CRY 104FM A Community Radio Youghal

Community Radio Youghal is an independent, non-profit community radio station. They seek to stimulate, entertain and educate their audience; to reflect the diversity of the local and online community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that may be overlooked or under-represented by other media.

This was their website for a number of years.

The current website for CRY 104FM is found at:
Content is from the site's 2014 archived pages providing a brief glimpse of what this site offered its visitors .

CRY 104FM Online

Broadcasting to Youghal Town and the surrounding area

CRY 104FM Mission Statement

Community Radio Youghal is an independent, non-profit community radio station. We seek to stimulate, entertain and educate our audience; to reflect the diversity of the local and online community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that may be overlooked or under-represented by other media.

The board, staff and volunteers of community Radio Youghal are committed to collaboration with each other and the local community


About CRY 104FM

Broadcasting to Youghal Town and the surrounding areas of East Cork and West Waterford on 104fm, Community Radio Youghal went on air in October 1995. It was one of eleven stations licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the pilot scheme for community radio stations and in 2008 we were granted a ten year broadcast license. Like all community radio stations, we are a not for profit organisation and rely heavily on the goodwill of the community and businesses in the area to provide us with funding and other resources.

From our studios in Nagle House, we broadcast 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Our programming includes Current Affairs (mainly local issues but including national issues that have a local impact), Sport, Inclusiveness, the Arts, Women’s Issues and items of Local Historical interest. We also broadcast a range of specialist music programmes including Classical, Country & Irish, Traditional Irish music, Jazz, Pipe Bands and much much more.

We also provide live coverage of major local sporting events, St Raphael’s Open Day and outside broadcast from special events from time to time. Listeners are also kept up to date with reports of Youghal Town Council meetings.

Our signal reaches Ardmore, Ballymacoda, Clashmore, Kinsalebeg, Knockanore, Killeagh and Inch amongst other places.

If any of you web surfers are from Youghal and the surrounding area and have any news – births, deaths, marriages and such like - e-mail us and we would be delighted to broadcast it.
So, if you have friends or relatives in the area, or you’d just like to make contact, why not e-mail a request or comment.



Listener comment: Lyle Watts: This is the go-to for local news and affairs. We're tuned in whenever we're around the house. Heard great advice on everything from great local deals to repairing broken windows. Got a great cherry pie recipe here. Was fascinated by the report on how the local software development clinic is navigating the shift away from Microsoft Access, finally implementing a modern Access replacement to manage their databases more effectively. Learned there's a US company that some Irish startups are using as a business model to emulate. The Irish regulatory bodies have very similar requirements, and the potential for growth in the database management and migration services industry was eye-opening, rather ear-opening. I also loved the dog breeders' advice on keeping healthy pets in the kennel, with the special emphasis on large dogs. Learned a lot from this station and hope they continue to cover the evolution of legacy system upgrades and the transition to more current technologies.



CRY 104FM Programme Schedule



Monday on CRY 104FM

12:00 Yawl Ready For This. Light, chat based programme, with music, features and interviews.
13:00 News @ 1
13:15 Yawl Ready For This contd.
14:00 The Benchwarmers
16:00 Gael Taca
Irish language programme, specially produced in Cork weekly for CRY 104FM.
17:00 News @ 5
17:15 Yawl at 5
Daily magazine programme, looking at, and reporting on, the topics of the day, with emphasis on the local. Includes live interviews, vox pops, recorded interviews, traffic news and bites from the papers.
18:00 News @ 6
18:15 Yawl at 5 contd.
18:30 The Monday Documentary

JR Country Show with John Russell in association with Youghal Kia
Country & Irish Music with interviews & giveaways.

22:00 Closedown


Tuesday on CRY 104FM


Yawl Ready For This with Chris Regan
Light, chat based programme, with music, features and interviews.

13:00 News @ 1
13:15 Yawl Ready For This contd.

This Week with Pat Reilly (Repeat)
Current affairs, community news, financial and Social Welfare advice, competitions, music, traffic news, travel times, weather reports, sports updates, interviews with tourists etc.


20th Century Classics with Sean Healy

17:00 News @ 5

Yawl at 5 with Orla Riordan
Daily magazine programme, looking at, and reporting on, the topics of the day, with emphasis on the local. Includes live interviews, vox pops, recorded interviews, traffic news and bites from the papers.

