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


CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

Cork’s Premier Stage School for all your Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre Classes

Founded by Catherine Mahon-Buckley twenty years ago, CADA Performing Arts is an acknowledged centre of excellence for Drama, Dance and Musical Theater Studies.

CACA continues to provide classes for 2018 after a successful 2017! They offer a chance to discover your own strengths and weaknesses.  We all have particular abilities in certain areas and success can only be achieved through self-awareness and by developing in individual artistry that is uniquely your own.

The Academy programmes are committed to your needs, an approach which is reflected in the dedication and expertise of our staff, stimulation, creative ethos and the provision of a quality studio environment.  Our aim is enable our students to identify, develop and nurture their own skills, perfecting a professional attitude, an inner confidence, self-esteem and team skills with which our students can flourish.

The Academy aims to provide the broadest possible training, giving each student individual attention to enable them to graduate with professional confidence and most important to have fun while achieving their full potential.

The main emphasis of the course concentrates on practical training in a range of drama, dance, singing and music and theater studies subject and takes place in a specially designed and build spacious studio complex which opened in 2004.

‘CADA Performing Arts has total professionalism and guaranteed results’. Peadar Cox (TV Actor)

For information or phone 021 4866389

“Green & Blue”  by Laurence McKeown

“Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown

Feb 7th 2017   –   “Green & Blue” by Laurence McKeown  –  The Mall Arts Centre  –  8.00pm

Directed by: Paula McFetridge
Produced by: KABOSH
Cast: Vincent Higgins and James Doran.

Third presentation in Youghal of the 2017 Blackwater Valley Fit-Up Theatre Fesival,  “Green & Blue”  explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict.  “At one point we took on a role that became an identity and that identity now defines us. We’re a uniform, not real people  and rightly or wrongly we now view the world from that perspective.”
Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, the production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground.
Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

What is striking is the power of the play to engage with the audience with reflections on the border and identities” – Northern Ireland Foundation
A drama of substantial insight and revelation… a life affirming celebration of the end of the dark days of a hard border” – The Reviews Hub
Green & Blue is a thoughtful, challenging and entertaining dramatisation of an oral history, casting light on police officers lives as they saw it” – Culture Northern Ireland

Admission: Adult – €15.00.  Concession:  Student & Senior – €12.00/
Booking available online at / tel: 087 9593276 or at the door on the night.

Refreshments Served.

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017 returns to Youghal

Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival 2017.

Blood in the Alley in association with the Arts Office of Cork County Council present the 2017 Blackwater Fit-up Festival. The Fit-ups were very popular in the 1940s and 1950s when actors as popular as Harold Pinter and Anu MacMaster would regularly visit small villages in Ireland and perform theatre plays in a tent or on the back of a truck.

In 2009 Blood in the Alley, with financial support from Cork County Council, revived the old tradition of the Fit-ups in West Cork and since then have brought 36 productions to 16 different locations in that area. In 2016 the Festival was extended to cover the Blackwater Valley region and the Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival was introduced.

The Festival was an unqualified success with audiences flocking to see The Man in the Woman’s Shoes, Those You Pass On The Street and the classic Under Milk Wood.

This year’s programme opens in Youghal on the 31st of January with a double bill of two one-woman shows; Tara McKevitt’s Grenades and Noni Stapleton’s Charolais. Grenades won the RTE Radio P’J O’Connor Award for new plays while Charolais was awarded the Bewley’s Little Gem Award and the Stewart Parker Prize for new plays 2015. ( 31st January-5th February)

After the success of Those You Pass on the Street in 2016 Kabosh theatre company, from Belfast, return to present Laurence McKeown’s new play Green& Blue, which explores the painful and humorous realities faced by the individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. ( Feb7-12th)

Eoin Colfer is best known for the Artemis Fowl series of children’s books but the festival is delighted to present his new play My Real Life to Blackwater audiences. Starring the very talented Don Wycherley the play was a huge hit with audiences at the West Cork Festival last year.  ( Feb 14-19)

The festival runs in seven different venues on the river including Youghal, Charleville, Mallow, Fermoy, Rockchapel,Watergrasshill and Dromtarriff.

Tickets 15 euro 12 euro concession.

Tickets are on sale at the venues on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm.

The productions are suitable for 14+ Audiences.

Further information from Geoff Gould . 0860454458.

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

The Yew Wood Venues Team wish everyone a Happy New Year !!




The Yew Wood Venues team have moved offices ! If you are interested in staging an event or hire of The Mall Arts Centre or St Mary’s Collegiate Church , Youghal please contact us on mob 0879593276 or our new office tel no. 024 20769. Our new office address is Upstairs at Youghal Tourist Office, Market House, Market Square, Youghal.

Happy Christmas Everyone

Happy Christmas Everyone

We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year !


We look forward to presenting a great programme of events for 2017.

Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Youghal Cine Club – 2016

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Youghal Cine Club 2016 Autumn screenings are cancelled.

Youghal Cinema Club  Season 6   –   2016   Autumn /Winter
Youghal Cine Club has a great line up for our Autumn/ Winter season 2016, with an interesting selection of films coming your way soon.  Details to come !!

Admission: Members – €5.00           Non-members – €7.00   Membership is free!


Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of ‘THE WAY’

Youghal Cine Club Screening of “The Way” – 30th August 2012

A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.”

Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club Announces Line-up of Season One Films

Youghal Cine Club today (16th August 2012) announced details of its first series of screenings which will take place on a fortnightly basis (Thursdays) at 7.30 pm sharp in The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal from 30th August to 13th December 2012.

Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Michael Jackson Tribute Cancelled

Due to circumstances totally beyond our control , The Michael Jackson Tribute Show, due to take place this evening (17th August 2012) has been cancelled by the Production Company in question. We would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused due to this late cancellation.



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