is a Historic Seaside Town
situated on the banks of the magnificent Blackwater River in southern
Ireland. Many famous characters have been associated with Youghal most
famously Sir Walter Raleigh who was the Mayor here and his house (Myrtle
Grove) still stands adjacent to the medieval Town Walls & the ancient
Collegiate Church & gardens nearby. For more information there is an
excellent, daily guided walking tour which is highly recommended.
The fishing harbour is very characterful & interesting and was used
as the location for John Houston's film 'Moby Dick'. From here,
there are boating excursions along the Blackwater River & fishing
trips out to sea.
The bustling Main Street has a many shops, bars & award winning
restaurants while the 'Strand' area has a magnificent 5 mile sandy
beach & other leisure facilities such as an 18 hole Golf Course with
fantastic sea views, Pitch & Putt, Greyhound Stadium & childrens
Visitors can also explore nearby places such as:
Ardmore- Fantastic cliff top walk, ancient round tower & Ogham
stone. Holy Wells, restaurants & beach.
Lismore - Heritage town with Castle, 'The Towers', Dromana House,
Scenic drive, The Vee overlooking 3 counties, restaurants & bars.
The Rock of Cashel - Famous ancient monument & home of 'Cashel Blue'
Cobh - Victorian harbour town, Titanic last port of call (museum).
Fota Park House & gardens, Ferry to Passage West.
Waterford - Crystal 'Experience', historic walking tour, shopping,
scenic drive along River Suir & Passage East Ferry.
Blarney Castle & Woolen mills, pretty village with restaurants.
Midleton - Jameson Distillery, Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens,
Ballycotton Bay, Shanagarry Design Centre , clifftop walks.
Cork City - Open top bus tour. Shopping, Old City Goal, Butter
Museum, Galleries, Theatres , cafes and restaurants.
Dungarvan- Pretty coastal town. Lovely walks, shopping, restaurants.
Mahon Falls - stunning scenery enclosure of cliffs and waterfall
with distant sea views. The perfect picnic location.
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