Food and Mackerel Festival, 2014

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A foodie festival swimming with the very best Youghal has to offer. This unique festival sees Mackerel cooked, grilled and bar-b-qued in the open air by local chefs. Food fair, samples, family fun activities and live entertainment free for all. …

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Moby Dick, 2014

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When John Huston chose Youghal to film the tale of Moby Dick, he chose wisely! Celebrating that historic connection to ‘Moby’, Youghal hosts a family friendly festival centred around the sea, its history and of course a famous white whale. …

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Youghal Celebrates History, 2014

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In September 2014, we celebrate the Society of Friends in Youghal, their origins, their involvement in the business life of the town, the social life of the town and we get to know the families of the Quakers and some …

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Youghaloween Spooktacular, 2013

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A festival with soul! October 25th-27th (October bank holiday weekend) is set to see the return of An Bhean Uisce from her watery grave. The legend of An Bhean Uisce can be read here.   An Bhean Uisce will be …

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Moby Dick 2013

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Celebrating Youghal’s links with Moby Dick, this year’s festival promises fun for all with unique and novel events. 31st May – 2nd June, 2013 Family Fun Events at the Moby Dick Festival FRIDAY 31st May, 20136-7.00p.m. – Moby Dick Treasure …

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Places to visit

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Places to visit Feeling adventurous? Why not try; The Jameson Experience at Midleton Distillery – Take a tour of the distillery where Jameson is crafted into one of the world’s premier whiskeys (circa 15 minute drive from Youghal). Leahy’s Open …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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The Alms Houses

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Built in 1601 by Richard Boyle, the 1st Earl of Cork, the Alms houses were for six retired soldiers who were to receive a pension of £5 per annum. They are the oldest surviving almshouses in Ireland. Four doorways with …

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The Red House

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Much of Youghal’s historic buildings revolve around defensive functions and protecting the medieval town from attack. So it’s nice to come across a stunning example of Dutch architecture, with little or nothing to do with the military! The Red House …

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The Water Gate

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The Watergate was one of just three main gates into the medieval town of Youghal. It allowed access to the docks where traders loaded and unloaded goods from ships. The other two gates in existence were the Iron Gate (now …

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The Clock Gate

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Since 1275, this site has had a tower on it, watching over the entrance and exit to the town and serving as a symbol of the importance of the town and the dominance of the English settlers. Originally, the Iron …

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