Looking for an ideal Christmas gift?

Club V Gift Vouchers are the perfect solution!

With Christmas just around the corner, we want to remind you that Club V is the only local  Fitness Centre  open 364 days of the year – Closed just for Christmas Day!Penny Dinners

We have a special request this year and are looking for support  for our Christmas Food Collection for Cork Penny Dinners – Can you help?

Why not give that special person a Club V Gift Voucher this Christmas  that is sure to please. Call us on 024 9350 for further details
Club V opening times this ChristmassChristmas gift vouchers

Club V – your ideal fitness centre

Commit to be fit!

September is the ideal time to re-start your fitness training and there is nowhere better than Club V to get in shape!

Our motto is ‘Your Fitness is our Business’

Club V Fitness Centre Youghal

You will gain benefit with increased fitness and well-being from membership of Club V. This will be achieved  through access to personalised training programmes that ensure you stay fit and and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Our members have been very active over the past year and there has been an upsurge in the use of our facilities and classes. With the increased awareness of the benefits of fitness training, it is also fantastic that Ironman is took place in Youghal this year. We are sure this will inspire even more people to pursue a healthy lifestyle by joining a gym.

Why Club V:

  • We have added a new fitness instructor and two new swimming instructors to our team.
  • We have the largest panel of swim instructors in the region.
  • Our friendly and helpful staff, including 4 Personal Trainers will help you achieve your goals.
  • Our wide range of fitness classes ensure that there is something for everyone, with, Circuits, Kettlebells, Weights for women, Aqua Aerobics, Toning, Cardio and Core, Teen Fit, BLT (Bums, Legs and Tums), and new this season, yoga, cardio kickboxing and Pilates.
  • Excellent opening hours to suit all and the only Fitness club that is open 364 days a year.

This all adds up to a Healthier lifestyle for YOU!

We have several payment options to suit all budgets.  If you have queries, please call  024-93095

Toddler Time has arrived!

Great Discounts on summer season rates

As we head into September, it’s time for the bigger kids to go back to school. So, what does this mean – IT’S TODDLER TIME! and, we have a very special offer just for you, it’s our Toddler Time Family  B&B Super Saver ( HERE)

toddler time on the beachToddler Time is the one time of year when parents with small children can get away and enjoy some fine weather, without crowds of bigger kids cramping their style and space!

We know that toddlers need a lot of care and attention, and that you must keep your eyes on them ALL the time, so we’ve come up with a plan to fill you days away with LOADS of activities to choose from!

  • The Blue Flag Beach
  • The Kiddies Pool
  • The Playground and Playroom
  • Kiddies Movies
  • Kiddie friendly local attractions (Pet Farms and Fota Wildlife Park). ALL with special discounts
  • Buggy-friendly walks on the boardwalk and in the woods.

Building sandcastles with DadFirstly, there’s the Blue Flag Beach, just outside your door – and what toddler doesn’t like to build a sandcastle and dig a pool for Dad (for splashing Mum!). Where better to work off some pent-up energy, which will ensure a good night’s sleep for everyone!

The Kiddies Pool at the leisure centre is perfect paddling place for all. Especially on a rainy day, the temperature is snug and warm inside!

The Playground and Indoor Playroom – Our Playground has a range of toddler friendly equipment, including a climbing frame and slide. It’s fenced off too, so junior won’t ever be too far out of your reach! The indoor Playroom has a range of toys, books, coloring books and crayons to while away some time with Mum or Dad too!

Kiddies Movies take place in the Redbarn Suite in the evenings during Toddler Time. (Check with Reception for details). As this is not a school holiday period, these shows are unsupervised, so parents can enjoy the movies with their smallies too!

giraffes in East CorkToddler Attractions – There are several local attractions that are ideal to bring your toddler. All our guests get a special discount, simply by  presenting their wristbands! Nearby, the world renowned Fota Wildlife Park is sure to excite with its vast selection of wildlife to view – all through easy and buggy friendly pathways, or on their cho-cho train! Locally, at Perks, there are several toddler rides AND Blackbeard’s Play Centre with its soft toy attractions. There’s also Leahy’s and the Ardmore Open Farm to visit too which are perfect for introducing junior to some friendly small animals!

