Youghal is a seaside resort
town in County Cork, Ireland. Sitting on the estuary of the River Blackwater,
in the past it was militarily and economically important. Being built on the
edge of a steep riverbank, the town has a distinctive long and narrow layout.
At the 2002 census the population was 6,597, but the population of its
catchment area is about 10,000.
Since 2000 the town has experienced a
strong decline in its former extensive industrial base, but there are plans for
revitalisation taking advantage of the