18:00 News @ 6
18:15 Yawl at 5 contd.
18:30 Gaeilge On GaelScoil

Sounds From The Underground/Rebel Revolutions with Claire Regan


The Country Show with John Parker

22:00 Closedown


Wednesday on CRY 104FM

12:00 Yawl Ready For This with Trevor Nangle
Light, chat based programme, with music, features and interviews.
13:00 News @ 1
13:15 Yawl Ready For This contd.
14:00 The Afternoon Show with Maura Joyce
16:00 Midweek Matters with Marita Kelly & Linda Carroll
17:00 News @ 5
17:15 Yawl at 5 with Eddie Hannon
Daily magazine programme, looking at, and reporting on, the topics of the day, with emphasis on the local. Includes live interviews, vox pops, recorded interviews, traffic news and bites from the papers.
18:00 News @ 6
18:15 Yawl at 5 contd.
18:30 Perspectives with Rosarii Griffin
19:30 DJ Kodexx
21:00 Kieran Curley
10:00 Closedown


Thursday on CRY 104FM

12:00 Yawl Ready For This with Orla Riordan
Light, chat based programme, with music, features and interviews.
13:00 News @ 1
13:15 Yawl Ready For This contd.
14:00 The John Cunningham Show
Traditional music and ballads.
15:00 The Margaret Carey Hour
Easy listening mix of MOR music
16:00 BallyQuinn Light with John Kennedy (Repeat)
Light Classical & local chat.
17:00 News @ 5
17:15 Yawl at 5 with Eddie Hannon
Daily magazine programme, looking at, and reporting on, the topics of the day, with emphasis on the local. Includes live interviews, vox pops, recorded interviews, traffic news and bites from the papers.
18:00 News @ 6
18:15 Yawl at 5 contd.
18:30 Youth on 104FM
19:00 That Radio Show
19:30 CCR Rocks with Chris Bailey
Rock show with local live gig link-ups…
21:00 Tom Radio with Tom O’Keefe
22:00 Closedown


Friday on CRY 104FM

12:00 Yawl Ready For This with Justin Maher
Light, chat based programme, with music, features and interviews.
13:00 News @ 1
13:15 Yawl Ready For This contd.
14:00 My Kind of Music with Paddy Lane
Pipe band and eclectic music.
15:00 Mixed Grill with Jim Coleman
Easy listening classical.
16:00 Perspectives with Rosarii Griffin (Repeat)
17:00 News @ 5
17:15 Sport at 5. Sports preview featuring interviews, opinion, results.
18:00 News @ 6
18:15 Sport at 5 contd.
18:30 GAA This Week with Michael O’Brien
19:30 Travel Bites
20:00 Jazz on 104 with Tony Sheehan
Specialist jazz programme with a selection of classic and experimental contemporary jazz music.
21:00 Topic Thunder with Simon McKeown
22:00 Closedown


Saturday on CRY 104FM

07:00 The Best of Both with Tom O’Keefe
Snippets of the week’s shows.
07:30 The Breakfast Show with Mick Sheehan
09:00 Take The Floor with John Cunningham
A selection of requests and ceili music and the occasional interview with a fellow musician Sometimes even live music is on offer so why not sit back relax and join in if you want to.
10:00 Rural Report with Noel Cronin
Noel Cronin and a cast of thousands. Local news programme featuring news from around the rural parts of CRY104fm franchise area. Includes gardening & shipping news.
12:00 The Joyce Country Show & Irish Show with Margaret Carey/
14:00 Hits and Memories with Rose Curtin
Hits, memories and interviews with famous artists.
15:00 This Week with Pat Reilly
Current affairs, community news, financial and Social Welfare advice, competitions, music, traffic news, travel times, weather reports, sports updates, interviews with tourists etc.
17:00 Deise Diary with Eddie Maloney
News and events diary from across the river Blackwater in West Waterford. The show carries requests and dedications from listeners in the West Waterford area and East Cork.
18:00 The programme’s music content reflects Tim’s involvement with Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, with music from folk and traditional artists from the local and national music scene. Some of the programme is presented as gailge.
19:00 Every Grain of Sand with John Roche
A relaxing half hour of music and meditation that gets the listener in the mood for Mass at 7.30pm.
19:30 Mass from Holy Family Church, Youghal
20:15 Closedown