 Book your Toddler Time super saver now!

Ironman Ireland Cork

Ironman – A Fantastic Event for Youghal!

Excitement is mounting in the run-up to Ironman Ireland Cork, which takes place on the 23rd June. It’s the first ever full event in Ireland and a great honour for Youghal. Details of the event can be found by visiting of the Ironman Cork website 

Here at the Quality Hotel we are looking forward to viewing the 3.8 km sea swim which is being held at nearby Claycastle strand and the 180km bike course which passing through Ballymacoda. The 42K run takes place on a 4-lap course in our ancient town and is sure to excite all spectators!

We will be serving food until everyone is fed – no matter what time that is!

Good luck to all contenders, especially our Club V members and the approximate 100 guests who are staying at the resort to take part in Ironman Cork. Our Club V members are: Stephen, Frank, Vincent, Davie, PJ, Thomas, Colin B, Colin C and our lady contender, Laura!

It’s going to be a long day for the athletes, so our priority is to keep everyone fed and happy!

Our food service is open to the public and special dietary needs are being fully catered for 

Breakfast:

  • Saturday morning from 6.00 am Athletes & Regular Breakfast
  • Sunday morning Athletes Breakfast from 3.00 am & regular breakfast from 5.00 am
    (see below for our special Ironman Breakfast Menu)

Lunch and evening service:

  • Regular Bar Food offering on Saturday all day and PIZZA available if required until 12.00 midnight
  • Sunday Carvery from 5pm  Carvery runs till late!  Bar food will be served until closing time and we will feed everyone, so it will be a late close! PIZZA will be served until 12.00 midnight

Ironman Breakfast Menu:

Athletes breakfast for Ironman

Visitor Attraction Discounts

Our Guest Wristbands now give you a unique discount to visit the best very visitor attractions in Cork and West Waterford!

To get the summer season off to an exciting start, Quality Hotel Youghal have been working with the superb range of visitor attractions in the region to give guests even better value holiday breaks!

Since 2018, guests visiting the Resort have been issued with a wristband so that they can avail of all the amenities. For 2019, our tourism colleagues at all the following visitor attractions have very kindly agreed to offer Quality Hotel Youghal guests a special discount, simply by presenting their wristbands on entry to their amenity!

The line-up of businesses taking part in this initiative include some of the most popular and family friendly attractions in Ireland! The details of these can be found below, with direct links to their own websites.

For animal lovers, Fota Wildlife Park, Leahy’s Open Farm and Ardmore Open Farm  offer visitors close and personal viewings of all kinds of creatures from lions to bunny rabbits, and from rhinos to pet farm animals – along with rides, play areas and much more, including the chocolate factory at Leahy’s!

Sea adventures are catered for  with a great choice of water activities to choose from. A gentle cruise down the majestic Blackwater River with Blackwater Cruises highlights the tranquility of the ancient river and its natural beauty. For the more adventuresome, Ardmore Adventures offer visitors sea kayaking, archery, paddle boarding and abseiling. Finally, how about hiring a self-drive boat to check out Cork Harbour?  Cork Harbour Boat Hire offer visitor a range of options with something for everyone, both fast and slow! Tours range from one hour to three and four hour adventure tours.

The history of the region is truly fascinating and there are several amazing historic tours, sites and museums to visit. Starting in Youghal, a visit to the recently restored Clock Gate is a must, where storytellers will help you see Youghal in a new light.  A Walking Tour of this historic walled port is  also available with the Town Crier, Clifford Winser, who will fill you in on fascinating historic facts. Traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling entertainment is also available in Youghal, with Comhaltas Seisiún Brú na Sí. For less traditional entertainment, the Regal Cinema is well worth a visit. Originally opened in the summer of 1936, the Regal has recently been extensively transformed. Retaining  much of its heritage & history, the cinema now has added modern comforts including a wine bar and cafe. Finally, a MUST for some great family entertainment in Youghal is a visit to Perks Family Entertainment Centre. At 70,000 square feet, Perks is one of the largest indoor funfair entertainment centres in Ireland. Perfect for a rainy day, the centre includes a large selection of rides, games, attractions and the amazing Showboat Casino.

