The official launch of the Historic Towns Initiative took place in Custom House in Dublin on Thursday 21st of February 2013 by Minister Jimmy Deenihan.The three towns taking part in the initiative are Listowel, Westport and Youghal. Mayor of Youghal, Cllr Michelle Hennessy and Cllr Mary Linehan Foley represented Youghal town council at the event. Also in attendance were Deputy Sandra McLellan and archaeologist Catherine Desmond.
Archaeologist Catherine Desmond, Deputy Sandra McLellan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, Mayor of Youghal Michelle Hennessy and Cllr Mary Linehan Foley.
Youghal Heritage Town: One of the remaining towers on the landward side of Youghal. The construction of Youghal town walls can be dated to approximately 1250 AD. The earliest upstanding remains of the town wall are from the period of Anglo-Norman settlement. PIx: YOL