See also:town and watering-place of
See also:Ireland, on the W. side of the
See also:Blackwater estuary, and on the Cork &
See also:Youghal branch of the
See also:Southern & Western railway, 264 m . E. of Cork . Pop . (1901) 5393• The collegiate
See also:church of St Mary, in the later Decorated
See also:style, was erected in the 1th century, but rebuilt in the 13th, and since that
See also:time frequently restored . It contains a beautiful
See also:monument to the 1st
See also:earl of Cork . The
See also:college was founded by an earl of Desmond in 1464 . There are still a few fragments of the Dominican friary founded in 1269 . The
See also:Gate (1771) is noticeable, and portions of the old walls are to be seen .
See also:Grove was formerly the residence of
See also:Sir Walter Raleigh . He was mayor of Youghal in 1588-8g, and is said to have first cultivated the potato here . The
See also:harbour is safe and commodious, but has a
See also:bar at the mouth . At the N. extremity of the harbour the
See also:river is crossed by a
See also:bridge on wooden piles .
See also:principal exports are corn and other agricultural produce; the imports are
See also:timber and
See also:slate . Coarse earthenware and bricks are manufactured .
See also:Fine point-
See also:lace commanding high prices is made by the Presentation Sisters . The Blackwater is famous for salmon, and
See also:sea-fishing is important . The Strand, the
See also:modern portion of the town, has all the attributes of a seaside resort . Youghal (Eschaill, " the
See also:wood ") was made a settlement of the Northmen in the 9th century, and was incorporated by
See also:John in 1209 . The Franciscan monastery, founded at Youghal by
See also:FitzGerald in 1224, was the earliest
See also:house of that
See also:order in Ireland . Sir Roger
See also:Mortimer landed at Youghal in 1317 . The town was plundered by the earl of Desmond in 1579 . In 1641 it was garrisoned and defended by the earl of Cork . In 1649 it declared for the parliament, and was occupied as his headquarters by
See also:Cromwell . It sent two members to parliament from 1374 till the Union, .after that only one down to 1885 .
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.