Youghal (pronounced Yawl) is a designated Irish Heritage Town, and one of the few towns in Ireland where the medieval town walls still survive. It is situated where the River Blackwater meets the sea. If you want a breath-taking wide open strand with miles of blue flag beach or perhaps you would rather a laid-back cruise with the family or a fishing trip the Blackwater River – one of Europe’s most unspoilt major rivers. Maybe you want to experience the thrill of power-boating, dinghy racing and yacht cruising or perhaps try your hand at learning to sail? Or how about a spot of whale & dolphin watching? And even if its wet, there is still always something to do with Ireland largest indoor entertainment centre – Perks. Have you answered yes to any of these questions? Then sounds like Youghal is for you…
If you want the traditional ‘craic’ in the bars, live music, world famous seafood restaurants, golf and greyhound racing…stunning walk and cycling routes…not to mention the festivals and events . Then Youghal is for you.
If you want history, medieval walls (13th century), famous people (Walter Raleigh is said to have introduced the potato and tobacco to Ireland when he lived in the town and was a former Mayor of Youghal), movies (Moby Dick – the famous 1954 version was made here), then Youghal is for.
With more holiday homes to rent than any other resort town on the South Coast – including cottages, houses, apartments, guest houses and even luxury villas, many with spectacular views, you will be spoilt for choice.