Sunday, 3 October 2021

Returning to Youghal
in the ‘Church Review’

A two-page feature on Youghal, Co Cork, in the October 2021 edition of the ‘Church Review’

Patrick Comerford

The October edition of the Church Review, the Dublin and Glendalough diocesan magazine edited by the Revd Nigel Waugh, Rector of Delgany, Co Wicklow, was distributed in parishes and churches throughout Dublin and Wicklow this morning [3 October 2021].

My monthly feature in the Church Review this month is a two-page spread (pp 12-13) looking at the charms of Youghal, Co Cork, including the mediaeval parish church, Saint Mary’s Collegiate Church, the Clock Tower, the legends about Sir Walter Raleigh, including the introduction of potatoes and tobacco to Ireland, the election of the first Jewish mayor in any town on these islands, and recollections of the writer and journalist Claud Cockburn.

I have happy but blurred memories of visiting Youghal from Cappoquin during my childhood years, and so it was a pleasure to rediscover Youghal during this year’s summer ‘road trip.’

Many people are familiar with the charms of West Cork, but the attractions of this part of East Cork are often overlooked.

But – more about Youghal on this blog tomorrow [4 October 2021].

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