Our Projects

Built Environment and Streetscapes

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Derelict Shop Refurbishment Programme

In 2019 alone, Youghal Tidy Town undertook the painting of upgrading of seven of the town’s most derelict shop fronts.

See examples of before and after pics.

Encouragement of New Retail/Commercial Interests to Youghal

Youghal has recently seen a resurgence and a new-found confidence in its retail and tourism offering.  Youghal Tidy Towns continues to work with new and existing businesses in providing a warm welcome and openness to work with the business community.  Recent new additions to the retail and commercial offering in the town centre have included:

  • New LIDL Superstore – June 2019
  • Café 108 – May 2019
  • New Aldi Store – November 2018
  • Priory Café – 2018
  • Regal Cinema June 2018

Built Heritage

Youghal Clock Gate Tower

Cork County Council re-opened Youghal Clock Gate Tower as a visitor attraction.  The attraction has gone from strength to strength, with the experience garnering a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from Trip Advisor in 2018 for its consistently 5-star ratings.  Youghal Tidy Towns Committee continues to work with the County Council in maintaining the approaches to the Tower and landscaping the surrounding ‘Gaol Steps’, which lead to the historic 13th century town walls. 

 St. Mary’s Collegiate Church & 13th Century Town Walls

 The Raleigh Quarter in Youghal, formerly known as The Historic Quarter of Youghal is truly the gem in Youghal’s built heritage.  The area consists of the internationally acclaimed St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, (the oldest Church in Ireland still in continuous use), the 13th Century Medieval Town Walls (the longest upstanding town walls in the republic of Ireland), as well as gardens and graveyard.  Cork County Council has consistently worked with agencies including Fáilte Ireland and the Heritage Council of Ireland in conserving and opening these areas to the public.  Youghal Tidy Towns partner with the Council in keeping the surrounding areas of these magnificent grounds litter free and appealing to visitors.

Youghal Lighthouse

Youghal Lighthouse

The Summer of 2019 will see the gates of Youghal Lighthouse open to the public to capture views of stunning Youghal Bay.  Youghal Tidy Towns sees this project as being of huge importance to the Tidy Towns efforts, with the lighthouse hill a key focus of our efforts in terms of litter control and hanging baskets.