Travellers Choice 2021 Awards

Quality Hotel Youghal are delighted to be recognised as a 2021 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award winner. The hallmarks of the Travellers Choice Awards are remarkable service, fantastic experiences, quality and value. They are based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from around the globe.

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General Manager, Allen McEnery, commented, “The entire team at the hotel are absolutely delighted to be a winner again with the Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards, especially in what has been such a difficult year. We are thrilled to see so many of our colleagues in the local leisure industry also being recognised in the 2021 Awards. This highlights the importance of tourism for the area. I would like to thank our staff sincerely for their dedication and hard work that has made this award a reality.

We look forward to welcoming you back in June and to continue to deliver the highest standards of service in our self-catering facilities. Families are our most important customers, and we will be pulling out all the stops again to ensure that all health and safety practices are in place for your protection during these uncertain times.  


La Petite Creperie – is coming soon!

Located on the sun terrace at Quality Hotel Youghal, La Petite Creperie is soon to be an additional delicious pop-up food offering for guests visiting Redbarn Beach. Customers can enjoy high-quality food at reasonable prices at La Petite Creperie – who serve the best crepes and waffles in town (both sweet and savoury)! Also on the menu are frappes, lattes, milk shakes, soft drinks and ice creams.

The choice of food available of visitors to Redbarn is second to none. Happy Grillmore’s is operating his well-established take-away and offers a scrumptious choice of all your favourites, such as buttermilk chicken burgers, sizzling steaks, beer-batter fish and chips.  Happy Bakemore’s is open on the Sun Terrace daily from 10 am, serving coffee, delicious desserts, cakes, pastries and yummy confectionary!  Authentic Napoli Pizzas will be fully operational for take-away for June, July and August, AND we now have La Petite Creperie too! You can enjoy all these wonderful food choices on the sun terrace at Quality Youghal, looking out over the  Redbarn’s Blue Flag beach and Youghal Bay.  
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La Petite Creperie pancake menu

Creperie in Youghal menu

Looking forward to welcoming you back!

We are delighted to let you know that here at Quality Hotel Youghal, we will be opening ALL our self-catering accommodation from 2nd June. This includes our Holiday Homes and two-bedroom Apartment Suites. The Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar will remain closed for 2021. 

Part of any great holiday includes being able to enjoy good food and we have this covered! Our Head Chef, Kieran, has set up ‘Happy Grillmore’s’ pop-up kitchen just outside the hotel. He serves a scrumptious choice of all your favourites, such as buttermilk chicken burgers, sizzling steaks, beer-batter fish and chips, and much more besides. If it’s a sweet tooth and coffee you crave, Happy Bakemore’s is serving delicious desserts, pastries, and cakes on the sun terrace daily from 10 am.   Opening shortly is Nuno’s Crêperie, another pop-up delight for the terrace. Additionally, our authentic Napoli Pizza oven will be fully operational for take-aways for June, July, and August.

Here, at the Quality Hotel Youghal, our priority is the health and safety of our guests. Covid-19 is still with us and not everyone will be fully vaccinated by the summer. Our decision not to open the hotel, restaurant, and bar this year is based on the positive feedback from our 2020 visitors. They noted that they were more at ease knowing the facilities were not open and their children would be safer in the controlled environment of self-catering accommodation.

Club V Leisure Centre will open for members only from 2nd June. (Please book in advance) The Leisure Centre will not be available for our self-catering guests initially (subject to review). This is because numbers would be too high for the required self-distancing safety measures.

We wish you good health and well-being and look forward to welcoming you back to Redbarn  this summer.

From Allen McEnery, General Manager, and all the team at the Quality Hotel Youghal.

Self-catering accommodation is currently available to rent in May for essential travel and workers seeking accommodation in the area.  Please call 024 93050

For any queries, please email or tel. 024 93050. Our emails and phone lines will be monitored from Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Looking forward to the summer

Book your summer self-catering break today!

family fun staycationsOur self-catering holiday homes & apartments are ideal for your home-from-home Staycation. We have 3-day, 5-day and weekly packages available – and all at a perfect location for getting everyone outdoors for some good old-fashioned fun on the beach!

