Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the list of frequently asked questions below. If you need any further assistance please contact us.

Q. How do I experience The Youghal Clock Gate Tower?

Visit is by pre-booked guided tour.

Q. How can I book a Guided Tour?

Tours may be booked online here or in person at Youghal Tourist Office. For greater tour time choice online booking is advisable.

Q. How long should I allow for a tour of Youghal Clock Gate Tower?

Allow 1 hour for your tour. It is recommended that you assemble at the Clock Gate Steps 5 minutes before your Tour is due to commence.

Q. What can I do in advance of my tour?

Youghal Visitor/Heritage Cenrtre is the ideal place to visit in advance of your tour. It gives a wonderful overview of Youghal's rich history.  You can spend as little or as long as you like exploring the many artefacts and models of historic Youghal.
Entry is FREE!

The Heritage centre is located within the Tourist Information Office on Market Square also point of Youghal Clock Gate Tower Ticket Office. 

Q. Is Youghal Clock Gate Tower open to large group tours?

Maximum number in a guided tour is 20 people.

Q. Is it possible to book a group tour online?

Yes it is possible, however, for large tour groups (greater than 20) it is recommended that you contact the booking office – telephone: 00353 24 20769.

Q. What supports are available for non-English Speakers?

The following supports are available for Spanish, German & French Speakers:

  • An audio overview of what to expect on the tour.
  • Hand-held information boards.

Q. Is a tour of Clock Gate Tower suitable for school children?

Very much so – The story of Youghal Clock Gate Tower is so unique and will be enjoyed by schoolchildren of all ages – and their teachers!

Q. Does the tour incorporate access to the viewing platform at the top of the building?

Yes, your tour incorporates the rooftop platform, with panoramic views of Youghal Town and Harbour. 
Terms and conditions apply as follows: 

  • 6 people plus guide at any one time.
  • Children are permitted; however, each child must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 18 years. The safety of the child rests with the responsible adult.
  • A visit to the rooftop viewing platform is also weather dependant.

Q. Can I park near Youghal Clock Gate Tower

Street parking in Youghal is metered, however, Youghal has 4 FREE carparks in the town, the nearest to Youghal Clock Gate is at Nealon's Quay adjacent to Youghal Tourist Office.

Q. What else can I do while in Youghal?

Youghal Heritage Town, is both a modern seaside resort and one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland today. –It is a distinct and unique place, blending a modern town centre, teaming with tangible historic character and curiosity, complemented by the beaches and waterside amenities of a seaside suburb.

There is always something to do in Youghal. Why not check out our Top 10 Things To Do in our website.

On you will see the variety and range of options open to you what ever your interests and tastes.

Q. Where is Tour starting point?

Tours begin promptly, on the hour.   It is imperative that you are in position at the entry gate to the tower 5 minutes before the tour is due to start.  For ease of movement, visitors are asked to remain outside the gate until greeted here by your storyteller.