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Youghal

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Youghal is a historic port town located on the south coast of Ireland and on the west side of the river estuary that forms the Cork / Waterford border. The town quay basin dries but it offers seasonal visitor moorings, a visitor pontoon, and the choice of several anchoring areas one of which is off of the town.

Although a short move may be required, the estuary can offer complete protection from all conditions. With strong southerly conditions a roll tends to develop in the anchorage off the town quay but at such times shelter may be easily obtained by moving to the opposite side of the river. Although there are many obstructions in Youghal Bay, including a moderately deep bar outside the entrance, two well-marked channels lead across it providing straightforward access night or day. The entrance is however subject to strong tidal currents and it is best to arrive here on the flood and depart on the ebb.
Please note

Southerly winds raise a heavy sea in Youghal Bay. Neither channel should be approached in any south-easterly or southerly conditions above force five.




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Keyfacts for Youghal
Facilities
Water available via tapTop up fuel available in the area via jerry cansMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaFuel by arrangement with bulk tanker providerSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaBus service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometresTourist Information office availableShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationAnchoring locationBerth alongside a deep water pier or raft up to other vesselsVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementJetty or a structure to assist landingSailing Club baseUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large cityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
None listed

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
3 metres (9.84 feet).

Approaches
3 stars: Attentive navigation; daylight access with dangers that need attention.
Shelter
5 stars: Complete protection; all-round shelter in all reasonable conditions.



Last modified
June 5th 2020

Summary

A completely protected location with attentive navigation required for access.

Facilities
Water available via tapTop up fuel available in the area via jerry cansMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaFuel by arrangement with bulk tanker providerSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaBus service available in the areaRegional or international airport within 25 kilometresTourist Information office availableShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
No fees for anchoring or berthing in this locationAnchoring locationBerth alongside a deep water pier or raft up to other vesselsVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementJetty or a structure to assist landingSailing Club baseUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large cityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
None listed



HM  +353 87 2511143     Moorings  +353 868 050726      Ch.14 [Youghal]
Position and approaches
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Haven position

51° 57.114' N, 007° 50.548' W

Off the town basin beside the Town Hall.

What are the initial fixes?

The following waypoints will set up a final approach:

(i) Youghal West Bar initial fix

51° 54.855' N, 007° 50.380' W

This waypoint is 1.7 nautical miles out from the sectored light in the middle of the white sector, of the West channel. It is 400 metres west of the Bar Rocks Cardinal Marker and a course of 360° (T) from here leads into the entrance.

(ii) Youghal East Bar initial fix

51° 55.835' N, 007° 48.530' W

This waypoint is 1.7 nautical miles out from the sectored light in the middle of the white sector, of the East channel. It is half a mile north of the Blackball Ledge cardinal marker and a course of 300° (T) from here leads into the entrance.
Please note

Initial fixes only set up their listed targets. Do not plan to sail directly between initial fixes as a routing sequence.




What are the key points of the approach?

Offshore details are available in southeastern Ireland’s coastal overview for Rosslare Harbour to Cork Harbour Route location.

  • Vessels approaching from the east should use the East Bar, pass in ½ a mile north of the Blackball East Cardinal and steer for the prominent Youghal Light.

  • Vessels approaching from the west should round Caple Island and use the East Bar, pass 200 metres to the west of the Bar Rocks South Cardinal and steer for the Youghal Light.
  • Follow the western shore in through the estuary standing off 200 metres.


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Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Youghal for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Knockadoon Slip - 2.5 miles SSW
  2. Ardmore Bay - 2.9 miles E
  3. Ballycotton - 5.9 miles SW
  4. Dungarvan Town Quay - 7.3 miles NE
  5. Helvick - 7.8 miles ENE
  6. Ballynacourty (The Pool) - 7.9 miles NE
  7. Northeast of Great Island - 8.7 miles WSW
  8. East Ferry Marina - 9.1 miles WSW
  9. Aghada - 9.3 miles WSW
  10. Cuskinny - 10.4 miles WSW
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Knockadoon Slip - 2.5 miles SSW
  2. Ardmore Bay - 2.9 miles E
  3. Ballycotton - 5.9 miles SW
  4. Dungarvan Town Quay - 7.3 miles NE
  5. Helvick - 7.8 miles ENE
  6. Ballynacourty (The Pool) - 7.9 miles NE
  7. Northeast of Great Island - 8.7 miles WSW
  8. East Ferry Marina - 9.1 miles WSW
  9. Aghada - 9.3 miles WSW
  10. Cuskinny - 10.4 miles WSW
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What's the story here?
Youghal on the west bank of the Blackwater River estuary
Image: John Finn


