Youghal, Co. Cork, IrelandLeisure

A guide to the leisure activities in and around Youghal


Some activities available in Youghal throughout the year


Par 70 - 18 Hole Championship Golf Links - Resident Professional - Overlooking Youghal Bay - Bar and Restaurant
 Golf Course

Pitch & Putt

Seaside 18 Hole Pitch and Putt Course - Groups welcome


Four hard courts - Floodlit - Tournaments organised during the season

Sailing and Yachting

Cruiser and Dingy racing each weekend during the season.
Dingy includes Wayfarers, Lasers and Mirrors. All classes welcome.
Dingy (7k)

Equestrian Centre

Trekking or hunting arranged as requested.

Hunting and Shooting

Sea and River Fishing

Deep Sea Angling - Regular programme of competitions from large to small shark to mackerel
Shore Angling - from rock and beach
Blackwater Estuary (9k)
River Fishing - Youghal is situated at the mouth of the River Blackwater, noted for its Salmon, Trout and Coarse fisheries
Club members are always willing to help.

Greyhound Racing

Every Friday evening at 8:15 p.m. - Additional meetings on Tuesdays in the Summer


Three Screens

Sports, Hobbies, Arts, Culture

Whatever your interest, you will surely find likeminded people in Youghal. Clubs and Societies of all types abound.
For example: - Rugby and Soccer, Hurling and Gaelic Football, Squash, Badminton, Orienteering, Hill-walking, Cycling, Karate, Pigeon Club, Bird Watching, Photography, Darts, Bowling, Aerobics, Ham Radio, Bridge, Snooker , Billiards ( and even the 'Bagammon" of 1784 )
Adult Education and Personal Development, Voluntary Community groups,
Choral Society and Musical Society, Brass & Reed Band, Pipe Band, Ceoltas Ceolteoiri Eireann, Irish Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Heritage Society, Festival of the Arts


Shopping in Youghal is a pleasure. Everything one might wish for is available. Not to be found in Youghal is the hustle, bustle, pushing, and generally uncomfortable fussing of shopping in a city. Here, one may be called by one's name, meet with one's friends. From supermarkets to the family grocer, Youghal has everything. Craft shops carry the first editions of the many craft designers and workers in the surrounding area, at reasonable prices. A variety of Clothing Fashions, both ladies and gents, Footwear specialists, Floral Arrays, Pharmacies, and indeed, the proverbial Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker are all to be found in Youghal!


Miles and miles of Atlantic seashore - Driftwood and other treasures - Bring a large sack

Good Life

First Interpretation: Youghal, with its surrounding sea and countryside offers a healthy unspoilt environment.
Second Interpretation: Award-winning restaurants, pubs and nightlife are not confined to the summer season. Youghal is vibrant even in the dark winter months.


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