Moving a little west, a visit to Cobh is highly advised. Again, a unique maritime heritage can be found in this colourful town.  Cobh, formerly Queenstown, was the chief port of immigration from Ireland to the new world and the last port of call for the Titanic on her maiden voyage. This history of the town is recounted at the Queenstown Story at the Cobh Heritage Centre.  The Titanic Trail is another excellent option that brings visitors on a tour of the town, recounting the history of Cobh as well as the story of this ill-fated ship. For those who would like to like to experience what it would have been like to be a passenger on the Titanic, visit the Titanic Experience! 

The newest visitor attraction in the region – and one that has received world renown already,  is Spike Island. Spike Island has been home to a 6th Century monastery, a 24 acre fortress, and a 21st Century prison with an amazing history in-between.  Ireland’s Alcatraz would only describe a small part of it! A visit to Spike involves a boat trip from Kennedy Pier in Cobh and is highly recommended.  Booking is advised. While you are still in Cobh, you might like to attempt a prison break yourself- which you can do by visiting Escape Cobh  One final escape may be on the cards for parents who would like a brief respite from the kids! Jungle World in Midleton also offer our guests a special discount, so set them loose at Jungleworld to ensure a good night sleep with tired kiddies!

discounts for visitor attractions in Cork

 

 

Blue Flag flying over Redbarn Beach for 2019

Redbarn Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag again this year, this is a fantastic start to the 2019 tourism season.

Redbarn Beach is unique in East Cork as the only beach with this accolade. The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most familiar eco-labels. At beaches, the bathing water must comply with the excellent standard in accordance with the 2006 EU Bathing Water Directive.

Owner of the Quality Hotel at Redbarn, Allen McEnery noted, “Cork County Council have done tremendous work over the past few years in maintaining consistent & excellent bathing water quality. Their program of regularly clearing the beach of seaweed has been instrumental in achieving these pristine conditions – even with the dreadful storms and bad weather over the past year.  We would like to thank everyone who has helped to contribute to this success.”

Worldwide, the Blue Flag is awarded to approximately only 4000 beaches in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil and the Caribbean. Beaches and marinas that achieve this honour must comply with a specific set of criteria relating to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and beach management. The Blue Flag programme is funded in Ireland by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government.

Allen finished by saying, “Youghal is renowned for its seaside location and a favourite holiday venue for families because of its great beaches. The pending Ironman next month has had a huge impact on the area already with athletes travelling in advance to trial course. The programme of road upgrades has been very welcome, and I do hope the event is a roaring success. “

 

 

Blue Flag Beach destination

Homebird Music Festival returns to Youghal this weekend

3 days of FREE MUSIC in Youghal in aid of  Parents Together in Autism and our local community radio, CRY104FM

The 17th, 18th and 19th May 2019, sees a music extravaganza coming to the beautiful coastal town of Youghal, Co. Cork.

The Homebirds Music Festival, is a joint collaboration between Parents Together in Autism and Cry104fm (Community Radio Youghal).

The stunning location of St Mary’s Collegiate Church, will host a spectacular concerts on Sunday 19th May with the amazing Gina supported by the stunning talent that is Caroline Fraher.

While our Homebirds Music Trail will see free music being played in venues in the town over the 3 day festival, beginning at the Quality Hotel on Youghal’s fantastic Blue Flag Beach and taking in Farrell’s Summerfield Bar, Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant, The Walter Raleigh Hotel, Hennessy’s Bar, The Quays Bar and Restaurant, JD’s, Moby Dicks, The Central Star, The Anchor, The Old Imperial Hotel, The Nook, St Mary’s Collegiate Church,The Red Store Bar and Restaurant and Berties.

Whatever your taste in music you will find something to suit over the weekend with music playing nonstop on a staggered timetable to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in the town and enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

All money raised from the festival will go to Parents Together in Autism and Cry104fm.

Exciting year ahead for Quality Hotel Youghal!

Major improvements completed in our upgrading schedule!

