Discover all that Ireland's Ancient East has to offer
We're ideally situated for exploring this historic region with so much to see in Youghal and the surrounding towns. This ancient "Historic Walled Port" nestling at the mouth of the magnificent Blackwater River began as the 5th. century monastic settlement of Saint Coran. Discover the beautiful town walls and historic gardens in Youghal or see what else you can visit nearby within Ireland's Ancient East.
20 minute drive: Midleton Distillery, County Cork Films, guides and tastings impart the secret of one of Ireland’s most famous whiskeys. The 15-acre site still features the original kilns and mills, dating back over 230 years.
25 minute drive: Lismore Castle, County Waterford: Some years before he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1602, the explorer Sir Walter Raleigh acquired Lismore Castle. The man had taste. This huge riverside castle estate is a Waterford icon and available for hire by groups or families.
1 hour drive: Copper Coast Geopark, County Waterford: Named after the metal-mining industry that struck up here in the 1800s, this is a particularly beautiful stretch of Waterford’s coast. Declared a UNESCO Global Geopark, the diverse topography here traces tangible Ice Age origins.
3 Night Getaway by the Sea - dinner on 2 nights
Three nights bed & breakfast with 3 course dinner on two nights in our dining room - exceptional value! Enjoy long walks by the sea on miles of sandy beaches in Youghal or cliff walks in Ardmore. Just now 2hrs45mins from Dublin or 4 from Northern Ireland.
One evening meal(Table D'hote 3 course Menu) on the evening of your choice.
Visit the town of Youghal which is steeped in history, and blessed with beautiful beaches and right at the mouth of the river BlackWater, ideal of cruises or fishing trips.The ideal location to explore Counties Cork & Waterford.
Chef David has designed a tasting menu bringing together the sense of tradition and history that is so important in Ahernes. Including the finest fish from the day's catch in Youghal harbour, locally reared beef and lamb, seasonal vegetables, local artisan produce and a delicious array of home baked goods.
2 nights bed & breakfast including the delicious 8 course tasting menu on one night from €190pps. All offers are subject to availability.
Friendliest place in Ireland, and that's saying a lot. Best memory for our 3-week trip. Sorry to ever leave Aherne's.
Excellent friendly staff, really terrific fresh food both in the bar and restaurant, nice selection of wines, comfortable and clean rooms full of character. Altogether a wonderfully relaxing long weekend. Thank you.
Ten out of ten in all aspects. Can't wait for our next visit.
Jim & Julia Webster.