Youghal is a well-established holiday resort
The Annals of Youghal, in 1784, reported that:
"With respect to amusements", the town has moved a good way beyond "billards and bagammon".
Youghal is still a perfect place for a holiday.
|a leisurely day visiting our potteries, craft shops and various coffee shops in a friendly atmosphere||or||a more active day availing of the many amenities offered for sport of all kinds to suit all age groups|
|a leisurely day on the beach or promenade watching other people being more active|
|The Visitor Centre, which is open all year round, incorporates the Tourist Office and Heritage Centre.|
A visit to the centre is an essential first step to viewing the town itself. The staff will be pleased to answer queries, offer suggestions, and in every way help to make your holiday both pleasant and enjoyable.
The Town Trail begins here.
|In the Heritage Centre, displays of artifacts, images and models illustrate the history of Youghal.|
Outside, in the town, history is evident in the buildings and structures dating back to medieval times.
|Heritage Guided walking tours take place daily in season at 11:00 a.m. (Off-season by arrangement).|
|The miles and miles of sandy beach are a special attraction, both for swimming and picnicking in the Summer and for those enjoyable and exhilarating long walks in Winter. Youghal boasts two Blue Flags (E.U. Standard of excellence). A section of this beach is supervised by trained lifeguards throughout the Summer.|
A modern Fun Fair situated nearby offers a variety of fun and games to suit young and old.
See how familiar household items have changed since the 18th Century.
Youghal offers a variety of restaurants, including award-winning gourmet establishments. A range of prices is available for all tastes.
Youghal services a vast hinterland. This is reflected in the range of retail stores - from crafts to kitchen sinks.
Music is available in pubs and hotels, usually without special charge, in both Summer and Winter. Regular visits by top artists take place in a number of venues. Nightclubs are open most nights in Summer and at weekends in Winter.
Traditional Irish entertainment from local groups.
Pubs and bars line the main street, each offering the visitor a different form of entertainment - traditional sessions, local talent and national stars.
Our Leisure section outlines some of the activities available both to visitors and to residents right throughout the year. These include:
|Festival of the Arts||July||Includes lectures, crafts, arts and music in and around the thirteenth Century St. Mary's Collegiate Church|
Tour de France
Yes really! (Vraiment!)
See our Tour de France page for an example of the type of party that Youghal can organise.
|International Busking Festival||Weekend of first Monday in August||Attracts performers from throughout Europe and farther afield|