Lunchtime Concert featuring The Presto Quartet

Lunchtime Concert featuring The Presto Quartet

Lunchtime Concert in the Mall Arts Centre         Wednesday 4th July shortly after 1 pm
Complimentary light refreshments will be served.

The Presto Quartet was formed in 2012 at the CIT Cork School of Music and had the privilege of being coached by Adrian Petcu until 2015, and by Christopher Marwood since September 2015.

They are members of the Cork Youth Orchestra, with which they recently performed in the Festival of Youth Orchestras in Tuscany in July 2016. Concerts took place in Florence, Perugia and Montecatini.

Members of the quartet participated in summer chamber music courses in Aravon School, Bray, Co. Dublin as well as ConCorda 2015 and 2016. In 2016, they were the highest placed string quartet in the Feis Ceoil Under 17 Junior Chamber Music Cup, winning the Silver medal (2nd place).

The Presto Quartet have given performances in a variety of settings, such as Cork Culture Night, a coffee concert for the SMEI conference, CSM Open Days and as part of the IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras in the National Concert Hall (Music in the Foyer). In addition, they regularly play in the community, and have brought live music to St. Luke’s retirement home and St. Finbarr’s hospital in Cork. They have also performed for fundraising events for the Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and ‘Dress for Success’ charity, among others. Following these events, they were invited to perform at the AIB 100th Anniversary reception by the regional Director of AIB. They also performed as a quartet in promotional concerts ahead of Cork Youth Orchestra performances.
Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or online at (booking fee €1 applies)

Welcome LES Music Centre and “Loughborough on Tour”

Welcome LES Music Centre and “Loughborough on Tour”

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal          Music from Ireland and Abroad Festival        Tuesday 17th July     Time TBC

OneStage tours presents “Loughborough on Tour” in St Mary’s Collegiate Churcn on Tuesday 17th July.   Featuring  LES Music Centre,  a concert band comprising of 26 musicians whose  repertoire is both extensive and varied.  Comhaltas will  be performing on the evening, welcoming our visitors and celebrating Youghal’s long tradition of Irish music, dance and story telling.
Come along and soak up the unique atmosphere of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, prepare yourself for mesmerizing performances in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or online at (booking fee €1 applies)

Youghal Celebrates History 2018

Youghal Celebrates History 2018

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal         Saturday 29th September – Sunday 30th September

Our intriguing past ….. forging our future ……

Youghal Celebrates History, a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique heritage in this wonderful walled port town Youghal is celebrating its 16th annual conference.
The them of this yers conference is  “Cork’s Ancient East – the Manor of Inchiquin”

With such a wonderful theme and opening lecture by Professor  Padraig O’Riain, on  “The Holy Ground Once More – the Saints of East Cork” the day’s events will only continue to inform, entertain, and enthral all attendees.
Lectures/Talks will close for Saturday at 14.00 pm with 16.00   Dr. Clodagh Tait’s : “The Old Countess’ Fall and Sir Walter Raleigh’s drenching”.
Of course the social highlight of the event is the Conference Dinner at the Saturday Night…and that’s only day 1.

For further information on this event, now synonymous with the closing of the Autumn season in Youghal, log on to  – full programme of events available.

The ½ -day conference  on the Sunday morning will host a wonderful field trip followed by talks  from  local historians as follows:
Michael Twomey  ” Richard Boyle and Inchiquin”
Phyl Irwin    “Tales from the Graves of East Cork”
Celebrate Youghal’s History with Youghal!

The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal

The Homebirds Music Festival, Youghal

St Mary’s Collegiate Church is delighted to welcome ‘The Homebirds Music Festival’, a collaboration which will see a music extravaganza happening in Youghal on 18th, 19th and 20th May 2018.  Over 40 Acts will take part in the festival which will be spread across 18 venues from one end of the town to the other, showcasing the amazing talent of the region and the spectacular locations which our beautiful coastal town has to offer.

The stunning location of St Mary’s Collegiate Church will host three spectacular concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Whatever your taste in music you will find something to suit over the weekend with music playing nonstop on a staggering time table to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in Youghal and enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

The line up in the Collegiate Church is as follows:

Friday 18th May – The Bravehearts Choir, Darragh McGann and Don Mescall
Doors open at 7.30pm. Concert starts at 8pm

Saturday 19th May – Gerald Aherne, Roy Buckley and Mike Hanrahan
Doors open at 7pm. Concert starts at 7.30pm

Sunday 20th May – Ardmore Choir, Active Retirement Group, Caroline Fraher, Frank Ryan and Gina
Doors open at 5.30pm. Concert starts at 6pm

Tickets €15 can be purchased online at (€1 booking fee applies)

The music festival will see the first fundraising partnership between Cork Arc Cancer Support House and CRY 104fm
For lots more information please log into Homebirds Music Festival
The festival is supported by Failte Ireland, Pure Cork, Cork County Council and the East Cork Journal.

Looking forward to seeing you there……

Youghal Choral Society presents ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

Youghal Choral Society presents ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’

St Mary’s Collegiate Church        Sunday 27th May at 7.30pm

Youghal Choral Society presents “Music for a Summer’s Evening” their annual fundraiser with special guests the Cork City Male Voice Choir which is in aid of Vincent de Paul Youghal.

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St. Mary’s Collegiate Church is always honoured to play host to the wonderful talents of Youghal Choral Society.

This evening promises to be amazing and entertaining for the audiences of East Cork. Make it your business to be at the St. Mary’s Collegiate Church on Sunday 27th May for this great event.

Tickets €15 are available at Cree’s Card Shop, North Main Street, Youghal or online bookings at (€1 booking fee applies) or telephone 087 9593276.