Quality Hotel, Youghal is living up to its ‘Quality’ name with the completion of the most ambitious renovation programme ever undertaken at the hotel. General Manager Allen McEnery explained, “We have totally refurbished and upgraded an entire self-catering apartment block. This wasn’t just giving the rooms a fresh lick of paint.

Quality HOtel Youghal Apartments
Superior refurbished apartments

The kitchen/living-room areas have been completely renovated, with new tiled flooring, furniture and kitchen fittings – and with brand-new equipment throughout. The bathrooms were completely redone with ‘top of the market’ fixtures and tiling and the bedrooms have also been refurbished with smart new carpets. So, this means that we now have three tiers of apartments on offer – Standard, Seaview and Superior.”

The upgrades are part of a long-term plan, but the enhancements didn’t just stop there. Allen went on to note, “The locker rooms in our Club V Leisure Centre have been entirely redone and are now of the highest standard that you will find anywhere in Ireland. We also gave the restrooms in the Coast Bar a complete makeover. And speaking about our food and beverage service, Executive Chef, Kieran O’Shaughnessy, has developed quite a local following – and it is not just for special occasions such as birthdays or first communions. There is a steady flow of people coming out from Youghal, enjoying our wide selection of great locally sourced food, Sunday carvery lunch and our stunning sea views!”

There are lots of exciting happenings taking place around Youghal this year and new developments coming on-stream. The Quality Hotel will be pulling out all the stops to facilitate ‘Ironman Ireland Cork, which will be taking place in June. Talking of events, well-established and new festivals, such as the Songbird Festival, are bringing an expanding number of visitors to the town.

In the pipeline for development is Youghal’s famous ‘Boardwalk’. This is to be extended all the way to Redbarn’s Blue Flag beach – immediately in front of the hotel! Finally, one of the most significant developments for the entire region will be the construction of a ‘Greenway’ running along the route of the old railroad line between Midleton and Youghal. This development has recently been given the green light by Cork County Council.

Ballyvergan March
Ballyvergan Marsh

The Greenway will be approximately 23km in length and will also traverse an area known as Ballvergan Marsh, where it is proposed to create a 2.58km walkway as a wildlife viewing point. Allen noted, “This Greenway will offer a safe environment for our residents. The gentle gradient will appeal to leisure walkers and cyclists of any age while providing a safe and attractive facility for all abilities”.

 

Roll on 2019!

 

The Coast Bar refurbishments
Refurbished Restrooms in the Coast Bar

Countdown to Halloween….

Made any plans yet for the Midterm Break?  Come on down to our spooktacular beach-side location at the Quality Hotel in Youghal for a midterm break this October. There will be oceans of devilish fun for all the family!

A full calendar of ghoulish Kids Camp activities and spooktacular happenings are taking place, with fangtastic fancy dress, monster discos, fearful family parades, creepy Kids Camp and frightful movie shows PLUS entertainment in the Coast Bar are sure to keep the WHOLE family happy!

Our line of of activities
Halloween Activities Cork 2018

Our Halloween offers:
Our frighteningly great value 3-night self-catering break!
 From €295 for 2 bedroom apartment suites
Hauntingly great overnight family B&B offer for Midterm
From €49 pps – kids charges apply – based on 2 adults sharing.

2-Night family B&B, with one ghostly gastronomic dinner for two adults and 2 children.
Hotel bedrooms from €290 total for the 2 days. – package will also be available in apartments – priced accordingly.
Devilishly good October Bank Holiday Weekend B&B Deal – 
From €125 B&B per night.

Don’t miss out on a spooky escape to the seaside this autumn  and you will have a scarily good time!
Book online HERE or call 024 93050

 

 

 

Halloween Midterm Breaks in Cork

Pizza & Movies – 2 Night Freebie Deal this July!

Take a 2-night family break to a little piece of heaven at Redbarn Beach this July!

Tuck in to two FREE freshly baked 12-inch family pizzas with chips and salad and the kids can also enjoy a Free Cinema showing on an evening of your choice. All from just €218! We also are giving away summer hotel bedrooms from just €119!

Get some sand between your toes – there’s family fun for all with Kids Camp and bouncy castles every day too!

We still have some last minute availability this July & August for our Self-catering accommodation too!

Call us today on 024 93050 or book online HERE