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Old 30-09-2019, 10:03 PM
Phantom Spanker Phantom Spanker is offline
 
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Could be buying a gaff in Youghal. Priced out of the city. Is it on the up again? Is it a dead end town? Few nice pubs and cafes? Anyone any insight who's living there now? Is a commute to the city do-able?

I like the idea of the big beach, fresh air, nice scenery and the opening of the greenway there. But a bit worried that it's a still dead-end place that will never recover...
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:09 PM
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IMO Youghal is on the up. They've one of the top cinemas in the country now, an excellent local radio station in CRY Youghal, and there are nice spots for food as as Clancys and Aherns. Good big Tesco up the Waterford end of the town with lots of parking, and there's a SuperValu right in the centre of town.

The Walter Raleigh is thriving and was recently sold by that Meath fella who was running it, it's the place to be if you have an event or just want a good Sunday lunch.

The place is lovely, but as for the commute question, forget about it. That road between Cork and Youghal is an absolute disaster. Anyone travelling to Cork from Middleton, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Youghal, Dungarvan, or Waterford uses it, and it's congested 100% of the time. I use it a lot and its a fucking pain.
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:15 PM
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Everyone I know from Youghal left it.
Just saying like.
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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The commute is a problem alright. I could swing one day from home but that's about it. Probably not much to do but hera I'm aman of simple pleasures.
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Old 30-09-2019, 10:44 PM
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Could be buying a gaff in Youghal. Priced out of the city. Is it on the up again? Is it a dead end town? Few nice pubs and cafes? Anyone any insight who's living there now? Is a commute to the city do-able?

I like the idea of the big beach, fresh air, nice scenery and the opening of the greenway there. But a bit worried that it's a still dead-end place that will never recover...
drive through Youghal about 9pm on a week night in the middle of november with a south easterly blowin in with mist ..you will make your mind up then.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 AM
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drive through Youghal about 9pm on a week night in the middle of november with a south easterly blowin in with mist ..you will make your mind up then.


Funny you say that, cos in the past I've heard places that were desolate or dreary or just lacking any life described as "It's like Youghal on a winter's day"

I think the removal of the railway line killed the place. Stopped day trippers who were bringing vital commerce to the place back in the day, and now it means that anyone wanting to commute by train has to drive to Midleton. Now Midleton is absolutely thriving by comparison.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:11 AM
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Funny you say that, cos in the past I've heard places that were desolate or dreary or just lacking any life described as "It's like Youghal on a winter's day"

I think the removal of the railway line killed the place. Stopped day trippers who were bringing vital commerce to the place back in the day, and now it means that anyone wanting to commute by train has to drive to Midleton. Now Midleton is absolutely thriving by comparison.
Correct Midleton is thriving, Has a lot going for it,
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:30 AM
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Funny you say that, cos in the past I've heard places that were desolate or dreary or just lacking any life described as "It's like Youghal on a winter's day"

I think the removal of the railway line killed the place. Stopped day trippers who were bringing vital commerce to the place back in the day, and now it means that anyone wanting to commute by train has to drive to Midleton. Now Midleton is absolutely thriving by comparison.
Due to increased car ownership and cheap foreign travel Youghal was outdated back in the 1970's. Those days will not be back unless global warming ramps up significally.

There is no business plan for a renewed Youghal railway for at least 50 years due to demographics.


The town centre itself is owned by only a few families who are inward looking and do not have the community spirit that Clon,Kinsale of Kinsale etc have. Youghal has amazing potential and more historical sites than Kilkenny but needs investment. Youghal is fixable but needs vision.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:29 AM
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Due to increased car ownership and cheap foreign travel Youghal was outdated back in the 1970's. Those days will not be back unless global warming ramps up significally.

There is no business plan for a renewed Youghal railway for at least 50 years due to demographics.


The town centre itself is owned by only a few families who are inward looking and do not have the community spirit that Clon,Kinsale of Kinsale etc have. Youghal has amazing potential and more historical sites than Kilkenny but needs investment. Youghal is fixable but needs vision.

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Spot on.
Plenty of potential there. Nicest East Cork town by a country mile.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:15 PM
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Spot on.
Plenty of potential there. Nicest East Cork town by a country mile.
Nicest in what way?

I think Midleton is a nice enough spot albeit it doesn't have the coastline obviously. Midleton has a much more vibrant town centre than Youghal imho. And of course it's nearly 15 miles closer to paradise
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