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Youghal Bay

Take to the sea….

In 1631 pirates of all nations swarmed the sea entering Youghal Harbour.  The most notorious was a seaman called “Nutt”.  Legend has it that he buried kegs of gold on “Capel Island”, in the Bay.

Silver of the Sea Leading to Capel Island
Pic Credit: D. Heaphy

Happily,  “Nutt” is no longer with us and, alas, neither is the hidden gold!    However, the treasures now in Youghal Bay are in its fishing, sailing and surfing.  The recent addition of 8 new Visitor Moorings and Harbour Pontoon offer great opportunities for our seafaring visitors to explore Youghal Bay.  A Deep Sea Fishing Expedition is a great adventure and will give all our angling enthusiasts a great chance to bring something exciting home for tea, after a smashing day out on Youghal Bay.  John & Gavan of Sea Hunter provide such days, why not contact them – you’ll be glad you called!

If you prefer a simple dilly dally on the Bay, Tony Gallagher, of Blackwater Cruises also offers trips on the Bay (weather permitting)  on board his sea worthy “Maeve Og”.    Youghal Sailing Club is a very lively and active club and new members are always welcome.  Give them a call.

Youghal Bay activities are all a far cry from Pirate “Nutt’s” time, but they are equally as adventurous and far more enjoyable.