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Take a walk along the promenade for some fantastic coastal views. If you've seen the movie "Moby Dick" starring Gregory Peck, you have already seen the lighthouse. Youghal stood in for New Bedford, Massachusetts in the classic film.
Tynte's Castle is located on the east side of North Main St., Youghal, in the northeast corner of the walled area that formed the medieval town. It is a very dominate feature. Tynte's is a Tower house currently be restored. These structures were primarily defensive strongholds for the protection of the merchants family, vassals and goods; and as a secondary function were a display of the wealth of ingenuity of their owner. Tynte's is one of the last remaining such houses.
When it is fully restored, there will be historically acurate static displays and a wealth of information of a bygone age.
Youghal is a very old and historic town. It once was surrounded by a protective wall to keep out the invaders. Parts of the wall are still there! St. Mary's church is an old church(still used) up on a hill above Youghal.
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When in Youghal, stop by Moby Dick's for a pint or three. Named for the film by John Houston and starring Gregory Peck, parts of the movie were filmed in town. The pub, which has been in the Linehan family for a few generations, became popular with the cast and crew while filming. Old photos and autographs line the walls. We met the proprietor, Paddy Linehan a few years ago. As people come in, he hands out little leaflets with information on the history of the pub(he has them in several languages, and knows immedietly who's a tourist and who's a local).
Much to our surprise, he recognized us a few years later when we visited again. No small feat for a man well into his 80's that meets and greets hundreds, if not thousands, of travelers every year.
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Near Youghal, but in County Waterford, the Abbey is on the site of an island monastery, dating from the 6th century. The windows, of a especially fine, lancet construction, are a delight. It is said to be the last resting place of Raymond Le Gros who died in 1186.
The abbey is situated in the grounds of Ballynatray House which is partially open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 to 4.30 between Easter and the 1st October.
You can drive to Blarney, near Cork City. There, you can kiss the Blarney Stone if you so desire and view a beautiful river there near the castle. Go to the Blarney Woolen Mills nearby for shopping for sweaters, pottery, china and the like. Very nice!!
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Browsing the shops and restaurants on the main street of town.
Fondest memory: Walking on the beach with my Grandson.