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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Due to increased car ownership and cheap foreign travel Youghal was outdated back in the 1970's. Those days will not be back unless global warming ramps up significally.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, 08:38 AM
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Certainly a VERY historic town which alas is very under-sold.

Heard that before regarding the town centre owners being very against change - maybe that's what preserved much of the historic sites
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:54 AM
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Certainly a VERY historic town which alas is very under-sold.

Heard that before regarding the town centre owners being very against change - maybe that's what preserved much of the historic sites
The historic sites are and were always protected. They own the majority of the existing commercial property and have zero ambition.

It does have huge historical potential and look at Cobh which went into huge decline after the liner traffic ended in the 1950's and is now full of tourists and tourist related spin-off industries.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:55 AM
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Lovely new gaff available right across from the Venue bar and Lounge for a snip at 425k.

You're welcome.

https://www.daft.ie/cork/houses-for-...-cork-2278685/

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:02 AM
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The historic sites are and were always protected. They own the majority of the existing commercial property and have zero ambition.

It does have huge historical potential and look at Cobh which went into huge decline after the liner traffic ended in the 1950's and is now full of tourists and tourist related spin-off industries.


Cobh centre was almost derelict a few years back and was primarily a dormer town thanks to a railway line that they never closed (mercifully). The Titanic bar injected some Irish tourism for a while and of course the odd liner was good for the town.
The Spike Island tourism has been a huge fillip for the place now and Cobh is bit by bit regaining some prestige but it'll be years before it gets anywhere near what it was.

There is HUGE potential in Cobh and Youghal but neither is a place I'd like to live in at the moment. Who knows what could happen in 10 years time with a change in political circumstances and a decent Cork based politician.

Though I gather Leo is quite fond of East Cork
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:10 AM
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I waa surprised a few weeks back to see a group of winos drinking on the bench by the Wan Fu accross from the off licence.
I hadnt seen street drinkers in cobh before.

Does youghal have street drinkers or junkies?
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:24 AM
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Looking at the place for a move back in 3-5 years time.
It definitely seems to be on the up though, as MerchEnnis said, Walter Raleigh is a lovely spot, Clancy's, Aherne's and the Italian gaff do decent food too.

The Nook is a great pub.

There was/is a gaff for sale on the Beach too, massive job done to it, completely modernised it but they were looking for the bones of half a mill for it. Too much.
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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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