New Explore Cork App

A new app that will almost surely help you find out what you want to do in Cork this weekend has hit the scene. Called Explore Cork, it has a list of over 850 attractions and features Ireland’s videos advertising Cork’s main 23 towns, including Youghal, Macroom and more. You can use the “Things to […]

Celtic Interconnector reaches landfall in Youghal

Celtic Interconnector is a proposed submarine power cable between the southern coast of Ireland and the north-west coast of France. It will be the first interconnector between the two countries. The interconnector power cables will reach landfall in Ireland at Claycastle Beach. From there they will travel underground to the converter station at Ballyadam and then […]

St. Mary’s Update Tours

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]