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Youghal Overview

Youghal is town steeped in History, Culture and Craic. Renowned for it’s famous Clock Tower, long sandy beaches and Traditional Music.You can be guaranteed a great time in Youghal by the Sea.

Youghal Culture and Heritage

Carleton Village Holiday Home MusicTraditional music and craft have always played a huge roll in Youghal Culture and this is more than evident during the summer months. Steeped in history the town is a heritage goldmine, the Norman Town Walls built circa 1250 AD stand majestically over the town, guarding St.Mary’s Collegiate Church  and Gardens. Walking tours of the Olde Town take place every week day during the summer months. If you would like to know more about the Heritage of East Cork Heritage Guide you can download it here. Alternatively Discover Ireland have produced a Video of the The History and Culture of East Cork – Discover Ireland.

Culture and Nightlife

The Ceolta Si Irish Music Night runs three nights a week during the months of July and August and the Nook Bar located in the heart of the town also.

The Greyhound Stadium is open twice a week during the summer months. Bridge Nights are held in the Walter Raleigh Hotel on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Sight Seeing and Birdwatching

Youghal is the perfect base for sight seeing! To the East there’s Ardmore Cliffs and Village, Dromana Drive and the Copper Coast. The West is home to Ballycotton, Midleton, Cobh and Kinsale.

If you’re an avid Twitchier East Cork Tourism Guide to Bird Watchers Paradise can be downloaded here


The East Cork Area is home to eight gloriously well kept Gardens, some dating back as far as 1590 and some as famous a Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens. For more information on Youghal and the Gardens of East Cork click here.