Newsletter March 5th 2021

Welcome to March

March is the month of many weathers and as the saying goes, March comes “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” 

Picnic in the Park
Picnic in the Park

This time last year we were like lambs trembling before Covid but now the vaccine roll-out will turn us all into lions!

Spring is here, so throw off the long, dark months and rise to embrace the brighter days ahead.

While we will not have any parades this year, the St. Patrick’s Festival is now a virtual event and runs from March 12th to 17th.

The theme of this year’s Festival is Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland! and will  include up to 100 events.

And don’t forget Mother’s Day is on March 14th – get your hints in early!

YARA Website

The YARA website has now been developed and will be launched on Monday March 8th.

The site, together with our bright new logo were developed by local company Beatless Design, led by Karl Prendergast. 

The site will have a news and events section, a gallery for photos, a section for local services and we will have a regular blog on topical issues.

The address is – and we welcome your views and comments.

Planning for after lockdown

One of the impacts of the Covid 19 is that we are all much more cautious of meeting or socialising with people in an indoor setting.

In response to this we are now developing a range of outdoor activities; walking, cycling, yoga, art classes, garden meetings, which will allow members to enjoy exercise and leisure activities in a safer environment.

These activities are now organised to commence when lockdown finishes, and we hope to add further to this range as time goes on.

These courses will be free of charge and will start as soon as is practical after the end of lockdown.

Closure of Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland branch in Youghal is due to close at the end of September but after that time you will still be able to make deposits and withdrawals through the local Post Office.

Our YARA support group is available for members who may need help – this includes grocery runs, books through the library, or emergency maintenance work, or you can always call us just to have a chat…

If you have any interesting news or ideas, please send them to – – also visit our Facebook page for our regular updates and where you can comment or post your own items… 

  YARA … Youghal Active… but stay safe…