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While in Youghal, visit. St Mary’s Collegiate Church in the Raleigh Quarter. Built in 1220, the church was extended in the 14th and 15th centuries and is one of the few parish churches of the period still in use. Tours of the Medieval Church take place at 11am and 3pm daily and provide the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in its fascinating history with a fully trained tour guide.
Here you will also see the ‘Model of Youghal Medieval Town’ which reconstructs Youghal and surrounding landscape into a life like model; the Pop up Museum which is based on Medieval characters; and the Boyle Chapel & Lady Chapel.
The Graveyard Trail, a hugely respected location in Youghal, allows the visitor to immerse themselves in the history, mystique and beauty of the graveyard. This trail will include visiting historic headstones, the British Helicopter Crash, learning about the local flora and fauna and hearing the medieval town wall story.
Leading on from the Trail, you have the opportunity to step up onto the Town Wall’s Walk and viewing platform to take in the magnificent views down over the town, college gardens, St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Myrtle Grove, Raleigh Quarter area and the Youghal coastline.
The beautiful College Gardens, surrounded by the town walls and next to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, are complete with seating areas for packed lunches.
The Lodge / Information Centre is located just inside the gates of St Mary’s Collegiate Church to assist with any queries you may have while visiting the Heritage Town of Youghal.
- The Raleigh Quarter
- St Mary’s Collegiate Medieval Church & Guided Tours
- Scaled Model of Youghal Medieval Town & Pop up Museum
- Graveyard Trail filled with history, mystique and beauty
- Town Walls walk & Viewing Platform
- Youghal Guided Walking Trail Tour (contact Youghal Heritage Centre)
- College Gardens and picnic area
Opening times vary by attraction.
St Mary's Collegiate Church
April - October
Monday -Saturday 9.30 - 17.00
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00
November - March
Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 16.30
Sunday 11.30 - 16.30
The Raleigh quarter in Youghal includes St Mary's Collegiate Church, Model of Youghal Medieval Town, pop-up Museum and Graveyard Trail. Town walls walk and viewing platform and St Mary's College Gardens are all FREE.
It is only if availing of a Guided Tour of St Mary's Collegiate Church that there is a fee.
Senior (aged 65+): €2.50
Student (with valid ID): €2.50
Child (aged 0-11): Free
Child (aged 12 or over): €2.00
Family (2 adults & 2 Children): €10.00
Groups in excess of 10 - €2.50 each
Other Useful Information
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Youghal has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.
There are several shopping options in Youghal and surrounds.
Car and coach parking available throughout the town.
Download the free Youghal app (which can be used when offline).
Located in the south of Ireland in East Cork, Youghal is 49km from Cork City and 53km from Cork Airport.
Youghal is located just off the main N25 road from Cork to Waterford. Approximately a 45 minute drive time.
Bus Eireann (the national Irish bus service) run an hourly bus service to Youghal.