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Youghal Clock Gate Tower

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North Main Street, Youghal, Cork,
Ms Sinead Goggin
T: +353(0)2420769

A building holding many stories of pain, tragedy, rebellion, but also stories of love, friendship and generosity that are universal and timeless. Visit the iconic tower where storytellers will help you see it in a fascinating light.

A visit to Youghal Clock Gate Tower is a journey in Time – “Time” being the operative word here. It is a look into a unique world and time span of 600 years in Youghal. From its time as a store house back in the 1500s through its era as town gaol and finally as a family home, Youghal Clock Gate Tower is the ever present structure in Youghal straddling North & South Main Street.

A tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower is a very visual and tactile experience – the costumed storytellers, clad in the “Time Costumes” will journey with you through the various eras and let you see, hear and feel the atmosphere of what is a most unusual but fascinating building.

A pre-tour audio guide of Youghal Clock Gate Tower is available on the tower’s website and it is recommended that that a visitor tune into this audio in order to get a flavour of what to expect, without spoiling the surprise of what’s inside.