Top Summer Camps for Kids in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal!

Its almost that time of year, schools will be out and its time to get looking and booking summer camps for kids for Summer 2018.   As the long school holiday stretch ahead, parents’ your thoughts are no doubt turning to how to keep your youngsters occupied during the summer months?  Well look no further than the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal where we have to offer Starcamp, drama and multi activity camp and Designer Minds  a science and technology camp to spark kids interest in the world of STEAM, two super summer camps and both an absolute must for your child!

DESIGNER MINDS Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp 7th (Tue) to 11th (Sat) August 2018


Designer Minds is run by Helena and Donal Lyne, operating summer camps covering the STEAM subjects throughout July and August.  Both juniors (aged 8-9) and senior (10-12) groups are catered for.  Each day a different topic, science, technology, engineering, arts and math all get equal billing.

Robots, magnets, Lego, K’nex, tablets and other electronics are some of the equipment Designer Minds brings to lessons,giving the children the opportunity to experience an array of scientific and technological toys and gadgets, awakening curiosity and broadening minds.


STARCAMP Drama and Multi- Activity Summer Camps 13th (Mon) to 17th (Fri) August 2018.

starcamp1Starcamp performing, fun and games summer camp promises the absolute best, most exciting and varied summer camp experience to date and you will not want your child to miss it.

Camps are for both boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years and are so much more than a performing arts camp.  Born from a desire to instill confidence in children Starcamp offers a mind blowing array of activities for both boys and girls including:
A superhero masterclass taught by real superheroes, fun news and weather reporting, daily arts and craft section and of course singing, dancing and drama.


For lots more information on our super camps and other events taking place in the Mall Arts Centre and St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal please visit our website or call me on 087 9593276.



Welcome back ‘First Cut Youth Film Festival’

Welcome back ‘First Cut Youth Film Festival’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal

April 25th to 28th 2018


First Cut! Youth Film Festival comprises of a rolling programme of workshops and film screening events for young people and sets out to involve young people enjoyably in the arts; build their confidence and skills, enhance their personal development and promote their social inclusion in the wider community.

Based at the Mall Arts Centre in Youghal, this annual festival is dedicated to showcasing new films by young filmmakers. Now in its ninth year, it offers screenings, workshops and talks by film industry professionals in a friendly atmosphere where young filmmakers can meet and mingle with their peers.

All events and screenings at the festival are free and open to the public.  More details to follow shortly.
First Cut! Youth Film Festival is facilitated by Cork Film Centre, with core funding from the Arts Council and Cork County Council Arts Office.
For lots more information please visit  the festival website or telephone 087 9593276.


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Our online booking service is temporarily out of service,
Reservations may be made via telephone 087 9593276 or email address
We apologies for any inconvenience.



Big Variety of Quality performances come to Youghal

A variety of cultural gems accumulate to make St Mary’s Collegiate Church and the Mall Arts Centre’s spring/summer schedule 2018, a musical feast for the people of Youghal and surrounding area.

Top class musical events are presented for our spring and summer program with Youghal Choral Society presenting ‘Music for a Summers Evening”,  this will showcase the best of local choral talent and demonstrate the flair, ability and talents of Youghal Choral Society.  Other musical delights will take place in the stunning surrounds of St Mary’ Collegiate Church  from the impressive Fandango Duo and the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Mall Arts Centre will host ”Loughborough on Tour” a musical extravaganza with guest performance from local Comhaltas musicians.

ycsYoughal Musical Society presents “Music for a Summers Evening in aid of St Vincent de Paul Youghal.  Date TBC.

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St Mary’s Collegiate Church will play host to the wonderful talents of Youghal Choral Society.  This is going to be such a unique event one that showcases the wonderful vocal talents of the choir.  All involved are so enthusiastic about the event, and excited to perform in such and amazing venue. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Ticket prices TBC.


fdo-dWe are thrilled to have the Guitar Fandango Duo, featuring Colin McLean and David Keating in Concert on Saturday 16th June.  Trained in Classical and Latin Guitar, these musicians have played in all the great concert halls at home and abroad, to much critical acclaim, winning medals and competitions galore. We are honoured to have them play in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, presenting a lively evening of beautiful and virtuoso guitar music with a South American twist. This promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages!!

Ticket €15/€12 concessions available at 087 9593276 or email


fffffffffffffffOneStage tours presents “Loughborough on Tour” in the Mall Arts Centre on Tuesday 17th July.   Featuring  LES Music Centre,  a concert band comprising of 26 musicians whose  repertoire is both extensive and varied.  Comhaltas will also 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 the Mall Arts Centre, prepare yourself for mesmerizing performances in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Tickets €10 are available at 087 9593276 or email


These events are brought to you by Yew Wood Venues, part of Youghal Socio Economic Development Ltd.

For lots more information on upcoming event please visit


Music for a Summer’s Evening

Music for a Summer’s Evening

Youghal Choral Society presents “Music for a Summer’s Evening” in aid of Vincent de Paul Youghal in St.Mary’s Collegiate Church Youghal. Date TBC

Under the tutelage of the accomplished Patricia Whyte, St. Mary’s Collegiate Church will 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.

Feature artists will be announced shortly, watch this space!

The Celtic Tenors in Concert 2018

The Celtic Tenors in Concert 2018

Saturday 11th August at 8.00pm          Tickets €25.00 available at 087 9593276 or email

Back to St Mary’s Collegiate Church by popular demand and we are utterly delighted to welcome this truly magical talent. 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 and most of all, good humoured performances are assured.  They genuinely love what they do and you’ll see that shine through in each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like the haunting Danny Boy and exhilarating classics like Nessun Dorma.

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   

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 email address or at the door on the evening of the concert.

This event is supported by Cork County Council Arts Department.

Yew Wood Venues presents Brian Kennedy

Yew Wood Venues presents Brian Kennedy

‘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 and/or email and/or at the door on  


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.
Brian performs a 90-minute set without an interval.



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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