork Awards, with Youghaloween Spooktacular voted Best Festival by Public Vote. We feel it is important for local businesses to capitalize on the events and festivals that take place in the town and their coverage on social media to generate and promote both their businesses and the town itself.Information on the Moby Dick Sculpture and its fundraising efforts was followed by a question and answer session and a sharing of ideas. Some suggestions from the floor for future ideas included a Museum showcasing the history of the town including the famous lace making, textiles and fishing industries. It was also suggested that a Statue or Sculpture of two-time Aintree Grand National winners, Davy Russell and Tiger Roll, be commissioned.The meeting was well attended with great interaction by members of the general public, business community, and local councillors and also by the press. The committee would like to thank the Youghal community, local media for their event promotion and coverage throughout the year, Katie O Doherty, Marketing Intern from CIT for her assistance, and all those who have supported and helped us in any way.

Ruth Vancelee and Geraldine Doherty.
Helen Heaphy Grainge ( Youghal4all Secretary) John Philips ( Red Store Manager) and Sandra McLellan ( Youghal4all Spokesperson).
Kay Curtin ( Kays Flowers) and Kerry Long ( Kerrys Kloset).
Jim Flanagan, Kevin Linehan and Gavin Pollard.
Fiona and James Cronin.
Matthew and Joy O Regan.