Youghal’s Iconic Clockgate Tower Open to the Public Over Midterm


Now is the perfect time to reconnect with your local heritage and experience all of what Youghal has to offer.
From the 15 – 18 February Youghal’s iconic Clockgate tower will open its doors to the public.
A unique building in Irelands Ancient East, the tower holds many stories of pain and rebellion, love friendship and generosity.
For hundreds of years people have trekked through Youghal to barter, celebrate marriages and resolve disputes.
Viking traders, Norman settlers, Elizabethan adventures and Cromwellian soldiers all played a part in creating a busy and attractive town.
For much of that period Youghal’s Clockgate bore witness to the events, now the Clockgate tour guides retrace their footsteps recounting the history of their ancestors to tourists.
There is no end to the rich history of this East Cork town with many gems of exploration hidden in plain sight.
A visit to the Clockgate will reveal the many hidden charms and untapped potential to be found, in the oldest gateway into the country, at what was once the second biggest commercial port in the British Isles.
Booking can be made by calling (024) 20769 or by emailing