youghal-clock-gate-towerRedbarn beach is situated in close proximity with the town of Youghal, where past meets present at the mouth of the picturesque River Blackwater. It is one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland today, combined with a modern seaside holiday resort.

Following in the footsteps of Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spencer and Sir Richard Boyle, the visitor is taken through the main streets, spanned by the 18th century clock tower, where Victorian shopfronts stand shoulder to shoulder with 13th and 16th century dwellings.

Further afield, East Cork and Cork City (3rd Top City in the World to visit in 2010 according to Lonely Planet) have a wealth of historical and maritime inheritance and many exceptional attractions, which make it an ideal hub for interesting and fun-filled activities for both adults and children.

These include heritage centres, historic houses, museums, designated Irish heritage towns, beautiful gardens, galleries, castles and churches and family friendly attractions.
There is so much to see in East Cork and Cork City, and luckily most of these places are on Redbarn’s doorstep.