Youghal, Co. Cork, IrelandBusiness Location

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Youghal as a Business Location

International Industries in Youghal






Development Contacts


International Industries in Youghal

Avery Dennison

Manufacturers of a wide range of office files and non re-inking stamps (French/US), established 1981

"Excellent Infrastructure, a top quality workforce and a cooperative community enticed us to locate in Youghal, and encouraged by our success, investment in the Youghal plant is ongoing"
John C. Coleman, Personnel Manager, Avery Dennison Ireland Ltd.

Artesyn Technologies

(US), established 1982

"Youghal is easily accessible to our European subsidiaries by modern international telecommunication, air and sea links. The availability of a highly educated, skilled workforce makes Youghal an ideal location"
Tom Luskin, Human Resources Manager, Artesyn Technologies

Tytex Ltd

(Danish), established 1985

"A long history of world renown textile manufacturing, and the availability of skilled personnel are combined with a scenic environment and excellent business facilities in Youghal"
Joseph Gallagher, Chief Executive, Tytex Ireland Ltd.

Bryant Rubber Ltd

(US), established 1996

"Proximity to air and seaports, community spirit and a highly trained labour force are distinct advantages of operating our business successfully in Youghal"
Michael Bermingham, Managing Director, Bryant Rubber Ltd.

Kodak Ltd

(US), established 1996

Kodak Cork is a division of Kodak (ireland) Manufacturing Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S.-based Eastman Kodak Company. The Youghal facility produces compact recordable disks (CD-R's) and is a part of a world-wide manufacturing base which makes Eastman Kodak Company the world's largest manufacturer of CD-R's. The Youghal plant provides product to European, African, and Middle Eastern marketplaces and is the largest CD-R manufacturing plant in Europe.
Established in 1996 in a 40,000 square foot facility, the plant has now grown to 120,000 square feet and employs over 200 people.
Gerry Poshkus, Managing Director, Kodak Cork, Youghal.

Couristan Carpets Ltd.

The availability of an experienced, intelligent and loyal workforce in Youghal has contributed to our success.
Barry McCarthy, Couristan Carpets Ltd., Youghal

Seafield Technical Textiles Ltd.

Continuing a long tradition of textile manufacturing in Youghal, the companies success is based on a skilled workforce and proximity to airports and seaports.
John Parker, Managing Director, Seafield Technical Textiles Ltd.

Youghal Shipping Group

Youghal Shipping Group offers a privately owned shipping facility. The scope of activities include ship brokerage, ship agency, stevedoring, warehousing and secondary processing. All are performed to ISO 9002 standard of quality.
Monnie Cliffe, Managing Director




At present, there are 14 acres of zoned land available for industrial use. In addition there are a further 38 acres in the hands of the IDA (The national Industrial Development Agency) and the Urban District Council for industrial use.

Start-up Units

A number of industrial facilities are available for immediate occupation.
Space and services are available in the Seafield Business Centre.


ISDN links to Youghal enable high-speed digital communications to markets, suppliers and partners.
Ireland enjoys one of the lowest telecommunications tariffs in Europe. A growing number of tele-service based industries are locating to Ireland to take advantage of this and of the highly educated labour force.


The existing port has seen an increase in use coupled with reconstruction projects to maximise its potential.

Seaports and International Airports

Location (Distance in km) Airports Ports Railheads
Cork (51 km) International RO/RO, Container Container Depot
Dublin (222 km) International RO/RO, Container  
Limerick (136 km) Shannon (148 km) Container  
Rosslare (150 km)   RO/RO, Container  
Waterford (72 km) National Container  

Access to Europe

  Flight Time RO/RO Shipping
United Kingdom 1 hour 3-6 hours
France 2 hours 18 hours
Central Europe 3 hours  



Housing development is ongoing, and is available both in and near the town in various price categories. Apartments are a new phase in the development of Youghal, and these are also available in a variety of price categories, both for rent and for purchase. Many of these have breathtaking views over Youghal Bay. Any of our expert Estate Agents will be willing to help with information.




In our busy town centre, professional and business services such as accountants, mortgage and insurance brokers, builders and architects, solicitors, national banks, post office, credit union and real estate companies are all on hand to service your business needs.

Our hotels offer Conference facilities. Award winning restaurants are to be found in and around the town.




Schools in Youghal were amongst the first in Ireland to install classroom computers. A highly technology & computer-literate pool of talent is available.

3rd Level

Students attend both the University and the Institute of Technology in Cork.
University College Cork is to the forefront in many faculties and is a world leader in the field of micro-electronic education.
The National Microelectronics Research Centre, which is affiliated to University College Cork, serves the international semiconductor industry in such key areas as IC design, R&D and testing.

Secondary Level

Three secondary schools serve the Youghal area. Loreto Secondary School and the Christian Brothers are voluntary Catholic Secondary schools. Colaiste Eoin is a Vocational Education Committee managed Community College.

Primary Level

Bun Schoil Mhuire is the main Catholic National School. South Abbey is a Church of Ireland managed school. Gael-Schoil Chorain is an Irish-language school.

The schools are co-educational




Youghal Urban District (1996 Census)
Under 15 Years 15-24 Years 25-44 Years 45-64 Years 65 and Over Total
1200 926 1506 1268 730 5630


Current Population
  Male Female Total
Town & Environs 3,700 3,800 7,500
Within 10 Miles 6,500 6,300 12,800


Development Contacts


Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Commerce

Contact Us
Postal Address:
Youghal Chamber of Tourism and Commerce,
Market Square,
Co. Cork, Ireland

Valerie Mannix, Administrator
Telephone:+353 24 92447
+353 21 92390
Fax:+353 24 92447


Youghal Urban District Council

Postal Address:
Youghal Urban District Council,
Town Hall,
Co. Cork, Ireland
ContactMr. Ned Brennan, Town Clerk
Tel:+353 24 92926



Cork County Council
Website :


East Cork Area Development Ltd.
96 Main Street, Midleton
Co. Cork
Tel: 021 613 432
Fax: 021 613 808
Contact: Mr Ryan Howard



IDA - The Industrial Development Agency
IDA Ireland is the Irish Government agency which ensures that overseas companies establishing or expanding their operations in Ireland receive the best advice and assistance. Ireland offers such investors a highly competitive package of investment supports.
IDA Ireland provides its services through dedicated teams of industry specialists in 15 offices world-wide.
IDA Ireland co-ordinates all the services and supports needed to ensure that your start-up or expansion is trouble-free and efficient - an experienced and professional 'one-stop-shop' to anticipate and meet your needs.
Forbairt was established by the Irish Government to provide services to Irish industry across a wide range of commercial activities, including management development, innovation, R&D, finance and technology transfer.


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