Thursday, 18 March 2010

TOWN WALLS of YOUGHAL

TOWN WALLS of YOUGHAL

Had a walk around the Town Walls of Youghal during a recent visit; amazingly, had never done it before. Again, I don't think they, like most of the attractions in the town, are well enough publicised, though the local bodies do their bit.

The walls date from the 13th century – confirmed by a charter of King Edward 1. The walls once surrounded the town on the shoreline as well as inland.


Despite a partial collapse in recent years, much of the inland portion remains and you can walk along part of it and enter one of the watch towers, the walk providing good views over the town and out into the bay.





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