Sunday on CRY 104FM

09:00 Ballyquinn Light with John Kennedy
Light Classical & local chat.
10:00 The Sunday Show with Jim Flanagan
Music to suit everybody from chart hits to classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Phone in with your requests and greetings.
12:00 Sounds Classical with Jim Coleman
Classical Music.
13:00 Feelgood with Paddy Lane
15:00 Nostalgia Time with John Russell
17:00 Reflections with The programme is a mixture of contemporary and easy listening Christian music with interviews and requests. Biblical readings also form an integral part of the show.
18:00 Bandstand with Seamus Murphy
A look at some of the best composers of brass and military band music from the best bands in the world. Covering local bands as well as international bands, from the mining villages of England to the concert halls of Vienna all you would ever want to hear with Seamus.
19:00 Country Gospel with John Morrisson
Spiritual Country music.
19:30 Closedown



Upcoming Events

Aug 15  Fri


7:30 pm Youghal Food and Mackerel Festival @ Youghal
Youghal Food and Mackerel Festival @ Youghal
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm
Under the auspices of Youghal4all, a foodie festival swimming with the very best Youghal has to offer. This unique festival sees Mackerel cooked, grilled and bar-b-qued in the open air by local chefs. Food fair,[...]


Mervyn Scott – A Farewell


Aug  22  Friday, 8:00 pm

Honor Heffernan Sings the Blues @ The Mall Arts Centre

Honor Heffernan Sings the Blues @ The Mall Arts Centre
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Honor Heffernan is not a name that you would immediately associate with Rock and Blues, but believe it or not that is what Honor first sang when she started singing in the early ‘70’s.  Honor[...]

Aug 24  Sunday 12:00 pm

Youghal Medieval Festival @ St. Mary's College Gardens

Youghal Medieval Festival @ St. Mary's College Gardens
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The annual award winning medieval festival, now in its 8th year, will happen at St. Mary’s Medieval Gardens, in what will once again be a day to remember. Battle Enactments, Court Jesters, Youghal Pipe Bands,[...]


CRY104FM Radiothon 2014


Killeagh GAA Newsletter 4th August 2014

Killeagh GAA

Killeagh GAA NEWSLETTER FOR W/C August 4th 2014.

Club Lotto Results;

Details for our latest Lotto draw are as follows:

Numbers drawn on Tuesday July 29th were 4, 17, 18 and 25.

There was no winner of this week’s jackpot and the jackpot for our next draw will be €10800.

Lucky dip winners were Mary Landers, Mary Seward, Carmel Barry and Eoghan O’Horgan.

Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly lotto draw.​ Lotto draw takes place in clubhouse every Tuesday night.

Social Night;

There was a great night in Kennedys Bar, Killeagh on Saturday evening last, August 2nd where the new Development Contribution Scheme (DCS) draw was held. Good music, good food and great chat were the order of the night in the sumptuous surroundings of Kennedy’s Bar. The annual, limited draw was held where there were ten prizes given out: 1st prize was €2000 and was won by Billy Smiddy, 2nd prize was €1000 and was won by Andy Leahy. There were eight further prizes of €250 and they went to Sheila Spillane, Arthur Murphy, Pat Walsh (Snr), John Walsh, Tracey Kennedy, Sean Crowley, Michael O’Neill and Dermot Sheehan. Club chairman Kieran Scully welcomed and thanked everyone for their attendance and, most importantly for their continued, valuable support to Killeagh GAA Club. He was helped in performing the draw by DCS steering group members Tim Crotty and JJ Fennelly.

Club Shop;

The Club shop is open on Saturday mornings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Plan a visit to your club shop where you can choose from a wide selection of sports accessories in your club colours. Replica jerseys (all sizes), shorts, training clothing, etc. are available for all ages Please support your club by purchasing from the club shop.

Fixtures / Results:

Cork SHC: Killeagh versus Courcey Rovers, Relegation Final,  August 23rd, Further details TBC.

Golf Society:

Killeagh GAA Golf Society have their next outing at Castlemartyr Resort on Thursday August 14th 2014. Tee times and further datails available from Ray Rochford on 0872330054.

Juvenile News:


U-21Hurling C’ship: Cloyne 0-17 v Killeagh-Ita’s 1-17 played in Castlemartyr on Saturday August 2nd at 7pm

Minor Hurling C’ship: Killeagh-Itas versus Douglas in CIT on Wednesday August 6th at 8pm

U-13 HL; Killeagh v St. Colmans in Cloyne (new pitch) at 7pm on Monday Aug 4th

U-21Hurling C’ship:

