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Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Youghal August 26th 2009

We decided, even after our success, to take the bus to Youghal because we had to be there by 2 PM and didn't want to risk it. We were going to be couch surfing with Victor and his roommate Yoel in Youghal. Yoel is pronounced like you would say Yole and Youghal is pronounced like you'd say Y'all. This strange mix of things became a highlight of our trip....Yoel from Youghal. Neither was a native or Ireland though. Victor was from Spain and Yoel was from Honduras. Youghal is a small town with little going on, but in Irish history it is a very important site. It is on the coast and used to be one of the most important ports of Ireland because of its access to the Blackwater River (yes, it is black). But ... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Youghal February 25th 2006

This past weekend I went to Youghal (pronounced Yawl) and Cobh (pronounced Cove) in East Co. Cork. I stayed Friday night at Evergreen House in Youghal. It was really lovely. A family lived in one part of it and rented rooms in the other part. There was a four-year old girl named Ella, a ballerina, and a two-year old named Oscar, who wore a little monkey hat. They had a really nice garden and the house was right against the ocean. It was cold and windy Saturday morning, but wandering around the beach of Youghal was just beautiful. The mother from Evergreen House was going to drive me to Midleton, but then I just decided since it was a nice day to go to Fota Island and Cobh afterwards by train. I spent a good deal ... read more
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