With the current Pandemic, it is difficult to know what will happen during the summer months and what restrictions will be in place. However, you can now book your summer self-catering break and rest assured of our flexible cancellation policy
relative to Covid-19.
We have a wonderful safe environment here at Redbarn with wide open spaces, fresh sea air and a Blue Flag Beach on our doorstep. We look forward to the summer months ahead in the not-too-distant future. The new Boardwalk to Youghal is very nearly completed and this will be an added attraction for your Staycation at Redbarn.
When restrictions ease, Happy Grillmore will be operating his fantastic take-away from right outside the hotel. Additionally, the Coffee Dock (Happy Bakemores) will be operating on the Sun Terrace serving coffee, cakes, and yummy confectionary. We will let you know when the Bar and Restaurant will open when the information becomes available.
Failte Ireland Safety charterYour safety is our priority. Be reassured that our staff are working incredibly hard to ensure that all our self-catering units are maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness. Training is on-going and we are fully compliant with the Failte Ireland COVID-19 S
For further information, visit our website
or call us on 024 93050 ( phone lines available between 10 am. and and 4 pm. Monday to Friday)



October & Midterm Self-Catering Breaks for Corkonians!

Staying in Cork this October

Being the biggest county in Ireland the Republic of Cork has its advantages – you can get away to the seaside from the City or from the suburbs – without leaving the county!

This October we have some great offers in our Holiday Homes. You can enjoy a one-night break from just €159 (Sleeping 6 people!), two nights from €318 and an amazing three-night break from just €360! Add to that the wide open spaces and fresh sea air of Redbarn Beach and your a sure to have some Quality family time!

Call today on 024 93050 or book online here

  • Self-catering breaks in October
  • Halloween holidays 2020
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Our Holiday Homes are fully compliant with the Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter.  All houses will  be deep cleaned and sanitized before arrival and best practice will be observed in relation to all contact with members of the team. Our primary focus is the health and well-being of your family and our staff. Your safety is paramount to us and we will take every action possible to ensure your safety. We ask you to look out for each other and stay safe.

We are delighted to inform you that we are also a Stay and Spend location. This means that our tax paying customers can avail of a maximum of €125 in income tax credits  when they spend up to €625 in our qualifying business  – that’s equal  to 20% of your expenditure!

Quality Youghal – a Stay and Spend location!

We are delighted to let you know that Quality Hotel Self-Catering Accommodation is now registered as qualifying business for the Stay and Spend Scheme.  This scheme  commences on the 1st October and will run until April 30th 2021.

What does this mean? It means that our tax paying customers can avail of a maximum of €125 in income tax credits  when they spend up to €625 in our qualifying business  – that’s equal  to 20% of your expenditure! This amount will be doubled for jointly assessed couples, who can receive a credit up to €250.

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Consumers can submit receipts via the newly updated and easy-to-use Revenue Receipts Tracker mobile app. Where a taxpayer has insufficient income tax liability to fully benefit from the measure, they may still avail of the relief against their USC contributions.


An incredible boost for tourism at the seaside destination of Youghal!

Progress is well underway on the extension to the 400-metre boardwalk from Youghal to Claycastle, it is going to extend by 1.5 km – all the way to Redbarn Beach!

With COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the year, commencement of work on this Cork County Council project was somewhat delayed, but great progress is being made now and it is exciting to see the development snaking its way out to Redbarn.

Once completed, the route will form part of the National Coastal Walking Route, providing a formal pedestrian walkway from Redbarn Beach to Youghal Town Centre. The route stretches along Claycastle Beach to Redbarn Beach, parallel to the reed beds of Ballyvergan Marsh. Ballyvergan Marsh is the largest freshwater coastal marsh in County Cork and accommodates several plant and bird species, it is zoned as a special amenity and is also an important breeding site for migratory birds.

Completion of the route will improve access to Ballyvergan Marsh, enhancing the natural heritage experience of walkers – locals and visitors alike. It will raise awareness to the ecological significance of the area’s unique marsh and coastal zone. Additionally, with the development of the upcoming Midleton to Youghal Greenway (which also passes through Ballyvergan), the Youghal area is going to become even more attractive as a ‘must visit’ destination.

(Development pics courtesy of John Hennessy)

Quality Hotel Youghal 2020 Travelers’ Choice Winner

In the top 10% of Tourism Businesses WORLDWIDE!

Quality Hotel Youghal is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Travelers Choice Award 2020 by the renowned Trip Advisor organization. For several years, the resort has been voted in the top 10 family friendly Hotels in Ireland in Trip Advisor’s Annual Awards listing and this additional accolade is great news for the resort.