Youghal is a seaside town situated at the head of Youghal Bay, in the estuary of the River Blackwater. Being built on the western edge of what is a steep riverbank, the historically strategic town has a distinctive long and narrow layout. Its comparatively small harbour consists of a number of quays fronting the town.


Buttimer Quay, Youghal
Image: Michael Harpur


The estuary is of small extent but well sheltered. Berthing options include the Harbour Masters pontoon, situated at Nealon’s Quay, and eight deepwater visitor moorings off of the town. Mooring fees are €10 per day or €25 a week for the pontoon. A temporary berth may be available on the Commercial Quay should it be vacant and no ships are expected. It has 3 metres LAT but it is essential to contact the harbourmaster to see if this is a possibility.

It is also possible for leisure craft to anchor in ample water in one of its three primary anchoring locations:

  • (i) Off the town at Buttimer Quay beside the Town Hall

  • (ii) Upriver of the town quay alongside the Red Bank

  • (iii) North of Ferry Point where the yacht club is located

There are no harbour dues for anchoring.

Boats moored at Ferry Point opposite the town
Image: Michael Harpur


It is best to plan to come into Youghal on the tide and exit on the ebb and expect it get a bit rough at the harbour mouth when the ebb strikes a southerly. With offshore winds or in moderate weather it is possible to anchor off and wait for the tide on the south side of the bay. With northerly winds vessels may also anchor a ½ mile offshore in Whiting Bay in 10 or 12 metres where a sandy bottom will be found.


How to get in?
Ram Head as seen from the south
Image: Burke Corbett


Convergance Point Seaward approaches are available from southeastern Ireland’s coastal overview for Rosslare Harbour to Cork Harbour Route location. Youghal Bay is entered between Ram Head and Knockadoon Head, with Capel Island situated immediately offshore, that is located about 7 miles southwest.


Knockadoon Head and Capel Island with Ram Head in the backdrop
Image: John Finn


Identical square Napoleonic watchtowers stand on Ram Head and Knockadoon Head and the small Capel Island has a round base of an unfinished light tower that make all positively identifiable.


Youghal Harbour entrance as seen approaching the west channel
Image: Burke Corbett


Youghal Harbour is located at the head of the bay and set within the mouth of the River Blackwater. The entrance opens between high bluff shores and is easily recognised in daylight.

The entrance East Point and Molly Goggin’s Corner
Image: Michael Harpur


The approach to the harbour is encumbered by a central bay rock and a ledge, which are marked by buoys, and a sand bar. 'The Bar' is moderately deep with as little as 1.5 metres LAT of water over it and is composed of sand. It sweeps around the entrance of the harbour in the form of a horse-shoe about ½ to 1½ miles outside the entrance to the harbour.

About a ½ mile southwestward of the bar, and almost central to the Youghal Bay, are the Bar Rocks. They consist of three irregular patches extending 800 metres in length and 100 metres wide with a least depth of 0.6 metres over them at low water. Located ½ a mile northeastward of these rocks is the Blackball Ledge that is more of a concern for commercial shipping having a least depth of 3.4 metres LAT over it. Both of these dangers are marked by lit cardinal marks.


Youghal sectored light situated on the western side of the entrance
Image: Michael Harpur


Two channels cross the bar, known as the East and West Bars. Both channels are supported at night by the conspicuous Youghal light tower situated on the western side of the entrance about 250 metres northward of Moll Goggin's Corner. It's light sectors are as follows; White 183°-273° (90°).Red 273°-295° (22°).White 295°-307° (12°). Red 307°-351° (44°). White 351°-003° (12°).