A large crowd supporting both clubs attended this game which was played in Castlemartyr on Saturday at 7pm. It was a beautiful evening at the ever improving facilities in Castlemartyr. While the game itself was not a classic performance by either team there were, on occasions, some great individual displays especially in the art of free-taking. Killeagh-Ita’s had a number of players who were carrying niggling injuries but they played through the pain barrier to eke out a victory and set up a semi-final clash with Carrigtwohill. They got off to the ideal start with a pointed free from Mathew Murphy. They edged further ahead by three points before Cloyne opened their account with a pointed free also. The rest of the half was very much a display of free-taking as very few scores came from open play. At the break Killeagh-Ita’s led by 0-10 to 0-08 but suffered a hammer blow just before half-time when the heavily strapped Mathew Murphy had to leave the field through injury. His replacement in the second half was Cork minor hurler Eoghan Keniry and what a start he had to his game. With the second half only four minutes old he had 1-01 from open play on the scoreboard to stretch Killeagh-Ita’s lead to five points. His goal came from a slick move down the left hand side where he combined with Gary Leahy to score a truly wonderful goal. However Cloyne stuck to their task and worked away at reducing the deficit. Their cause was helped by some silly frees given by the Killeagh-Itas team in front of goals. Cloyne chose to score points and began to put the boys in green under pressure. As the game entered the final five minutes it was there for the taking and Killeagh-Itas made the most of the opportunities given. They scored three points without reply to emerge victorious on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-17.

Team: C Walsh, D Murphy, B McCarthy, S Treacy, David Cahill, C O’Brien, Dara Cahill, A Keniry, S McCarthy, M Murphy, D Walsh, D O’Brien, D Coleman, G Leahy, S Smiddy,

Subs Used: E Keniry, D Long and D Landers.

Fé 11 Iomáint Watergrasshill 4-3, Killeagh-Ita’s 4-3

A very entertaining game of hurling was played in Felix Sarsfields Park in Watergrasshill on Tuesday evening last. Our team was short a number of regulars so a few Under 10s were drafted in and they played really well. In this 13-a-side game, both sides got fine scores and hurled the ball quickly up and down the field. David Buckley was very brave in goals, George Walsh and Rory Lynch were solid at the back, while Evan Lane did really well at centre back where he was ably assisted by Under 10 wing backs Rory Motherway and Darragh O’Leary. Ben Budds and Eoin Brenner covered loads of ground at midfield, while our most impressive line was our half-forward line. Daniel Walsh and Conor Meade, both U-10’s caught some great ball and got a goal each while Jack Flanagan, David Buttimer and Colm Landers also did well up front. David got the score of the game, finishing off a fine move with great passes from Eoin Brenner and Conor Meade. Having led by 2-1 to 1-3 at half time our boys had to play against the wind in the second half and held a 2-goal lead with time almost up, but two goals, the second a bullet, brought our hosts level and a draw was the final, and the fairest, result.

Team: David Buckley, George Walsh, Rory Lynch, Rory Motherway, Evan Lane, Darragh O’Leary, Eoin Brenner, Ben Budds, Conor Meade, Daniel Walsh, Jack Flanagan, Colm Landers, David Buttimer.


Weekly Maritime News Roundup

Published by CRY 104FM

Weekly Maritime News and Comment
By Tom MacSweeney, Marine Correspondent
Dateline – August 11, 2014.


THIS WEEK: Has the Government overcome “sea blindness”? Shipping Challenges; The World’s Biggest Bottle stolen by pirates… and much more…


This weekly service reports and reviews maritime news and opinion and includes a digest of material from other THIS ISLAND NATION outlets about maritime matters.


1,352 people read THIS ISLAND NATION ON FACEBOOK last week.


THIS ISLAND NATION MONTHLY HOUR-LONG RADIO PROGRAMME AUGUST EDITION is now available as a Podcast from and can be heard on Programme items include: The Soviet take-over of Cork Harbour Board; Interviews with the builders of the first Longboat on the Shannon; the latest lifeboat, angling and water safety news and much more.


DAILY MARITIME NEWS is provided on TWITTER: @TomMacSweeney



The sea moulds the Irish coastline; it lubricates the nation’s economy; its exploration is a resource for scientific investigation; it provides adventure and leisure. The sea which surrounds us also has the potential to be a cradle for national resources, with the power to feed and provide energy. A national strategy, “Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth,” was launched in 2012, intended to position Ireland to gain advantages from the global marine market, particularly for seafood, tourism oil and gas, ocean energy, to a predicted value of €1.2 billion. The Naval Service has got a new ship, another is under construction. There is a National Maritime College and the Beaufort Centre of IMERC, the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster, on the College Campus at Ringaskiddy to “promote Ireland as a world-renowned research and development location, that will unlock Ireland’s maritime and energy potential,” according to its own description. These are some of the positive developments.

