Youghal Clock Gate Tower

Youghal Clock Gate Tower is an iconic building located in the charming seaside resort town Youghal in East Cork. A popular attraction on Ireland’s Ancient East, the former gaol is the most visible landmark in Youghal town.

Built in 1777, its story spans 600 hundred years of history. Once closed to the public, the distinctive building reopened its doors in 2017– this time not as a grim prison, but instead as a place to explore the tales of its fascinating past.

Each of the 4 floors of the Tower brings as unique a story as the era it depicts. The storytellers' guide of Youghal Clock Gate Tower is a series of wonderful stories and tales of "Time". Storytellers clad in "Time Costume" will journey with you and engage you in life as lived in the Tower in a bygone era. A trip to Youghal is incomplete without a visit to this unique historic structure.  

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