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      14.10.2001 20:39
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      Youghal (pronounced YAWL) is one of Cork's most popular seaside resorts, it is one of the most historic and interesting towns in Ireland being situated at the mouth of the Blackwater one of Ireland's best known salmon fishing rivers, So if you like fishing then here's the place for you. Kink John Granted a huge amount of land to Sir Walter Raleigh. His home, Myrtle Grove still stands there (open to the public). They say it is here he smoked the first cigarette and planted the first potatoes: and who I am I to argue with that!! And of course there is a Hotel called the "Sir Walter Raleigh" and this place has a pub that has music most nights during the touris season. The main street is spanned by an old clock tower. St. Mary's Parish Church has recently been restored to good effect, along with the adjacent town wall. Youghal was once a walled Town. There are several other old abbeys, towers and buildings in the town - If that kind of thing interests you then follow the signposted Town Trail. The film Moby Dick was shot on location here. (who remembers Moby Dick)!! It is quite a busy town,especially in the summer months. Lots of Pubs,and Cafe's and shops. The Beach is about 8 Kilometers long and is nice and Sandy in the most part And if you are brave enough to enter the water....and I have done Brrr! You can enjoy the lovely waves...Only thing though there are some rocks and I think wood that you may not see if the Tide is in (Cant think of the name for the wood....Is it Barriers?) You wont find the usual funfares near the beach as in the English resorts. But they do have Perks fun palace (not sure of the name now_ just about 2 miles from the town Where you will find the usual slot machines and even a 10 pin boling alley! But if you are strapped for cash then the place is nicely out of eyesight for the kids! and you can relax and enjoy sunbathing while the kids have fun in the water!

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