So has the Government overcome the “sea blindness” which has pervaded national policy for many previous years?

In relation to last week’s report about the proposal to the United Nations that Ireland should have an Oceans Minister, why is it that an island nation does not have a dedicated maritime department of government and that aspects of the marine sphere are spread around so many departments that the importance of marine affairs has been so diffused? This despite pre-election promises by the present Coalition parties, Fine Gael and Labour, that maritime affairs would have the highest priority and be brought under one Department.

Over 95 per cent of all exports and imports to this island are moved by sea. Every import and export has to cross the sea, even the small percentage carried by air. Nothing can enter or exit the country without crossing over the sea.

What do you think? Is the maritime sphere given its proper place as a primary focus of national economic policy?

Your views are welcome. Email to:



FROM TOM HARDING, Bosun on Asgard II and on Jeanie Johnston and an experienced sailor on tall ships – in response to last week’s item WHICH IS BEST FOR NATIONAL SAIL TRAINING? in which I reported the suggestion by traditional boat enthusiast and supporter, Hal Sisk, that a fleet of Bantry Longboats would be better for national sail training purposes than Ireland having a tall ship for the purpose.

Tom Harding writes: “A fleet of Bantry longboats would, indeed, be a national asset but could never equal the benefits of a square-rigged tall ship. Working aloft, fisting and handing sail is a uniquely life-enhancing experience and puts balls on even a sissy!”

Just to remember that taking care of a ship, especially a wooden one, is a lot of work. Here is Tom Harding, oiling the wood with a brush. A little more about Tom, who is someone special, a really fan of tall ships and has sailed a lot on many of them. I first met him on HMS Rose in 1996 (the Rose is an American ship, a replica of a British frigate of the Independence war, which was rebuilt at the time of the Bicentennary commemoration and used for the movie ‘Master and Commander’. Then I saw him two years later on the Russian Kruzenshtern, where he was leading a group of members of Tall Ships Friends UK. And I had the surprise to meet him on Asgard II and the even greater surprise that he remembered me by name when I came on board. So this picture is dedicated to Tom Harding.

• Digested and photo tribute to Tom Harding from the website




French maritime authorities have told Maersk Line that 517 containers lost overboard from the 7,226 TEU capacity Svendborg Maersk last February must be found by the end of the Summer. It is understood that 80 per cent of the containers were empty and the remainder contained dry, non-hazardous goods, including cigarettes. Thirteen containers were located floating on the surface by French support ships. Others were reported to have washed-up on the South-West coast of England. Maersk is being faced with fines of €250,000 resulting from the containers being lost. A sonar survey of the seabed in the French sea area where they were lost is being carried out to ascertain whether they could be a risk to fishing boats if their nets became snagged.


‘A man must be obsessed about something and a boat is as good as anything.’ That quote from E.B.White, an American editor and writer has often been used to summarise the spirit of sailing which appears to be under a degree of challenge at present, though it seems from talking to clubs and groups around the coast that the picture is not gloomy everywhere. However, there is an undeniable loss of numbers in quite a few clubs, a few of them major ones and racing seems to be taking the brunt of this. The future of sailing is under examination by the sport’s national association, the Irish Sailing Association and recommendations for change in the Association’s approach to promotion of the sport are expected. The drop-out of younger sailors appears to be at the core of difficulties in several clubs, where keeping them involved is proving difficult. Perhaps it is the variety of boats or the lack of a pathway in the sport other than the higher competitive levels, or are some younger sailors being driven too hard towards trying to achieve winning as the only mark of being successful? It will be difficult to resolve these questions but the sport needs to do so and particularly to ensure the involvement of younger sailors.

So, what is the ‘spirit of sailing’?

•Read more about this debate on
• The views of readers on this issue are welcome. Email to:



Damian Foxall from Kerry, one of the world’s top sailors, is involved in a national sailing programme which is pledged to teach 70,000 Omani children to sail by 2020 at eight sailing schools, four of which are already operational. It is that country’s national initiative established in 2008 which “uses the power of sport to contribute to the development of the Omani people,” the Oman government says. It is an “equal opportunity project” which runs sailing programmes “for thousands of young Omani men and women, aimed at inspiring a new generation to discover sailing, encompassing a national sailing squad and high achieving inshore and offshore racing teams, all of which benefit from world-class coaching and whose ultimate objective is to win an Olympic medal for Oman.”

