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Youghal

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Things to do: sightseeing, theme parks, historic sites
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 town's unique assets. As a historic walled seaport town on the coastline of east Cork, it has many historic buildings and monuments within its ancient town walls, and has been designated as an Irish Heritage Port by the Irish Tourist Board. It remains a popular tourist destination.NameThe name Youghal comes from the Irish Eochaill meaning "yew woods", which were once plentiful in the area. Older anglicisations of this name include Youghall, Yoghel and Yochil.Youghal is also the name of a townland area in north County Tipperary.An alternative history for the name is that it is the Anglicized spelling for the name of Eochu Liathain. Eochu Liathain is the eponymous ancestor of the Ui Liathain who ruled this area from around 600AD until the English/Norman invasion. The area of Youghal (EOCHU) was part of the Ui Liathain domain and fell under control of the Ui Meic Caille. The Anglo Norman Administration identified Youghal to Inchquin as the cantred Ui Glaissin (Glashan, Gleason, Gleeson) a family of the Ui Meic Caille and the area adjoining it as the Barony Imokilly (Ui Meic Caille) Youghal north Tipperary may share the same derivation as it is found in the Aradh Tire of this same ancient Ui Liathain territory.
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