Pat Shortt – Hey!

Pat Shortt – Hey!

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal          Saturday 1st December 2018          Time: 8 pm.   Tickets: €28.00

Pat Shortt is back with a brand new stage show called ‘Hey!’ Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull In Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, Ireland’s best-loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life. Featuring all brand new material and sketches, this new show is a rogue’s gallery of oddball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two!  ‘Hey!’ delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up. A show not to be missed.

Hey! You have been warned!

Tickets €28.00 are available at 087 98593276 and will be available online soon – watch this space!!!!

Hop on Board the Culture Bus for Culture Night in Youghal!!

Hop on Board the Culture Bus for Culture Night in Youghal!!

Culture Stop is located at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal          Fri 21 Sept        7 pm – 9 pm       Free of charge!

Yew Wood Venues and Youghal Community Bus will be operating a complimentary bus service on Friday 21 September to bring visitors to and from their favorite locations on the Culture Trail in Youghal. The Culture bus will leave approx every 20 minutes from the Culture Stop at the Mall Arts Centre form 7 pm to 9 pm.  The bus will service all Culture Night venues in the town.  For any queries please contact 087 9593276.

Youghal’s Culture Bus is supported by Cork County Council Arts Department.

Antidotum Arachne’: Beware the Spider!

Antidotum Arachne’: Beware the Spider!

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal          Saturday 13th October 

East Cork Early Music Festival promotes the performance and appreciation of early music in historic venues in East Cork and in Cork City.

This wonderful festival taking place in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal aims to integrate the authentic style and spirit of an earlier time with performances which are vital and coherent in the present.

A Palisander Recorder Quartet ensemble will perform as part of this years festival and feature the very talented Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Nerval, Caoimhe de Paor, Elspeth Robertson.
For more information please telephone 087 9593276

Youghal Little Theatre presents ‘A Friend in Need’

Youghal Little Theatre presents ‘A Friend in Need’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal              24th to 27th October           Time: TBC

Following on from last years hilarious production, ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’  Yew Wood Venues is delighted to welcome back Youghal Little Theatre and ‘A Friend in Need’ by Jimmy Keary to the Mall Arts Centre.

This is a fast-paced comedy in which a hapless writer is forced to do some fast talking and some fancy footwork to save his marriage when he finds himself in a very tricky situation after he reluctantly agrees to help a free-spirited ex-girlfriend with her Literary Appreciation Group and ends up with her as an unwanted house guest.

Lots more information to follow shortly!  In the meantime if you have any queries please contact 087 9593276

Culture Night at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

Culture Night at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal          Friday 21st September 4.30 pm to 10 pm

Culture Night 2018, the eight Culture Night in Youghal will feature a vast array of free arts and cultural events taking place in many venues throughout the town, with something for everyone to enjoy. For lots more information and event details please visit the Culture Nights website.

Culture Night is an annual public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.  This year, Culture Night will take place on Friday 21st September between 4.30 pm and 10 pm in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  On Culture Night, venues all around the island of Ireland open their doors for special and unique events and workshops, all free of charge.

Enjoy Culture Night at St Mary’s Collegiate Church:

4.30 – 5.30     Youghal Lace Exhibition and a ‘Youghal Lace – The Faces Behind the Lace’, This short film brings you inside the lace making rooms at the Presentation Convent, Youghal and shows the incredible detailed work by the women and children in making the Youghal lace.
6.30 – 7.00     Aoife Blake (Harpist)
7.00 – 7.30     Education and Training Board (ETB) Sewing Group talks
7.30 – 8.15     Youghal Choral Society
8.15 – 9.00     Shanty Singers
9.00 – 10.00  Comhaltas
The Irish language will be spoken throughout the evening.

Culture Night by its very nature encourages the movement of people from one venue to another.  Youghal Community Bus has offered their services for the night acting as a shuttle bus and facilitating the movement of people through out the town to all events.

The bus will leave every 20 minutes from the Culture Stop at the Mall Arts Centre.  Timetable to follow shortly.

East Cork Early Music Festival – J.S Bach’s St.John Passion

East Cork Early Music Festival – J.S Bach’s St.John Passion

 St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal           Saturday 13th October at 7.30 pm

East Cork Early Music promotes the performance and appreciation of early music in historic venues in East Cork and in Cork City.

J.S Bach – St John Passion

Thomas Herford, tenor – Evangelist
Sestina Vocal Ensemble, director Mark Chambers
Madrigal ’75, director James Taylor
Cork Baroque Orchestra

Dynamic soloists from Belfast-based Sestina and Cork’s renowned chamber choir join forces with the Cork Baroque Orchestra to deliver Bach’s most powerful and moving religious work, his setting of the Passion of Christ according to the Gospel of St. John.

Tickets: €24. Children under 12 go free with an accompanying adult. Log into Tickets: East Cork Music Festival.   Limited number of €5 student tickets available at the door.
For further information please contact 087 9593276

The Shandon Quartet in Concert

The Shandon Quartet in Concert

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal          Saturday November 17th at 3 pm
Yew Wood Venues in association with the National String Quartet Foundation with the support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council present
The Shandon Quartet
Siun Milne and Brendan Garde, violins, David Kenny, viola, Aoife Burke, cello

Hayden – Quartet Op.76 No.3
Raymond Deane – Embers
Schumann – Quartet Op.41 No.3

Four of Cork’s brightest musical stars have come together as the Shandon Quartet and are performing in Limerick, Youghal and the National Concert Hall as part of the National String Quartet Foundation’s autumn season.

Haydn’s 62nd String Quartet,’Emperor’, abounds with charm and vitality, incorporating folk dance rhythms and some stunning virtuosity.  Raymond Deane wrote his quartet embers in 1973 when he was only twenty years old and it remains one of his best loved works.  Schumann’s third quartet is lyrical, dramatic, full of conflicting emotions and is abundant in beautiful musical references to Clara, his wife.

Siún Milne is an Assistant Lecturer in Violin at the CIT Cork School of Music. She regularly plays with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, performing as part of the Würzburg Mozart Fest, Storioni Festival Eindhoven and the Heidelberg and Rheingau Festivals at venues including The Lincoln Centre New York, Berlin Konzerthaus and Zürich Tonhalle.

Brendan Garde is currently studying for a Masters in Music Performance at the CIT Cork School of Music under the tutelage of Gregory Ellis. He is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was the ABRSM EU scholar for the duration of his studies with Leland Chen. Brendan was a finalist in both the Norman George Violin Scholarship and the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize at the RNCM.

 David Kenny is a graduate of the CIT Cork School of Music, where he studied with Constantin Zanidache and Simon Aspell. A keen chamber musician, he has performed at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Music in Drumcliffe, Interlaken Classics Festival Switzerland, KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival and The Chamber Music Gathering at the National Concert Hall, as well as collaborating with the Ficino Ensemble, Musici Ireland and The Vanbrugh Quartet. In 2016 David was appointed to viola section of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Aoife Burke is a first-class graduate of the RNCM, Folkwang University of the Arts and the CIT Cork School of Music, where she studied with Emma Ferrand, Christoph Richter and Christopher Marwood, respectively. During her studies, Aoife was a recipient of the Raphael Sommer Scholarship and was a Britten-Pears Young Artist. She currently holds a residency at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork, where she curates the Summer Lunchtime Concert Series and the Spotlight Chamber Music Series.

Tickets €12.50/€10.00 concession are available at or telephone 087 9593276 or at the door on the day of the performance.


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!


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 10th (Fri) 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.




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



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