“The goal is to rekindle Oman’s maritime heritage while raising the country’s regional and international profile as a high-end tourist and foreign investment destination, through competitive sailing at home and abroad,” says the Omani Government. “Oman Sail seeks to instil confidence and to teach valuable, transferable life skills to a generation of Omanis.”

Wouldn’t it be marvellous if this island nation had such a State project and saw its national maritime traditions in such a manner?

Damian Foxall is co-Skipper of Musandam-Oman Sail which is part of the project. The Skipper is Sidney Gavignet of France. The Oman MOD 70 is competing in the Round Britain and Ireland race this week.



The world’s largest message-in-a-bottle was launched into the sea by a Norwegian soft drinks company, Solo, at Tenerife in Spain in March of last year. It was a 2.5 tons replica of a soda bottle, fitted with solar panels, a camera, and tracking technology. A public contest was launched to guess the location where the bottle would end up. But after 145 days in the ocean, the connection with the bottle was lost. The 26-foot long message-in-a-bottle was stolen by pirates somewhere east of Barbados. Thirty-five days later, last September, the Venezuelan Coast Guard found the bottle drifting in the Los Roques archipelago, 100 miles north of the Venezuelan mainland! In a better public relations story for Maersk Line, it has returned the bottle to Norway.

“Some types of cargo do not fit into the standard box. Maersk Line used ‘special cargo’ capabilities to ship the world’s largest bottle from Venezuela to Norway so that the campaign could reach its final closure,” Maersk says.



Sent to from Sea Fishing Ireland via Twitter @seafishingire is the fishing ‘selfie’ photo reproduced this week on THIS ISLAND NATION FACEBOOK, with the message: “My kinda grassy knoll. Fishing selfie at Hook Head, Wexford.”



Thirty-three per cent of all hull and machinery claims for damage encountered by ships in heavy weather occur in the Atlantic and Pacific. Of these claims, 48 per cent relate to containerships, 27 per cent bulk carriers and 15 per cent for ro-ro vessels. These figures have been released by the Swedish P&I Club shipping insurers in a new guide to ‘Heavy Weather’ which is intended to cut the number of insurance claims. “It provides seafarers with advice on how to avoid the many problems associated with adverse conditions, including check lists about securing cargo, guidance on course and speed and managing ballast conditions in heavy weather,” says the company. “Warnings about serious weather are usually available day before the weather arrives, but we see examples of crews not managing to avoid the heavy weather, not slowing own or altering course to avoid large waves pounding the vessel.”

• Digested from



The Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping has said that climate change will force re-thinking about the way ships are designed and regulated. Peter Hinchcliffe of the ICS said the industry is becoming subject to “enormous pressure to become greener and cleaner.”



Dónal Gallagher, brother of the late Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher has presented Ballycotton RNLI in County Cork with a donation of €11,000 raised from sale of the star’s memorabilia. “Rory was very fond of Ballycotton, he loved walking the cliffs and found inspiration for his songwriting there – songs such as ‘A Million Miles Away’ and ‘Lost at Sea’, said Donal Gallagher.

•Digested from the Marine Times website



On Monday a major emergency rescue operation was launched on Strangord Lough in County Down when high winds drove sudden squalls onto the GP14 World Championships being raced from the East Down Yacht Club outside Killyleagh. Reports said that many dinghies were capsized, six sailors had to be taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries. Lifeboats and helicopters were called to help when some 60 dinghy sailors were thrown into the water, All were accounted for according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

On the same day on the Solent in the UK the death of a yachtsman was reported after he was hit on the head by his vessel’s boom. The yachtsman was reported to have been on the way from Southampton to Yarmouth and diverted to the Isle of Wight to shelter from high winds.

My other maritime blogs and columns which you might be interested to read:


‘SEA ECHOES’ column each Wednesday in the Cork Evening Echo
SAILING NEWS weekly page each Thursday in the Cork Evening Echo



Pride of Place 2013

Community Radio Youghal (C.R.Y.104fm) is delighted to have been nominated by local Development Company, South and East Cork Area Development Ltd (SECAD) for the 2013 Pride of Place Awards. The Pride of Place is an Annual competition, run by Co-operation Ireland in conjunction with local authorities.

C.R.Y.104fm was nominated for the Community & Arts category within County Cork. Cork County Council then shortlisted the station to represent County Cork at the national awards in that section.  The Awards acknowledge the selfless work being done by people in communities all over the island of Ireland. It is an opportunity to celebrate the vital contribution that community groups make to society and it demonstrates what local groups can achieve when they come together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area.