Youghal Heritage Trail
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Location Youghal, County Cork # Locations 17
Media Audio, Text, & Pictures Tour Type Walking Category City Tour
Description Find out about the rich heritage of the walled town of Youghal that has seen everyone from Cromwell to John Huston pass through it and maybe even William Shakepeare. Nestled at the end of the mighty Blackwater river and looking out to the Atlantic, this town's location always ensured it would be of great strategic importance for industry, fishing, tourism and militarily. This walk should take no more than an hour, but there's no hurry and with so much to see and savour along the way, we'd suggest putting aside a bit more time to enjoy it properly. It climbs slightly going up the St. Mary's Collegiate church, but is by no means a strenuous stroll. Bring good shoes and maybe an umbrella and you'll be ready to go! Our thanks go to Kieran Groeger, Michael Hackett, Catherine Desmond, Helen Keane, Walter Verling and Clifford Winser for their insightful audio contributions along the way. Look out for Kieran's 'Youghal Heritage Trail Souvenir Booklet' for e4 at the Tourist Office as well as Mick Hackett's 'Discover Youghal' - two great reads. This App was made with funding from The Heritage Council.
Created By navigatour on 7/21/2012

 

 

 

 



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Youghal Heritage Trail
1. Site of the Exchange
Our tour starts right outside the Visitors' Centre right by the water. Simply turn le...(more)

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2. The Water Gate Arch
This Water Gate was built in the 13th Century to provide access through the town wall...(more)

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3. Clock Gate
This is the third gate on this site in the town walls and was completed in 1777. The...(more)

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4. Benedictine Priory
The Benedictine Order was established in Ireland by the 12th Century, and the ‘The Pr...(more)

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5. The Magazine
According to historical sources, an urban tower house known as the Magazine was situa...(more)

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6. Market Place
This point marks the location of the linear Medieval Market Place, which can be seen ...(more)

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7. The Red House
The Red House was built in the early 18th century for the Uniacke family. It is repu...(more)

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8. Tynte's Castle
This 15th century Norman tower was used by a local merchant family as a house and as ...(more)

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9. Boyle's Almshouses
These houses were built in 1610 by Richard Boyle, first Earl of Cork, for six old sol...(more)

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10. Myrtle Grove
This attractive house was the home of Sir Walter Raleigh when he was resident in Youg...(more)

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11. St. Mary's Collegiate Church
The church was built in 1220 and extended in the 14th and 15th centuries. It is one ...(more)

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12. Landward Town Walls
The first record of the town walls is a charter of 1275, granted by King Edward I, fo...(more)

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13. The College
The College was founded in 1464 by Thomas Fitzgerald, 7th Earl of Desmond. It was re...(more)

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14. The College Gardens
Upon buying the College from Sir Walter Raleigh for £1500 in 1602, Sir Richard Boyle ...(more)

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15. Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground
Stroll up the gentle brae of Emmet Place to get to our next point of interest, being ...(more)

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16. St. Mary's Catholic Church
St. Mary's Catholic Church was built in 1796. During this period a Catholic Church co...(more)

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17. Town Hall
Youghal's Town Hall, Mall House, and the fashionable 140-yard long tree-lined promena...(more)

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