Youghal - Fl WR 2.5s 24m 17/13M position 51° 56.571'N, 007° 50.535'W


Leisure vessels may choose either the East or West channel as convenient. The East is thought to be marginally better for entering under sail and it has slightly more water.


The entrance to Youghal as seen when rounding Capel Island
Image: Burke Corbett


Initial fix location Vessels approaching from the west, and intending to cross the Youghal West Bar, may round Capel Island at a sensible distance, then haul up northward to the West Bar initial fix that is set 200 metres to the west of the Bar Rocks South Cardinal and in the sectored light.

Bar Rocks – South Cardinal Q (6) + LFl 15s position: 51° 54.855'N, 007° 50.053'W

Pass the Bar Rocks marker to starboard, by night entering the white sector of the Youghal Light. From there continue in to pass the West Bar that has a least depth of 1.8 metres LAT situated just under 1 mile south of the Youghal light. From here simply steer for the Youghal Light Tower on a bearing of 300°T for a distance of 1¾ miles.


Youghal Light Tower
Image: Burke Corbett


Initial fix location Vessels approaching from the east, and intending to cross the East Bar, should use Youghal East Bar Initial Fix set ½ a mile north of the Blackball East Cardinal. From here simply steer for the Youghal Light Tower for a distance of 1¼ miles.

Blackball – East Cardinal Q (3) 10s position: 51° 55.334'N, 007° 48.529'W

The east channel, running closely along the north shore, is considered the best channel as it is the deeper of the two with a least charted depth of 2.8 metres. Stay in the channel however as a shallow 1.8 metres LAT section lies immediately south of the fairway 1 mile to the southwest of the East Point.


Moll Goggin's Corner at low water
Image: John Finn


Convergance Point Once across the bars the water deepens to 3 metres, and then 6 to 7 metres in the entrance fairway of the harbour that leads in between East Point, on the east side, and Molly Goggin’s Corner on the west. A vessel should then steer along the western shore of the estuary, standing off a distance of 200 metres as the shoreline dries to the channel and is very steep too.


It dries to the south of Ferry Point and is then shallow over Dutchman’s
Ballast

Image: Michael Harpur


Although the estuary above appears wide, it is narrow and all the depth is on the town side of the river. The east side of the channel dries in the area located to the south of Ferry Point, off the eastern shore, and is very shallow in the Dutchman’s Ballast are that lies south of this drying area.


Moorings off the quays
Image: Burke Corbett


Haven location The harbour consists of a number of quays fronting the town on the west bank of the river. The first berthing option is to pick up one of the 8 visitor moorings available off the town basin, Buttimer Quay, beside the Town Hall. These are provided by Aquatrek Sea Skills the local ISA/RYA training centre. For details (daytime) contact John Griffin Mobile+353 (0)86 8050726 or John Innes Mobile+353 (0)86 8593482.


Town basin alongside Buttimer Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


It is also possible to anchor outside the line of moorings in 6 to 7 metres. The bottom of this ancient anchorage is foul and the use of a tripping line is highly advisable. Vessels mooring here can come ashore and land the dinghy in the basin at Buttimer Quay. This location offers convenient access to the town but it can get rough here in a southerly. Likewise, a vessel can get badly tide-rode here with wind-on-tide conditions and especially so on a Spring ebb.
Please note

Expect a fast running tide alongside the town quays that can make anchoring difficult. Expect spring rates to attain up to 2.6 knots.



Youghal Pontoon
Image: Youghal Online External link


The Town Quay has a landing pontoon adjacent to the pier for charter boats, that can be used on occasions for loading and obtaining water, at night it is marked by a light (FR). The Harbour Masters pontoon can be found at Nealon’s Quay.

Red Bank Pontoon Marker
Image: Burke Corbett


A quieter anchoring option may be had by proceeding ¾ of a mile beyond the Town Quays and past Green’s Quay to the area west of the Red Bank. This area has excellent sand and mud holding and is made clearly identifiable by the special marker Pontoon Fl.Y.5s2M at the southwestern extremity of the Red Bank. Vessels continuing up to this area should take a mid-channel approach to pass a small drying bank that lies 100 metres east of the commercial Green Quay.


