Youghal Clock Gate Tower

Youghal Clock Gate Tower was built in 1777 as a gaol, but its story spans seven hundred years of history. This iconic building has opened its doors again, not as a grim prison, but as a place to explore tales from its fascinating past.

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Youghal, Co. Cork (See Map Below)

Stories of 600 years of “Time” at the historic Youghal Clock Gate Tower - built in 1777 

Youghal Clock Gate Tower was built in 1777 as a gaol, but its story spans seven hundred years of history. This iconic building has opened its doors again, not as a grim prison, but as a place to explore tales from its fascinating past.

Against period backdrops, their storytellers, clad in “Time Costume” will bring you through the surprising life and times of this distinctive site and the many varied characters associated with it throughout the years.

Youghal Co. Cork is a walled seaport town and one of the best preserved examples of a 13th century town in Europe. Youghal Clock Gate Tower occupies the former site of Trinity Castle, one of the five principal fortifications of the late 14th/15th century Walled Town. The large commanding structure of Trinity Castle, straddling the main thoroughfare and dividing it into North and South Main Street, was replaced in 1777 by the present day Clock Gate Tower, having fallen into disrepair.

To-day at Youghal Clock Gate Tower you are invited to journey with storytellers through 600 years of "Time". Youghal Clock Gate Tower holds many stories. Their storytellers, clad in "Time Costume" engage you in stories of life as lived in the Tower in bygone eras. These are stories of pain, tragedy and rebellion, but also stories of love, friendship and generosity.

At the Tower you will hear the sounds, feel the atmosphere and even meet a former resident of Youghal Clock Gate Tower. All of this, under the watchful gaze of the ever present ticking Clock.

A visit to Youghal Clock Gate is a truly memorable experience. 


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Visitor Information

Youghal Clock Gate Tower
North Main Street, Youghal, C. Cork
T. +353 (0)24 207 69
www.YoughalClockGate.ie

 
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OPENING TIMES 2017

Open Daily Round.
Tours provided every hour on the hour during opening times

April - September
Daily 09:00 - 18:00 (last tour 17:00)

October - March
Daily 10:00 - 17:00 (last tour 16:00)

Closed: December 22 to 26 and December 30 to January 6.

Last tour one hour before closing time.

Approx Visit Duration: 60 minutes

Opening Times may be subject to change; check their website for updates.

ADMISSION PRICES 2017

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LANGUAGES
Leaflets Tours are in English. An audio overview on what to expect on the tour is available in French, German and Spanish. Hand-held information boards are also available in French, German and Spanish. 

DINING / REFRESHMENTS

Youghal Clock Gate is located on Youghal’s Main Street and is in close proximity to many fine cafes, restaurants and bars.. 

SHOPPING

Youghal Clock Gate is located on Youghal’s Main Street and gift shopping is available nearby. 

PARKING

Street car parking in Youghal is metered. However, Youghal also has 4 FREE car parks in the town, the nearest to Youghal Clock Gate is at Nealon's Quay adjacent to Youghal Tourist Office. Free coach parking is available in Market Square, adjacent to Booking Office, approx 100 metres from Youghal Clock Gate Tower.

ACCESSIBILITY

Youghal Clock Gate Tower has many steps and stairs and is not suitable for visitors who have mobility, heart or shortness of breath on exertion issues.

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