Dating back to at least 1250 and built to preserve and protect our Town, Youghal Town Walls, are the most intact and complete Town Walls in the Irish Republic. Approximately 12feet high and 4 feet wide these walls surround our Medieval Town from Myrtle Grove, once home to Sir, Walter Raleigh Quarter, running west and curving south to the Iconic Clock Gate.
With the assistance of funding and advice from the Irish Walled Towns Network, under the auspices of the Heritage Council, our ancient Town Walls have been sensitively restored and repaired and are now open to the public.
A Town Wall Walk is step back in time in the footsteps of the great, the good and the not so good, who forged our history. Access to the Walls is best achieved via the Raleigh Quarter.
On the Town Wall Walk, with St. Mary’s Collegiate Church and historic graveyard trail beneath you, you will have panoramic views of Youghal Town which are breath-taking. The walk leads you on to the “sallyport” which takes you down through the splendid St. Mary’s College Gardens, laid out in the same manner as it was centuries ago. Bring your camera. The Town Wall Walk forms part of the Raleigh Quarter experience and admission is FREE. Allow about 2 hours to appreciate the entire activity.