Ship alongside Green's Quay
Image: Burke Corbett


It may be possible for the harbour master to find a temporary berth alongside Green's Quay if it is vacant and no ships are expected. Although it is possible to anchor out to the northeast of Green’s Quay it is best to head up to the area just northwest of the Pontoon Marker. Ships use Green’s Quay with surprising frequency and they turn about the bank to come alongside the north end of the quay. Any vessels anchored in this area will either impede that turn or at least be disturbed by the wash from the ship's movement. It is far better to be well out of the way up past the Red Bank marker.


Ferry Point opposite the town
Image: Michael Harpur


In the event of strong southerlies, there is the option to anchor in quieter waters to the north of Ferry Point. This is on the opposite shore at the north side of the finger extending to the point where the yacht club is situated. It is truly a great place to spend a night.


Yachts to the north of Ferry Point
Image: Burke Corbett


Most of the area north of Ferry Point is highly populated with local moorings but there is a hole of water here no bigger than a hundred metres wide with about 8 metres depth in it that is clear. It will require some depth sounder work but once located it is an ideal place to settle down in perfect security and away from the noise of the town. Land at the slip close to the clubhouse or with a stalwart outboard, across the estuary at the town.


The club slip on Ferry Point
Image: Michael Harpur


Upriver from Youghal the River Blackwater is famed for the picturesque beauty of its banks. Although possessing considerable natural advantages it is little used for navigation as about 1½ miles above the town a bridge spans the river with a vertical clearance of 6.5 metres.


Youghal Bridge one and a half miles above the town
Image: John Finn


Vessels with a low airdraft that draw up to 3.7 metres can reach Strancally Castle, located 9 miles above Youghal, where they may lie afloat. As the tide in this part of the river maintains a rise of 4 metres on springs, vessels may ascend above Camphire to Dromana, where there are some deep gullies, with from 3 to 3.5 metres of water.


Why visit here?
Youghal, pronounced yawl, derives its name from the Irish eochaill meaning 'yew woods', which were once plentiful in the area. Set into the estuary of the River Blackwater and standing on the downward slopes of the hills on the west side of the harbour, this is a town of considerable antiquity of which a sizable majority is still well preserved today.


Church of St Mary
Image: Tourism Ireland


Evidence of early human occupation dates back to the Neolithic period as can be discerned by the findings at nearby Newport. Many of the buildings of the town date back to the 5th-century. The Church of Coran, thought to have been founded by St Declan around 450, was in the town's western suburbs. It may have been associated with the important monastery at Ardmore - 7 miles to the east. Likewise, the island monastery of Molana, three miles north of Youghal, was founded in the early 6th-century and it became a great centre of learning and religious reform during the 7th - 10th centuries. The origins of the still existing St Mary's Collegiate Church dates back to that time but the building was rebuilt in Irish Romanesque style, circa 750, a great Norman nave was erected in 1220 and since that time frequently restored.


Town Wall of Youghal today
Image: Public Domain


From the end of the 8th-century Ireland’s coastline was subject to Viking raids and Youghal was no exception. During the 9th-century, it is thought that a Viking settlement has established itself here. They used it more as a 'forward operating base' than a settlement as it was primarily a base to execute raids upon the surrounding wealthy monastic sites as well as those at Lismore. This settlement is likely to have been small and may not have been a permanent foundation but would have been somewhat fortified and probably contained a church. It was however far from insurmountable and in 864 it is known to have been attacked and destroyed by the local powerful Deisi clan. It was recorded that the raiders had reestablished themselves by 945 when a battle with their own kinsmen was recorded to have occurred close outside of Youghal. After the 1014 'Battle of Clontarf', in which Brian Boru's Irish armies defeated the Vikings, hostilities with the Nordics finally ceased and Youghal first took on the mantle of a trading port.


Church of St Mary monument to the 1st Earl of Cork
Image: Tourism Ireland


The Norman Conquest would come in the 12th-century and it would not be long before Youghal was in their sights. This occurred in 1173 when Strongbow, the invasion leader himself, lead a Norman raiding party to plunder Lismore. Whilst returning downriver to secure their spoils to their Waterford base they were surprised at the harbour mouth by the men of Youghal and an Irish fleet out of Cork, including Gaelicised Vikings. The advanced Norman battle technology proved decisive in the battle and the Irish and Vikings forces were defeated. So commenced the Norman period in Youghal and in 1177 King Henry II gave the Youghal area to Robert Fitzstephen who had led the initial 1169 invasion and captured the first major prize Wexford Town.


