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The picturesque town of Youghal occupies a commanding position at the estuary of the river Blackwater in County Cork, Ireland. The town grew up along a strip of flat land beside the river where there was good access to the water at a defensible site. The earliest settlements in the Youghal area were probably small religious foundations. Just west of the present town is the oratory at Kilcoran which may have been associated with the important monastery at Ardmore, 11km (7 miles) east of Youghal.


Get in[edit]

Cork Airport is the nearest airport in the region and is located 54 km from Youghal.

Bus Eireann operate a regular service from Youghal to Cork and Cork to Youghal with buses leaving approx. every hour between 07:00 and 23:00. A full timetable can be found at Bus Eireann – Youghal – Cork – Youghal timetable

Youghal railway station opened on 1 May 1860, closed for passenger services on 4 February 1963 and for goods services on 30 August 1982.

Get around[edit]

Youghal is a small town easy to walk around.


  • Youghal Beach and Bay.
  • Cromwell's Arch.
  • St. Mary's Collegiate Church.
  • The Clock Gate.
  • Moby Dicks Pub.
  • The Old Town Walls.
  • Walter Raleigh's house Myrtle Grove.
  • Tynte's Castle.





  • Moby Dick's Pub (located in the Market Square in central Youghal). is a family run establishment. It offers a view overlooking the harbour and an assortment of local food and beverages.


There are various B&Bs located in the town and surrounding area.

  • The Walter Raleigh Hotel.
  • The Coachouse.


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