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Stories of 600 years of “Time” told under the watchful eye of Youghal’s iconic Clock - 4 Storeys of “Time” in Youghal.

Youghal Clock Gate Tower was built in 1777 as a gaol, but its story spans seven hundred years of history. This iconic building has opened its doors again, not as a grim prison, but as a place to explore tales from its fascinating past.

Against period backdrops, their storytellers, clad in “Time Costume” will bring you through the surprising life and times of this distinctive site and the many varied characters associated with it throughout the years.

Youghal Co. Cork is a walled seaport town and one of the best preserved examples of a 13th century town in Europe. Youghal Clock Gate Tower occupies the former site of Trinity Castle, one of the five principal fortifications of the late 14th/15th century Walled Town. The large commanding structure of Trinity Castle, straddling the main thoroughfare and dividing it into North and South Main Street, was replaced in 1777 by the present day Clock Gate Tower, having fallen into disrepair.

To-day at Youghal Clock Gate Tower you are invited to journey with storytellers through 600 years of "Time". Youghal Clock Gate Tower holds many stories. Their storytellers, clad in "Time Costume" engage you in stories of life as lived in the Tower in bygone eras. These are stories of pain, tragedy and rebellion, but also stories of love, friendship and generosity.

At the Tower you will hear the sounds, feel the atmosphere and even meet a former resident of Youghal Clock Gate Tower. All of this, under the watchful gaze of the ever present ticking Clock.

A visit to Youghal Clock Gate is a truly memorable experience. 

Highlights include:
  • The story of “Time”
  • 600 years of history.
  • Stories of pain, tragedy and rebellion.
  • Stories of love, friendship and generosity.
  • All under the watchful eye of the historic Clock.

Visitor Information


First tour 11.00h, Last tour 16.00h

Open outside of the following listed times by prior arrangement.

For group bookings please phone or email to arrange.

Tours provided every hour on the hour during open times



Open May 5, 6 & 7 and every Saturday & Sunday for the month of May.


Open June 2, 3 & 4 and every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday for the month of June.


JULY AND AUGUST OPEN DAILY (Monday – Sunday) Seven days per week.


SEPTEMBER Open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday for the month of September.

OCTOBER Open every Saturday and Sunday and October Bank Holiday Open on Oct 27, 28 & 29




Contact Details

Youghal Clock Gate Tower
North Main Street, Youghal, Co Cork

T: +353 (0)24 207 69

Closed: December 25 to 26 and January 

Last Admission: 16:00h

Approx. visit duration: 60 minutes


Admission Prices 2018

Adult: €9.50
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (with valid ID): €7.50
Child (aged 4+): €5.00
Child (under 4): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 4-17): €24.00

Groups (10+ people: €8.50 per person. Large groups and tour operators should contact our booking office directly +353 (0)24 207 69 or email:

Other Useful Information

Tours are in English. An audio overview on what to expect on the tour is available in French, German and Spanish. Hand-held information boards are also available in French, German and Spanish.

Youghal Clock Gate is located on Youghal’s Main Street and is in close proximity to many fine cafes, restaurants and bars.

Youghal Clock Gate is located on Youghal’s Main Street and gift shopping is available nearby

Street car parking in Youghal is metered. However, Youghal also has 4 FREE car parks in the town, the nearest to Youghal Clock Gate is at Nealon's Quay adjacent to Youghal Tourist Office. Free coach parking is available in Market Square, adjacent to Booking Office, approx 100 metres from Youghal Clock Gate Tower.

Youghal Clock Gate Tower has many steps and stairs and is not suitable for visitors who have mobility, heart or shortness of breath on exertion issues.

Group rates available (minimum 10 people and maximum 20 per tour). Pre-booking required.  


Map Location

Located 50kms from Cork City on N25 and 80kms from Waterford City on N25

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