YARA Newsletter May 28th, 2021

Welcome to our Monthly News. 

The weather for the past month has been bad but now the positive news – the Postman from Donegal says that we are going to get a good summer… and when we get going there will no holding us back!

Feel Good Friday

Our “Feel Good Friday” card went down a treat and thanks to the many members who contacted us about the event.

We look forward to a bigger and better range of activities next year – we will really let our spirit fly then!

Outdoor Yoga

We have now finalised the schedule for Outdoor Yoga, with eight sessions planned for July and August. 

The first of these will take place on Wednesday July 7th and we are in the process of finalising the venue.

We have twelve slots for each session and preference will be given to YARA members. Please contact us by phone or text or leave a message on our website – www.youghalactive.ie

Cork Sports Partnership Community Award

We are delighted to have been nominated for this award in recognition of our community support initiatives during lockdown. 

Social History Group

Our Social History Group in YARA is now collecting and recording stories and events about the recent history of Youghal.

Here are some historical events from the archives:

One hundred years ago this week, on May 31st, 1921, seven soldiers from the band of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment died when a road mine exploded under their truck as it went from their barracks on Cork Hill to the rifle range on the beach. The barracks was on the site of the present- day Dermot Hurley Estate.

This was one of the worst disasters to befall any unit of British troops during the War of Independence.

Youghal Railway Station 1860
Youghal Railway Station 1860

Youghal Railway Station opened on 21 May 1860 and served the town faithfully until the decision was taken by C.I.E. to close the passenger lines between Cobh and Youghal on 4 February 1963. 

However, goods traffic continued to work the line until June 1978, and then the Sunday summer rail excursions were abandoned in 1982.

So many people have fond memories of day excursions to Youghal.

If you have an interesting story about yourself or some local event. then why not contact us and we will arrange to meet you, after lockdown ends, to record the details. 

We are particularly interested in the history of the railway in Youghal, local fishing families and Seafield Fabrics.

Please contact us on 087 949 9037 or email us on info@youghalactive.ie

Our YARA support group is still 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…

Contact us on: 087 949 9037



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