The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

The Celtic Tenors at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Saturday 11th August at 8.00pm          Tickets €25.00 available at 087 9593276
or online at (booking fee €1 applies)
We are truly and utterly delighted to welcome back to  St Mary’s Collegiate Church, by popular demand, our friends THE CELTIC TENORS.     The only group with a truly global audience … whether playing a neighborhood cathedral or major concert hall in international cities like New York, London or Shanghai, The Celtic Tenors are true professionals with good humoured tip-top performances assured.  They genuinely love what they do and this great love of their craft and talent shines through in each rendition of every beautiful Celtic song they perform.

Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson offer more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. Comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring their audience on a real musical voyage. The Celtic Tenors continue to break new ground by stepping away from their classical roots, and adding a more contemporary edge.  With this pioneering approach, they’ve welcomed a wider audience and fostered a fresh and invigorating style which has won them both critical acclaim and so many fans the world over.

Fandango Duo in Concert

Fandango Duo in Concert

The Fandango Duo          St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal               Saturday 16th June    Time 7.30 pm

We are honored to welcome the Guitar Fandango Duo to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  The duo, consisting of vastly experienced musicians David Keating and Colin McClean, they are famed for bringing fun, energetic and soulful music to the concert platform. Whether it is the relentlessly rhythmic tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of de Falla, or the fascinating chord combinations and pop sensibilities of the Beatles, Fandango Duo makes every live performance a memorable event.

Programme details to follow. This promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages!!

Tickets are €15.00/€12.00 concession are available at 087 9593276 or online at (€1 booking fee applies) or at the door on the evening of the concert.

This event is supported by Cork County Council Arts Department.

Brian Kennedy in Concert

Brian Kennedy in Concert

‘A voice to charm the Angles’…..

Brian Kennedy will be performing at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal            Saturday 7th July at 8pm.

Tickets €20.00 available at 087 9593276 or online at (€1 booking fee applies) or at the door on the night. 

Twenty-five years on, and Brian Kennedy is still only getting started.  He is a multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, a highly-regarded radio/television presenter, Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster, novelist (not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre), and ‘Voice of Ireland’ coach.

Brian was the featured vocalist with Van Morrison’s Blues & Soul Revue for six years and has appeared on five Van albums.   He was the lead singing performer in ‘Riverdance on Broadway’ for nine months at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre in an especially tailored role at the request of the composer Bill Whelan.

Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter. His own words, ‘music is my lifeblood ,’ are reflected in his relentless schedule since the 1990s. His constant touring from Ireland and UK to Australia, including the major global festivals, has resulted in a thriving international fan base.
Brian has shared the stage with an extraordinary list of legends including Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Moya Brennan, Sinead O’Connor, Eddi Reader, Boy George, Sting and even Richard Gere – but that’s another story.
Experience and celebrate that voice, musicianship and personality during Brian’s first concert in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.



7th – 11th AUGUST 2018               Bookings -  contact Designer Minds 087 631 0411 or 



Has your child got a mind to make, create, design and experiment? Are they itching to tinker with electronics, design stop motion movies, programme robots or get messy with chemical reactions? If so, then they’ve got Designer Minds! Sign them up to one of our clubs or camps for the opportunity to play and learn with like-minded individuals.

At Designer Minds clubs and camps, your children will be introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths in a fun and engaging way, using cutting-edge equipment and expertly crafted lesson plans. Prepare your children for a brighter future, as skills in these subjects are becoming more necessary across all disciplines. The sense of achievement your child will gain through completing the camp’s challenges and projects will help foster a love of the STEAM topics, and show that Science, Design and Technology subjects can be both fun and interesting.

My son was buzzing with enthusiasm every day after the Designer Minds Camp. Some of what he relayed to us included how to build robots, how to make circuits, and about the digestive system. The facilitators were fantastic! Very professional and warm. I would highly recommend Designer Minds to anyone. It is a super camp!” – Anna Marie, Clonmel

Our purpose is to inspire a passion in young children for science, design and technology. We run clubs and camps for children who wish to explore these areas. Using engaging and hands on activities and games, we ensure that the learning process is entertaining and enjoyable. We aim to broaden children’s horizons and give them opportunities to explore topics and use equipment that may not be available at school. We are preparing children for a brighter future!




THE MALL ARTS CENTRE, YOUGHAL                         13TH – 17TH AUGUST 2018

Bookings – contact STARCAMP at 021 4377900 or


STARCAMP is Ireland’s ultimate summer camp experience that boys and girls nationwide are going crazy for!  Each day children get to experience the perfect balance of singing, dancing and acting with camp

games & activities, arts & crafts, kid’s news reporting, fun masterclasses and so much more.  STARCAMP Summer Camps are renowned for their core ethos of building children’s self-esteem and confidence (and the children love the little surprises thrown in throughout the week too).

STARCAMP was memorable Winner on Dragons Den, had won numerous awards and is widely known for leading the way in what it does.  Our team in STARCAMP HQ spend 12 months of the year creating the best camp possible to give your child memories that will last a lifetime!  We cannot wait to meet you this summer and for so many of you, we look forward to welcoming your back for what promises to be our best year yet!



  • SINGING / DANCING / ACTING! (Chart toppers, Disney classics, movie favourites)
  • STARCAMP MULTIPLE GAMES & ACTIVITIES (outdoors where possible)
  • “KIDS NEWSDESK” (News & Weather reporting for Kids by Kids)
  • STARCAMP ARTS & CRAFTS (With fun & imaginative twists!)
  • SUPERHERO MASTERCLASS (for younger age groups)
  • The STARCAMP BAND (for older age groups)
  • & MUCH MORE!


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