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Youghal Clock Gate Tower

149 North Main Street | Youghal, Co. Cork, Youghal P36 F982, Ireland
+353 24 20769
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I went yesterday and shirley was our story teller. She was lovely. loved seeing inside the place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Margherita B
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Excellent Kids Tour

We recently visited the Clock Gate with a group of Second Class children and we couldn’t praise the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah M
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Youghal, Co. Cork is a unique place in Ireland’s Ancient East with miles of sandy beach and a rich medieval history. Youghal Clock Gate Tower is the most visible landmark in the centre of Youghal’s Main Street and is newly opened for 2017 as a visitor attraction. Although built in 1777 as a gaol, this story spans 700 years of history. Visit is by way of a guided tour (allow 1 hour) with costumed ‘storytellers’ over 4 floors. Each floor depicts a different era in time and includes a medieval merchant’s dwelling, an 18th Century Gaol, a ‘time keeping floor’ and a former family home. Hear stories of pain, tragedy and rebellion, but also stories of love, friendship and generosity throughout this tour.
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149 North Main Street | Youghal, Co. Cork, Youghal P36 F982, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went yesterday and shirley was our story teller. She was lovely. loved seeing inside the place. Took great pics up on the roof of the tower and ill share them with you guys. Loved every detail of each and every room. Also fun fact:...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for reviewing Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour - and thrilled that you got to be inside the tower when the ancient bell rang. Its pretty special. We will be delighted to view your photographs from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Clock Gate with a group of Second Class children and we couldn’t praise the visit more. The children were highly captivated throughout the visit. The characters are a great addition to the tour and the booklets the children received at the...More

Thank Sarah M
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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time out to review Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We are thrilled that the children enjoyed the tour. We have found that children take on a life-long love of history when they see and hear their local story first. Our Tour...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

An interesting tour, covering the history of the building and its role in the town from the 16th century to the present day, and exploring its role as merchant's store, prison and family home, plus an interesting exhibit about the clock. Good views from the...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the history of the building interesting - we do hope you brought your camera - the views from the roof are spectacular, particularly in this beautiful sunny weather.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting Youghal for years as my mother was born and bred there, so we have walked by this fantastic clockgate many times wondering what it's like inside and what views we could get at the top. Our guide Niall was superb but...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time out to review your tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We are so happy you enjoyed your tour - hope you had your camera - the views are spectacular. We will pass on your kind comments to Storyteller, Nial.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the Clock Gate having walked under it so many times over the years on visits to Youghal. I was intrigued by the tower and our tour was fascinating. It was really interesting to see the tower and learn about the history of it. The...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit,our tour guide was truly fascinating, I could listen to her all day, she was amazing with our two young children by getting them involved in every aspect of the tour,such interesting and heartbreaking facts and stories of the life within the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After years of walking under the clock tower on visits to youghal, I finally got to see inside, we loved the tour and I’m looking forward to returning another day to walk the old walls too.More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time out to review Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and got to see the Clock Gate from the inside. Yes, we can recommend a walk on the Town Walls is fascinating and a...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

My daughter my friend and I spent the afternoon in the Clock Tower and it was so interesting. We were informed what it had been used for in the past. The old clock was interesting to see. there was an amazing view from the top.Well...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time out to review our attraction. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower - we hope you brought your camera and captured the views from the rooftop viewing platform - they are quite spectacular.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic way to learn some history of Youghal, from the reign of Elizabeth 1st through to the last family living there in the 50s. Our guide, Shirley, was great. Incredibly knowledgeable, friendly & funny. The tour was interactive & very interesting plus...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time out to review Youghal Clock Gate Tower and your very kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour and the charming stories associated with Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We can only agree with you - the views...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Youghal Clock Tower is a must visit attraction. It was so interesting to see all the different aspects of its use though the centuries and what they told us about the various eras. The exhibitions were excellent and touched all the senses. The tour...More

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YoughalClockGate, Guest Relations Manager at Youghal Clock Gate Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your very kind review of your visit to Youghal Clock Gate Tower. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the experience -and we will certainly pass on your comments to the guides. We look forward to to your next visit to Youghal Clock...More

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NIcholas P
13 April 2017|
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Response from YoughalClockGate | Property representative |
Tour Times are as follows: October – April Thursday – Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00pm (last tour at 4.00pm) May – September 7 days a week 9.00 am – 6.00pm (last tour at 5.00pm) Bookings may be made via our Youghal Clock Gate... More
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siobhan s
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Thank you for contacting Youghal Clock Gate Tower via tripadvisor. For the period October to March, tours of Youghal Clock Gate Tower take place only on Thursday to Sunday (inclusive) . Tour times are 10.00 am – 5.00pm... More
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