Youghal Heritage Trail

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Youghal Heritage Trail is a 2.3 kilometer loop trail located near Youghal, Cork, Ireland and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

2.3 km
32 m

kid friendly



Find out about the rich heritage of the walled town of Youghal that has seen everyone from Cromwell to John Huston pass through it and maybe even William Shakepeare. Nestled at the end of the mighty Blackwater river and looking out to the Atlantic, this town's location always ensured it would be of great strategic importance for industry, fishing, tourism, and militarily. This walk should take no more than an hour, but there's no hurry and with so much to see and savor along the way, we'd suggest putting aside a bit more time to enjoy it properly. It climbs slightly going up the St. Mary's Collegiate church, but is by no means a strenuous stroll.