Arrive at Quality Hotel Youghal for check in at 3.00pm – unpack and settle in with a nice refreshing drink at The Coast Bar and now you are set up for a 2 days stay in Youghal.
Redbarn beach is just paces away from your door, so a trip to the beach is very much in order. Once refreshed from your swim and the kiddies have made their castles it’s time to explore. We suggest a trip to Youghal Visitor Centre situated on Market Square in Youghal Town Centre. (large car park to the rear) Here you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and given all the help and advice you need to enjoy your stay in Youghal. Pick up a few of the very informative pamphlets for study later on. Check out Youghal Heritage Centre housed within the Visitor Centre – this is a very interesting exhibition hall protraying the history of the town, the characters who made it what it is, and other interesting pieces. Tom Thumb’s glove is a big hit with the kids!
We suggest that you now walk through Youghal Town starting at Youghal Craft & Design Centre on South Main Street- a visitors map is available FREE at the Visitor Centre- – browse through the myriad of works by local artists, potters and craft workers then have some some light refreshments in the charming onsite cafe – sit by the window, watch the world go by and plan the next 2 days! Continuing north from the design centre and under the infamous Clock Gate you will see the colourful sign of Crazy Glazing. You must go in. At Crazy Glazing you all paint a piece of pottery of your choice – paints and pots supplied – the items are fired – and you collect your creation the next day – a true souvenir of your 1st day in Youghal.
Hungry? It’s time to dine, on your first night we suggest a 5 minute drive to Clancys Restaurant & Bar, The Strand. Clancy’s, once known, in a bygone era, as the Railwayman’s Bar, is famed in song and story (Johnny Jump-up song by Jimmy Crowley). The decor here is amazing, I won’t spoil the surprise, but the kids will be in awe! Sit by the window overlooking the sea and enjoy dining from a menu offering great choice for all appetites.
If the children are not ready for bed yet, there is one more treat – a night at Youghal Greyhoud Track. There is nothing quite like the excitement and speed of greyhound racing. The track is on your way back to The Quality Hotel. Admission to the track is FREE in July & August. Enjoy a little flutter on the doggies among yourselfes – its only fun!
After a busy day yesterday a relaxing breakfast followed by an swim in the tide or at your Club Vitae pool is in order.
Take a trip to town and do a little shopping perhaps, pop into Fantastic Flavours for an icecream with a difference, or call to Tom Scott where the kids can buy their souvinirs or gifts for their friends back home – Tom does a nice line in Teddy Bears!
We are going to take a little tip out of Town – to Ardmore Open Farm. This is a 20 minute drive from Youghal on the N25 and is well signposted. Ardmore Open Farm is a haven for children with endless hours of fun and activity for all ages. At the farm you will get to meet all the farmyard favourites as well as many rare breeds of animals. Hot meals, home baked goods, light refreshments and a large selection of wines are all available at the farm café. Picnics are also welcome with outdoor seating areas provided. You will enjoy Ardmore Open Farm
On your return journey to Quality Hotel a stop off at Perks Entertainment Centre is very much a necessity. Perks, specialists in the art of fun-making, cater for kiddies of all ages and is a known memory maker for all kiddies.
When Perks has whetted the appetite its time for Dinner back at The Coast Bar in the Quality Hotel for a relaxed meal in a friendly atmosphere, topped off with a nice glass of wine….no driving.
We know you will enjoy your 2 day trip to Youghal.