Crystal and the round tower
Youghal is set right on the border between counties Cork and Waterford, and a trip to the Waterford city shouldn't be missed. The drive along the main road passes by the beautiful resort of Ardmore (and its spectacular beaches, headland, 1400 year old round tower and church), through the market town and harbour of Dungarvan and then skirts the southern foothills of the impressive Comeragh mountains. There are many diversions you could take, and a full guide book is recommended. In under and hour you'll be approaching the world famous Waterford Crystal factory , for its fascinating guided tour. A little further on is Waterford city centre - one of Ireland's oldest cities, Waterford has a history of continuous habitation since 852, when the Vikings established a settlement there. Daily walking tours are arranged that bring the to life. Waterford also has interesting and diverse shopping, major stores and local specialists too.