Youghal situated in East Cork on the border with Waterford has so much to offer the visitor, why not stay at St Martins Bed and Breakfast in Youghal just a short distance from Youghal town centre, ideal for exploring Youghal town and its surrounding Blue Flag Beaches some of the best in East Cork ! If you would like a different night out why not try the Greyhound racing in Youghal town or for the kids they can try the arcade at Perks.
Attractions close by St Martins Bed and Breakfast Youghal
Youghal Visitor Centre, Market Square, Tourist Office & Heritage Centre a visit is essential. Town trail begins at the Visitor Centre.
Watergate – remains of the medieval gate leading from quayside to toan locally known as “Cromwell’s Arch” he sailed from here in the 1650′s.
Clock Gate built in 1777 on the site of Triinity Castle and part of the fortification of the medieval town, for a number of years it served as a jail.
The Benedectine Priory founded in 1350, the Gothic carved door arch gives access to the site of the chapel.
The Red House also known as the Parochial House was built in 1703 in the Queen Anne style witha Dutch influence, the house was built by architectLeuventhan for the Uniacke family.
Tynte’s Castle built in the 13th century, and the only fortified relique of feudalism to be seen in the town today, built by Tynte.
The Alms Houses built in the early 17th century by Richard Boyle first Earl of Cork.
Myrtle Grove a private residence, the 15th century college Warden’s house, remodelled in 1602 after years of occupation by Sir Walter Raleigh. In the South Bale is a window from where the poet Edmond Spencer is reputed to have written part of his poem ” The Faerie Queen”.
The College, probably Irelands first post Norman University, founded in 1464 by the Earl of Desmond.
St Mary’s Church, complete in the 13th century it is a fine example of early Norman church architecture and has many interesting tombs.
North Abbey ruins of Dominican Priory of 1268.
South Abbey, a Franciscan monastery founded on the south side of Yougal town, in 1224, it was the first Franciscan Friary in Ireland.
Youghal Lighthouse, in 1202 the Geraldine proprietors of the town built this lighthouse and endowned a nunnery, called by chapel of St. Anne under the condition that the nuns should see the light was maintained.
Youghal Town Walls, 13th century
Fox’s Lane Museum is a small, privately run museum, providing a fascinating display of some 600 beautifully restored gadgets that trace the evolution and development of household conveniences and appliances used in the home, during the 1850s to the 1950s.
Other area of interest to visit include Lismore Castle & Gardens, the beautiful views from the Vee, and enjoy a drive to Dungarvan and take a visit to Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a visit to Ardmore for its beach and then a walk along the Ardmore Cliff Walk.