Step into a piece of Ireland’s unique history when you visit Youghal’s Raleigh Quarter. This is a hidden gem of Ireland’s Anciest East . This hidden gem, set in Youghal’s historic centre, has been carefully restored over many years and tells the story of Youghal – the good, the bad and the never before told….
On a trip to the Raleigh Quarter you can take in a:
1.Tour of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church ( Choice of Tour available:
(i) a personally guided tour – experienced tour guides/storytellers take you through the fascinating history.
(ii) a self guided audio tour – Eavesdrop on the virtual Roe family as they talk about the history of the church and their own family memories.
(iii) a visit to the interactive interpretive centre – follow the time line of 1220 to-date – see the archaeological dig of 2014.
This whole experience is absolutely absorbing and suitable for all ages.
2.Study the scale model of 1588 Youghal Medieval Town
3.Stroll around our ancient Graveyard Trail
4.Walk our 13th century Town Walls, soaking in panoramic views of Youghal
5.Sit and bide a while in the stunning medieval gardens
6.Adjacent to St. Mary’s Collegiate Church is the former Medieval College, founded in 1464 by Thomas Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond. The College is now home to “Enterprise Youghal” and also The Raleigh Quarter Art Studios – Visit the artists, of various genre, at their busy workshops – perhaps pick up a piece of their unique creations.
A trip to the Raleigh Quarter is a step back in time and a different world.