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Ireland Past and Present Podcast

Ireland Past and Present Podcast

By Michael Hussey

Ireland Past and Present - A look at the history of old photographs and films. Not only to admire the historic images but also to investigate and relate them to the modern world and recreate the image with added audio dialogue and narrative and text.

We hope that this guide will give you a taste of the research undertaken for Ireland Past and Present and inspire you to take on some research or
photographic challenges of your own.
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Walking the Munster Blackwater - "From Source To Sea - A seven-day journey"

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Youghal Business Alliance launch new promo video of our town with the theme “Shop Local”
Youghal Business Alliance launch new promo video of our town with the theme “Shop Local”
The launch took place in the luxurious surroundings of The Regal Cinema at South Main Street on Tuesday evening, 22nd November 2022. Speaking at the launch, Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said “The promotional video is unbelievable. It’s one of those promotional videos that hits home and reminds people to shop local and to stay local as much as you can. Now more than ever we need to support our own and support the Youghal Business Alliance (YBA) and all the businesses involved. I think it's one of the best promotions to shop locally I have ever seen” “At Cork County Council level we are inundated with local businesses to promote their businesses. Youghal certainly has a lot to offer. Again this year we will have two Christmas markets in town to encourage people to come to Youghal, stop to have a bite to eat, and enjoy the ambience of the Christmas spirit. The Christmas light switch on is this Saturday 26th November. The Christmas tree lights in the Market square, the reindeers will be lit up at the strand and Greencloyne. Everything will be switched on this Saturday. There is great credit due to the YBA. I attend the meetings regularly and keep the members updated with Cork County Council information such as news about grants and funding available. Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley continued; “I’m on the main street everyday talking to different business owners and they’ve told me that they are very worried about the New Year. We are all rolling in and trying to stay positive and keep the bright side out come Christmas time - but come January and February, which are lonely months, they are worried about the bills and how they are going to pay their bills coming into 2023. I will have to lobby in my job to make sure that all these business are looked after” Ger Flanagan, Chairman of the Youghal Business Alliance speaking on the production of the video said; “The promo video was filmed and produced by MacFly Media who did an excellent job. We would like to say thanks to Dara Murphy of the “Youghal Gift Gallery” and “Read and Write'' who put a lot of work behind the scenes in coordinating the people for the film. We felt that this was the right time to do something to promote “Shop Local” for Christmas. We encourage more people to support local businesses. This is the time to support local. We have a lot coming up.” He said “Cork County Council are doing a big promotion supporting local around the county asking people to support their local towns. Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley has been beating the drum for Youghal over many years. We have the Christmas lights “Switch On'' this Saturday and that will be the start of the Christmas shopping period. Well done to everyone involved and putting Youghal to the forefront and trying to promote the town as best we can”. This is not the first time the pro-active Youghal Business Alliance have been involved in using new ways to showcase the town. In 2019 they produced a local film called “Recollections” with proceeds of sales going to the local “Youghal Meals on Wheels'' group. The promo video will be screened at The Regal Cinema before each film and also during the interval. It will also be on all social media platforms including: The Youghal Business Alliance website, Facebook page; the Cork and local radio stations; Community Radio Youghal - CRY104fm; Youtube; the local press, Youghal and Midleton News. Pictured at the launch are Chris Long, Chris Long Financial Services; Ger Motherway, C.G. Motherway Accountants; Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley; Ger Flanagan, Flanagan Print/ Boardwalk Coffee; Killain Daly, Manager of The Regal Cinema, Youghal and Deirdre O’Sullivan, Carlton Wharf Pre-School, Youghal. Hear more at: https://www.youghalonline.com/podcast/
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November 28, 2022
Walking the Munster Blackwater - "From Source To Sea - A seven-day journey"
Walking the Munster Blackwater - "From Source To Sea - A seven-day journey"
Walking the Munster Blackwater - "From Source To Sea - A seven-day journey" Bernadette Phillips from Community Radio Youghal, CRY 104FM, interviews author and long-distance walker, Jim O'Malley, at the Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing, in Lismore, Co. Waterford, on Saturday, 18th June 2016. Jim O'Malley, an environmentalist and long-distance walker, is a native of the Youghal area though domiciled in Kerry since 1980. Jim taught English and Irish in Killorglin, 1980-2007. Since his retirement in 2007 he has fulfilled a longstanding ambition in following the Blackwater from source to sea in 2010. A seven-day journey, hardly an epic walk, but a memorable experience that has been recorded in his recent book – Walking the Munster Blackwater, Ashfield Press, Nov 2015. While emphasising the historic events that occurred along the course of the river, O'Malley presents the reader with a varied snapshot of the Irish countryside. Encounters with farmers, B&B personnel, publicans, anglers and others are blended with his love of nature and a deeply-felt concern for the future of the Blackwater. Interview Content: 0:00 Introduction 0:40 Walking the Blackwater 2:55 Preserving the Landscape 4:45 The Environment 5:40 John Moriarty 6:45 The Blackwater 7:45 John Muir 8:45 Conclusion Hear more at: https://www.youghalonline.com/podcast/
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November 15, 2022
Ann Neville talks about the amazing life and times, and death, of Youghal man Blessed Dominic Collins.
Ann Neville talks about the amazing life and times, and death, of Youghal man Blessed Dominic Collins.
Ann Neville talk about the amazing life and times, and death, of Youghal man Blessed Dominic Collins, who was executed and martyred at the North Gate, Youghal, on Halloween, 31st, October, 1602. Every year Ann and local townspeople lay a floral wreath beside the plaque (near Wm. Neville's shop, North Main Street) The commemorative plaque reads the following inscription: "Blessed Dominic Collins, Jesuit Brother, was martyred here at the North Gate on October 31st, 1602" The month of November is traditionally a time in which the Catholic community remembers those who have died. Ann said she feels the presence of Dominic Collins at this location. On the 400th anniversary of his martyrdom back in 2002 and since his beatification by Saint John Paul 2 back in 1992 more and more people have recognised the spot as a place to say a prayer or bless themselves as they pass by. Each year more flowers appear at the spot in the lead up to the 31st October. Ann happily takes care of the flowers by putting them in vases and water. Hear more at: https://www.youghalonline.com/podcast/
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October 28, 2022
Funeral customs and traditions in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland and countryside.
Funeral customs and traditions in Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland and countryside.
Local historian and author Frankie Keane and Church Sacristan, Liam Ryan, talk with Mick Hussey about the old traditions and customs that went with funerals in times past. All funerals had to go through the mortuary which is located at the back of St. Mary’s Parish Church. The mortuary was donated by James O Malley, Lieutenant Col in the Bengal Army back in 1909. The corpse remained in the mortuary overnight and mass was said in the morning. The funeral itself would take place in the afternoon. It was the recognised thing that you attend the funeral… and even more important “to be seen” by the relatives at the funeral. The saying was not who attended the funeral but WHO DIDN’T ATTEND! A time when men had a diamond stitched on the outer sleeve of their jacket and the women would black for 12 months to signify that there was a death in the family. Well known local names like undertakers Egans, Wallace’s, O’Brien’s, and Guinens - who had the last of the horse drawn carriages. Where Brown habits were worn by the men and Blue for women when laid out. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/Ireland-Past-and-Present-1696057807275512/
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July 20, 2022