Youghal Heritage Town, where past meets present, is both a modern seaside resort and one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland today. Let us take you on an interesting journey in time – from our Viking founders down through the various eras that formed Youghal and bestowed us this unique heritage that is ours to cherish and savour to-day. We will introduce you to our Natural Heritage – landscapes and our flora & fauna. We will share our charming Cultural Heritage with you and our marvellous musical and folklore traditions. Youghal’s Built Heritage is testament to the genius of those gone before us – the legacy of which we see in our magnificent stock of ancient preserved and Protected Structures buildings.

Cork on the south coast is the fulcrum that connects both Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way and is the simultaneous gateway to both regions.


Take a look at the historic seaside town of Youghal as you've never seen it before. Youghal, the gateway to Ireland's Ancient East


The historic seaside town of Youghal certainly is an interesting place to visit that provides an exceptional base for exploring East Cork and West Waterford, where you're only a 20 minute drive away from some of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty that Ireland has to offer. When recommending things to do, places to see and where to go, it's really difficult to do such a task justice within a single page. Instead we'd like to point out some key attractions which we feel would certainly make a difference to your stay with us, listed in our gallery below.

Native to this beautiful corner of the world is Michael Brett, General Manager of The Walter Raleigh Hotel. Together with his team, Michael can share those 'lesser known places' to visit that will make your stay with us simply unforgettable.

Traditional Irish Music
Rock Climbing
Lismore & Castle
Open Farms
The Copper Coast
The Vee
Sea Kayaking
Mahon Falls
Amazing Beaches
Sea Fishing
The Cliff Paths
The Blackwater River


Enjoy the beautiful scenery that our seaside town has to offer. On the sea front with stunning views over the promenade, the Walter Raleigh Hotel overlooks the Atlantic ocean just across from the bandstand at the GreenPark, one of the town’s most immediately recognisable beauty spots.

An easy commute from Cork city, Youghal, with its magnificent seven kilometre Blue Flag sandy beach, golf course, superb fishing on the Blackwater, sea angling and major visitor attractions close by, Youghal has always been a favourite holiday destination. Now the town has another reason to visit. We hope to see you soon.


We do hope the places we've listed on this page will have given you some great ideas for things to do during your stay with us. If however you're looking for a specific type of activity we haven't mentioned, or perhaps you have more specific requirements then feel free to speak with a member of our team for further advice on 024 92011.



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