Youghal Medieval Festival, 2012

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Youghal’s annual Medieval Festival takes place on Sunday August 19th at 12.00pm. This festival is set amidst the stunning grounds of the college gardens and overlooked by Youghal’s magnificent 12th century town walls. This is a free, family fun event! …

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Youghal Goldwing Treffen 2012

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Goldwing Owners Club of Ireland are hosting the 28th Irish International Goldwing Festival 2012. Youghal will welcome up to 800 Goldwing owners from all over Europe. Visitors to Youghal can enjoy a wide variety of events that have been planned …

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Tag to Youghal Rugby Festival, 2012

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The ‘Tag to Youghal’ Rugby Festival had its inaugural event in 2010, and drew teams from all over the country. 2012 is set to be an even bigger and better spectacle, with €1000 worth of prize money to be won, …

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Queen of the Sea, 2012

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Thousands of visitors are set to descend on Youghal for the 3rd annual ‘Youghal Queen of The Sea Festival 2012’, running in the town from Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2012. Now established as the largest free family …

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Secret Youghal

Often, it’s the unventured path and quiet corners that capture the imagination. Here we present the less well known spots and stories in Youghal, either for their history, beauty or just plain quirkyness! Temple Michael, Youghal In 1183, a Preceptory …

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The Beaches!

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Front Strand Countless families have made the promenade their patch for a day at the beach. Elevated with wide easy steps to the beach, the promenade provides the perfect spot for those seeking a perch from which to keep an …

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Entertainment

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Youghal Event Guide For upcoming events, gigs, shows, festivals and much more view the event guide here Perk’s Funfair & Entertainment Centre We specialise in the art of fun-making. Boasting one of the largest indoor funfair entertainment centres in Ireland. …

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Beauty Treatments, Holistic Therapies & Spas

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A wide range of relaxing, therapeutic and refreshing treatments are available in Youghal to suit every budget. From day long spas to ten minute pedicures the providers below will be delighted to help with any query. Allure Beauty Salon An …

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Nature

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Youghal is situated at the mouth of the Blackwater River and looks out over the Celtic Sea. Given its location it has a unique mix of coastal and freshwater wildlife and fauna. For nature walks, please see our page on …

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Boating

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Boat hire for fishing, diving, sightseeing and cruises are all available from Youghal. Day, weekend and longer trips are catered for. Experienced guides and fishermen will bring you to the best spots, either to drop line and catch lunch or …

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Walking

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From easy strolls to day long treks, there are a wide range of walks around Youghal and surrounding areas that suit all levels. Sli na Slainte The ‘Path to Health’ is a 2KM (4KM return) walk that starts at the …

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Golf

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Youghal Golf Club Youghal Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 18 hole – Par 71 golf course that’s worthy of any golfer’s respect. Our lush, members-owned course is always a pleasurable experience. The course plays as a “Parkland” course …

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Fishing

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From Knockadoon head to Ardmore Bay, Youghal is the perfect home for anglers. Bass, mackerel, pollack, cod and dogfish are all to be had. There are plenty of spots for surf and bottom fishing while up to 38 wrecks within …

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The College and Gardens

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The College was founded in 1464 by the Thomas Fitzgerald, 7th Earl of Desmond, with students arriving within a year. Students would typically have been teenagers, the sons of wealthy nobles and merchants. It was Gerald Fitzgerald, 14th Earl of …

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Myrtle Grove

Although not open to the public, Myrtle Grove is significant for the humble spud  – it was here that Sir Walter Raleigh planted the first potatoes in Ireland. He brought them from Virginia to Ireland in 1585. Sir Raleigh was …

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The Town Walls

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Dating from 1250, they are the second longest surviving stretch of Town Walls in Ireland – the other being at the opposite end of the country in Derry! The first written record dates from 1275 when King Edward I granted …

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St. Mary’s Collegiate Church

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A day could be spent exploring the interior of this magnificent building. It is thought a church may have been founded on the site by St. Declan as far back as 450 and was rebuilt in Irish Romanesque style around …

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Tyntes Castle

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Tyntes Castle is the only remaining urban tower house of several that once stood around Youghal. Another (of which no trace remains) was the Magazine. The castle actually has an extension to the East, built sometime in the 19th century. …

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The Magazine

It might look like a hairdresser’s now – and you’d be right. But in the 19th century, a tower house stood on the site,a four storied structure with a spiral staircase. At the rear of the property, archaeological excavations uncovered …

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The Benedictine Priory

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Founded in 1350, the Benedictine Priory was an affiliate of the Benedictine Priory of St. John of Waterford. The Benedictine order itself was established in Ireland in the 12th Century. Built with strength in mind, the Priory may have been …

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