14th-century Youghal was a fine walled town and one of the main medieval ports
in Ireland

Image: Public Domain


Fitzstephen rebuilt and extended the Viking fortifications of the town and Youghal quickly gained power and influence. King John granted the town a charter of incorporation in 1209 and the settlement soon attracted 'Men-at-arms, traffickers and other adventurers' from Britain. Robert Fitzstephen passed the lands on to his half-brother Maurice Fitzgerald, ancestor of the Earls of Desmond, in 1215. It was he that introduced the Franciscan monastery was founded here in 1224. This would have been the earliest house of that order in Ireland and in the lifetime of St. Francis. In 1268 a Dominican priory founded close to North Gate. All of this accelerated its development and it was soon a busy port that was second only in stature to Bristol as the busiest port in the British Isles. By then the town walls surrounded the important settlement with at least 12 towers. As early as 1275 it is recorded that King Edward I granted a charter to raise taxes for their repair and extension. A beacon tower was constructed in the late 12th-century to the south of the town and the light was tended by the nearby Franciscan convent of St Anne.


Youghal's Historic Town Quays, Green's Dock
Image: Michael Harpur


By 1350 Youghal was a fine walled town and one of the main medieval ports in Ireland that traded with ports all over Europe. The property was conveyed to the Earls of Ormond in the 14th-century and passed back to the Earls of Desmond in 1420. In 1462 Youghal has created one of the Irish 'cinque ports' granting the town special military and trading privileges. Various other privileges were given to Youghal during the medieval period, confirming it as one of the principal ports in Ireland, and it was a port capable of provisioning vessels of all types. Alongside this, a small extension to the walls had been made to the south to create a 'base town' with an adjoining quay. The three main openings in the walls were the Watergate, which opened onto the quays, the North Gate, the principal landward entrance to the town and the Iron Gate at the southern edge. The Iron gate was later called the Trinity Gate and is now the site of the Clock Gate.


Youghal's Clock Gate
Image: Michael Harpur


During the 16th the power and possessions of the Earls of Desmond, the head of the FitzGerald dynasty in Munster and his followers, the Geraldines and their allies, were generating concern and envy in the English administration. Likewise, the Earls or feudal lords did not take kindly to the interference of the Elizabethan English government over the province. Always testing the limits of their power and independence it was the threat of the extension of the powers Elizabethan English government's South Welsh Tewdwr cousins that caused the situation to spiral into open rebellion. Youghal was to feel the brunt of the Second Desmond Rebellion when in 1579 it was sacked by the forces of Gerald Fitzgerald, 15th Earl of Desmond. Desmond had the town's garrison massacred, the English officials hanged and then allowed his soldiers to loot the town.


Myrtle Grove
Image: Mike Searle via CC BY SA 2.0
It was the Elizabethan adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh that was sent to suppress the Desmond Rebellions. He was present at the Siege of Smerwick, where he led the party that beheaded some 600 Spanish and Italian soldiers. In return for his success, Queen Elizabeth I granted Raleigh 40,000 acres of land (16,000 ha circa 0.2% of Ireland) including the towns of Youghal and Lismore. This made him one of the principal landowners of Munster. Youghal, of which he was once town mayor, was the home of Sir Walter Raleigh for short periods during the seventeen years in which he held land in Ireland.

Amongst his acquaintances in the area was the poet Edmund Spenser who, like Raleigh, had been granted land in Munster. They both had limited success in inducing English tenants to settle on their Irish estates. Sir Walter Raleigh is however credited with introducing the potato to Ireland. As noted by Nicholas Hilliard, circa 1585 "Sir Walter Raleigh was Mayor of Youghal in 1588 and 1599 and lived at Myrtle Grove, the Warden's Residence of the Collegiate Church. The first potatoes in Europe were planted in the gardens of Myrtle Grove in 1585. Myrtle Grove's South Gable is where Edmund Spencer is reputed to have written part of his poem The Faerie Queen. The house is not open to the public, except during the summer months when tours are organised."

