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Youghal Travel guide
Youghal : Michelin's recommendations
Youghal (pronounced yawl) occupies a pleasant site on the west bank of the Blackwater Estuary. The town takes its name from the Gaelic for yew wood, a reference to the great forests that surrounded it in medieval times. Because it was strategically placed for the landing of English troops and equally, vulnerable to attack from France or Spain, Youghal became one of the Irish ports the English defended most hardily, hence its impressive town walls.
Tourist attractions Youghal : Things to see and do
Grattan St. IRL - Youghal
The former covered market now houses the Tourist Office and Heritage Centre, with an exhibition on the history of the fortified port of Youghal. On Market Square stands a memorial to the Nellie Fleming , the last of Youghal's sailing vessels. At Mob..
North-Main St. IRL - Youghal
This house is a fine example of early-18C Dutch architecture, in marked contrast with its neighbours. It was designed in 1710 for the Uniacke Family by a Dutch architect-builder, Claud Leuvethen. The red brick facade with white stone quoins is surmou..
North Main Street IRL - Youghal
All that remains of this abbey is the gabled wall (east) pierced by a moulded Gothic doorway with ornamental spandrels. The doorway leads to a narrow passageway with the arched piscina and square aumbry from the original church. The abbey, founded in..
27 North Main St IRL - Youghal
Situated in Youghal’s historic town centre, The Old Imperial Hotel offers secure parking and a modern Irish restaurant just 35 minutes from Cork city. The Old Imperial is within walking distance of Youghal’s attractions, including the blue flag sand..
O'Briens Place IRL - Youghal
This friendly hotel has lovely views over the sea and estuary and offers good-value food. It is a good base for visits to Waterford, Cashel, Cork City and Cobh. Walter Raleigh Hotel is between Waterford and Cork Airport, 40 minutes from Cork Harbour..
163 North Main St IRL - Eochaill
In the third generation of the family and dating back to 1910. Traditional bar, smart cocktail bar and contemporary dining room. Freshly prepared local seafood appears in tasty, unfussy dishes. Large, antique-furnished bedrooms and welcoming open-fir..