Make Youghal YOURS
A Gem in the South East
The quirky character of a fascinating Medieval town. Waterside wonders, countryside charm and year-round cultural activities – Youghal has everything you could want to make our town, yours.
Picturesque and tucked into the coastline, Youghal is a seaside resort town just an hour’s drive from Cork and Waterford. Its wealth of historical attractions, family entertainment options and breath-taking sight-seeing treats by boat or foot make the town a popular choice for visitors from far and near – and keeps them coming back for more.
With its stunning, unspoilt 5 km stretch of sandy and rugged shoreline, Youghal invites you to explore the beauty of Youghal Bay, once home to pirates and adventurers, as well as the Blackwater River Estuary which is one of the best salmon-fishing rivers in the country. With its surrounding natural beauty and blend of coast and countryside, it’s easy to see why Youghal has been a favourite tourist destination since the mid- 19th Century.
Follow the History….
Youghal is a designated heritage town and one of the finest remaining examples of a Norman-walled town in Ireland. The town is famous for its many well-preserved buildings and churches reflecting different architectural styles across the centuries.
Within the town, a rich crop of live events and a full festival calendar includes the annual international Ironman event and the colourful Youghal Medieval Festival. Truly something for everyone!
Find Feast and Flavour….
From delicious seafood restaurants to cosy cafes and traditional Irish pubs, there’s so much to savour and enjoy in Youghal.
Bring it all to Life with Living Youghal
Living Youghal is a celebration of all that our town has to offer: the richness of the past, the vibrant culture of the present – and the ‘always something to look forward to’ that keeps Youghal
fresh and lively.
The story of Youghal’s past is held in two key attractions – St Mary’s Collegiate Church, one of the oldest churches in Ireland, and the iconic Youghal Clock Gate Tower with its exciting, immersive guided tours. At the same time, a rich schedule of live musical, theatrical and cultural events at our impressive Mall Arts Centre and St Mary ‘s means present day Youghal is brimming with exciting happenings and not-to-be-missed highlights. Start exploring now!