Travelers Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) recognizes businesses that earn consistently great user reviews. The winners are among just 10% of all businesses on Trip Advisor worldwide. Proprietor, Allen McEnery, was delighted with the news. Allen commented, “This is a major honour for the hotel and our team, is the culmination of an extensive program of refurbishment and upgrades undertaken over the past few winters. It is also testimony the quality of our service and our staff’s focus on customer care.” Allen went on to note, “This year is difficult for everyone in the tourism sector and I know that many of our regular clientele were disappointed that we did open our hotel and self-catering apartments. We felt the health and safety of our guests and staff was paramount. Nonetheless, many of our past guests were still able to book into our Holiday Homes, which are officially compliant with the Failte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter, and they have been enjoying our magnificent Blue Flag beach and the wide open spaces here at Redbarn.”


Some recent Trip Advisor Reviews

…We were delighted that the restrictions were lifted, and we could leave our county!
This was our second stay at the hotel and it did not disappoint. From start to finish we had a ball. The house and location are fantastic. 2 minutes’ walk to the beautiful blue flag Redbarn beach…. Happy Gilmores food truc, which was open each day outside the hotel, provided restaurant quality food and they cook the best chips I’ve ever tasted!

Fantastic Stay
Just back from three days in Sunny Youghal. QH was ideal for the family. We got a beautiful 4 bed house that was spotless. We were so impressed. It was immaculate with plenty of towels, Pans, Glasses, plates etc. (there was 5 of us) We were a stone’s throw from the beach and blessed with the weather. Sara @reception was a gem to deal with. She was so helpful and gave us some cracking tips on things to do with the Kiddies.Although the facilities were not opened, it did not hinder our stay one bit!

Great Staycation
Really enjoyed our recent stay … The houses were very clean and spacious and just a stroll from lovely Redbarn beach. The staff were so helpful and friendly, from the receptionist at check in to the caretaker on duty. There is a fabulous food van right next to the houses that make really delicious food! Would highly recommend for a lovely beach break!

Beach Getaway
Just spent a few days on the Quality Holiday Homes, was very impressed. The house was very big and kept immaculate. The beach is only a few minutes stroll away. We were blessed with good weather so was an added bonus. I would recommend for those that want to stay close to beach but yet away from the hustle ‘n bustle of a town

Family Holiday 2020
Have to say we had a brilliant time. Reminds me when I was young going on holidays. Kids loved being so close to the beach. The houses where spotless clean and everyone was very friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

Summer Plans for the Quality Hotel, Youghal

News Update re Covid-19

As we are all aware, government measures are currently in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 which means that hotels will not be allowed to reopen until the 20th of July. Here, at the Quality Hotel Youghal, we have been seriously considering the options for the health and safety of our guests post July 20th. We have now taken a tough decision and decided not to open our Hotel, Self-Catering Apartments, Restaurant or Bar for the 2020 Summer Season. Club V Leisure Centre will re-open for members as soon as Government guidelines permit.

Our decision was not taken lightly and was reached through careful deliberation and feedback from customers. We looked at the demographics of our guests, which are primarily Irish families and we had to take their safety first. We realised that it would be impossible to guarantee adherence from children to the necessary measures and social distancing requirements that would prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Nevertheless, our Holiday Homes ARE available to rent from the 20th July. With just our Holiday Homes on offer, we feel that parents will have a much more relaxing holiday break. They will have the wide-open spaces and fresh sea air of Redbarn Beach to enjoy and great family time to look forward to – without having to continually monitor their children’s smallest action. It will be good old-fashioned family fun, like building sandcastles, going for walks on the beach, scampering through Glenbower Woods or even visiting Fota Wildlife Park (which is now open for registered bookings ) or other attractions that may be open, such as Leahy’s Open Farm. There are also a number of take-away options available locally to ensure that everyone gets a holiday!

‘Smell the sea and  feel the sky and let your soul and spirit fly’  Van Morrison.

Building sandcastles with Dad Blue Flag Beach destinationgiraffes in East Cork





Our Holiday Homes will be deep cleaned and sanitised before arrival and best practice will be observed in relation to all contact with members of the team. Our primary focus is the health and well-being of your family and our staff. Your safety is paramount to us and we will take every action possible to ensure your safety. We ask you to look out for each other and stay safe.

Special Notice – Our Holiday Homes are AVAILABLE NOW for employees of businesses and industries who need to stay in the area.

For any queries, please email or tel. 024 93050.  During these temporary measures, our emails and phone lines will be monitored from Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 2.00pm.

Thank you for your ongoing support and patience during these extraordinary times. We wish you good health and well-being and look forward to welcoming you to Redbarn in the future when this has passed.

Finally, to the workers on the frontline, we cannot thank you enough for your dedication.

From Allen McEnery, General Manager, and all the team at the Quality Hotel Youghal.

Redbarn Beach