Sir Walter Raleigh surprising servants by smoking
Image: Public Domain


Another incident recalls how Raleigh was smoking, in the garden of Myrtle Grove, when his servant, never having seen tobacco before, threw water over him fearing that he had been set alight. In 1641 it was garrisoned and defended by the earl of Cork and in 1649 it declared for the parliament and was occupied as his headquarters by Cromwell. As a historic walled seaport town on the coastline of East Cork, and close to a number of beaches, it has been a tourist destination since the mid-19th century.


Town Hall overlooking the estuary close south of Buttimer Quay
Image: Michael Harpur


This is but a taste of the town’s history that has been designated an Irish Heritage Port by the Irish Tourist Board. This is very fitting designation as the downtown area of Youghal is a treasure trove of historic buildings and monuments all set within ancient town walls that are among the best-preserved in Ireland. Today a stone in St Mary's Collegiate Church still bears a historic etched outline of a longboat that marks their time here. It also contains the elaborate tomb of Richard Boyle, 1st earl of Cork, who died in the mid-17th-century. The church is one of the few remaining medieval churches in Ireland to have remained in continuous use as a place of worship.


Historic Youghal guns at the entrance to Town Hall
Image: Michael Harpur


The charter of 1275, granted by King Edward I, for their repair and extension of the wall has paid good dividends as sections of the walls can still be seen. A 450m long stretch remains intact high above the southwest side of the town, with part of the wall-walk accessible from the churchyard. Tynte's Castle is a late 15th-century urban tower house. Sir Walter Raleigh, Myrtle Grove, also survives. In 1777, the town's Clock Gate was built on the site of Trinity Castle, part of the town's fortifications. The Clock Gate served the town as gaol and public gallows. Grim though the thoughts of it are, prisoners were executed by being hanged from the windows of this building until 1837. There are also 17th-century almshouses, constructed by Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork standing solid.


Youghal's Front Strand
Image: John Finn


The Mall House and its promenade were built in 1779, and are now used as Youghal's Town Hall. The town's Water Gate became known as Cromwell's Arch, it was from here that Oliver Cromwell left the country in 1650 following his campaign in Ireland.


Youghal has most everything a coastal cruiser needs
Image: Public Domain


From a boating perspective, Youghal is made for the coastal cruiser. Excellent shelter, provisioning, connections and all just a short distance from the main passageways along the coastline. What it has most is a deep sense of antiquity and built over a short space on the edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a distinctive long and narrow layout that is ideal to experience on foot. The first stop should be to the tourist office so that a plan can be made to take full advantage of this historic town as there are a host of things to see. For younger families, Youghal is also adjoined by a number of fine safe beaches with the 5km long front beach holding two Blue Flags for water quality.

Sunrise over Youghal's Front Strand
Image: Sean O Riordan



What facilities are available?
Once alongside the main town you will be right in the centre of it for shopping. With a town catering for a population of about 7,000, and a catchment area about 10,000, it is an excellent location to provision. Bus Eireann operates a regular service from Youghal to Cork with buses leaving approximately every hour between 07:00 and 23:00. Cork Airport is the nearest airport in the region and is located about 40 minutes drive away from Youghal.


Any security concerns?
Never an issue known to have occurred to a vessel anchored or on moorings in Youghal.


With thanks to:
Burke Corbett, Gusserane, New Ross, Co. Wexford. Photographs: With thanks to John Finn, Raymond Norris, Will McGoldrick, David Brookes, John Berry, Montclaire Kimberley Acadamy, Eugene Mehegan and Youghal on Panoramio.







Aerial overview of Youghal




Youghal Pontoon



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Rodolphe Thimonier wrote this review on Jun 19th 2016:

Nice anchorage almost in city center. Yet the anchorage North of Ferry Point is shallow and the best spots are already occupied by local boats. So, from a draft of 2m, you shall have to anchor almost in the middle of the river, where the tidal currents are strong (several knots on a spring tide) and the boat is exposed to southerly winds/swell. However, the holding is good and the place enjoyable.

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