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 WaterfordSome 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.