Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Youghal Draft Town Text (dmb)

Youghal is a small town (6000 population) and traditional port at the mouth of the Blackwater River on the South Coast of Ireland with well preserved medieval walls. In the sixteenth century Sir Walter Raleigh owned a fine mansion and College. Today, by-passed, the town has a still heavily trafficked but attractive shopping street, featuring a medieval city gate (the Clockgate Tower). Beyond the walls lie a new residential town and seaside resort.

Baedeker 1906 Gross Britannien (G) p.482
Photos dmb from 2009 visit

Youghal city walls
trafficed shopping Youghal
Shopping street Youghal 
Raleigh's Mansion