The ‘Voices of St Mary’s’ project being developed for St Mary’s Collegiate Church, led by Helen Mulcahy and Aileen Murray of Cork County Council has finished development work as of September 2nd 2020. €250,000 in funding was provided by Fáilte Ireland and was match funded by Cork County Council, who have been caretakers of this […]

Plaque to honour John ‘Jack’ Foley erected.

A plaque to honour John ‘Jack’ Foley was erected in Youghal this last week. Funded by a campaign organized by local maritime history enthusiasts Peter Landers and Kevin Melly. John ‘Jack’ Foley was a surviving crew member of the Titanic and manned lifeboat #4 and consequently saved over 50 lives. The plaque was unveiled by […]

More Progress on Eco-Boardwalk

The Youghal Boardwalk extension has had even more progress in recent weeks! A great boost for Youghal tourism as works get underway on the Youghal Eco-Boardwalk Extension. The extension will see the original 400 metre boardwalk at Claycastle Blue Flag Beach, which was completed in 2012 extended by 1.5km as far as Redbarn Blue Flag […]

New Statue of Captain Ahab Unveiled

Youghal received a new gem in it’s collective crown with the unveiling of the new statue of Moby Dick’s archenemy Captain Ahab, who was forever immortalized in three-dimensional form standing with steel harpoon in hand on the square plinth casting his long shadow along the new quayside walkway. It was a specially memorable day for […]

Progress on Youghal Greenway

Youghal Greenway is coming along nicely in the recent months. Glad to see some things progressing even with the current climate! Doesn’t seem to have slowed down too much in recent months which is great to see. Looking forward to seeing more progress in the coming weeks!

Myrtle Grove Funding

Funding of almost €103,000 has been allocated between six East Cork projects, with Myrtle Grove receiving €20,000 for electrical repairs. Any local will know the historical significance of Myrtle Grove within Youghal, most notably as being the home of Sir Walter Raleigh for a period of time as well as the 1st Earl of Cork. […]

Why Visit Youghal?

Why not come and visit our beautiful Medieval Seaside town of Youghal, there is plenty on offer. What better way is there to see a town and learn all about the heritage and history of a place than a walking tour. Walking tours leave from the tourist office daily at 11am, (advance booking preferred) if […]

Claycastle awarded Blue Flag status

Claycastle beach has achieved Blue Flag status for the first time in almost ten years, in a year where a record 90 beaches and marinas achieved Blue Flag status. It is a popular beach with thousands of visitors a year already. No doubt this will result in even more visitors wishing to come see it. […]