Find out about the rich heritage of the walled town of Youghal that has seen everyone from Cromwell to John Huston pass through it and maybe even William Shakepeare. Nestled at the end of the mighty Blackwater river and looking out to the Atlantic, this town’s location always ensured it would be of great strategic importance for industry, fishing, tourism and militarily. This walk should take no more than an hour, but there’s no hurry and with so much to see and savour along the way, we’d suggest putting aside a bit more time to enjoy it properly. It climbs slightly going up the St. Mary’s Collegiate church, but is by no means a strenuous stroll. Bring good shoes and maybe an umbrella and you’ll be ready to go! Our thanks go to Kieran Groeger, Michael Hackett, Catherine Desmond, Helen Keane, Walter Verling and Clifford Winser for their insightful audio contributions along the way. Look out for Kieran’s ‘Youghal Heritage Trail Souvenir Booklet’ for €4 at the Tourist Office as well as Mick Hackett’s ‘Discover Youghal’ – two great reads. This App was made with funding from The Heritage Council.