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

Blue Flag Status for Redbarn Beach 2018

Blue Flag Status returns to Redbarn Beach

Redbarn Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag again this year, this is a fantastic start to the 2018 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.

GM of the Quality Hotel at Redbarn, Allen McEnery noted, “The 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 news that Ironman is heading to Youghal in June 2019 endorses the fact that the area has some of the finest beaches in Ireland. We are all looking forward to hosting the event with great excitement and seeing the 3.8 km Ironman swim on Claycastle Beach next year.”


This summer we have a line up of fantastic deals at Quality Hotel Youghal.
New this year will be Bouncy Castles every day for July and August and for weekends in June (weather permitting!). We will have happy Mickey Mouse mignons and all the cartoon characters  to entertain the kids too!
Call us today on 024 93050 or visit our special offers page 

Summer bargains at Quality Hotel Youghal


Great Deals this summer at Quality Hotel Youghal!


The Homebirds Music Festival

A brand-new festival and musical extravaganza is set to entertain both young and old and bring music to numerous locations in the fabulous seaside town of Youghal in County Cork on the 18th, 19th and 20th May 2018.

The inaugural Homebirds Music Festival, is a collaboration between Cork Arc Cancer Support House and Cry104fm (Community Radio Youghal). It will be a fundraising event for the two groups.

Over 40 eclectic musical acts will descend on Youghal and spread across 18 venues filling the town with music from one end to the other showcasing the
amazing talent of the region.

The stunning location of St Mary’s Collegiate Church will host 3 spectacular concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday including acts such as Don Mescall, Mike Hanrahan, Roy Buckley, Jack O’Rourke, Gina, Frank Ryan, Caroline Fraher and more.

The Homebirds Music Trail will see free music being played in every venue in the town over the 3-day festival. Beginning at the Quality Hotel on Redbarn’s fantastic Blue Flag Beach (Performers will play on the sun terrace overlooking the beach on Saturday and Sunday afternoon),  and taking in Farrell’s Summerfield Bar, The Marine, 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, Berties, The Point Bar and  Bru Na Si.

So far, the Confirmed acts for the FREE Music Trail include:
Bog The Donkey, August Walk, Myles Gaffney, Hell For Leather, The Vinyls, Full Circle, Stepping Stones, The Savage Yanks, The Moll Goggers, The Elation, Jack Colbert, Emily Aherne, Blackest Crows, Jamie Stanton, Hank Wydell, Geoff Gould, Southern Outlaws, Brendan McCarthy, Dr. Dec and The Side Effects, Ellie Budds, Bobby Lee, Mick Mangan, The Vespas, Youghal Pipe Band, Super Skunkz, The Gypsy Fish Band, The Imokilly Band, The Bounty and The Cider Wasps. Additional performers will be listed as soon as they are confirmed.

Whatever your taste in music there will be something to suit everyone over the weekend. Music will be played nonstop on a staggered timetable to ensure that visitors to the festival can stay in the town and adjoining venues to enjoy the atmosphere all day long.

All money raised from the festival will go to Cork Arc Cancer Support House and Cry104fm.

The Homebirds Music Festival, over 30 acts, across 18 venues, 1 weekend, 1 town.

For more information visit the website www.homebirdsmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/youghalmusic/about/?ref=page_internal

Email: linda@homebirdsmusic.com

Join our Gym

..and put a new spring in your step!

We are delighted to see how active all our members have been this past year.  Staying fit by frequent use of the gym and pool is just one of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Why join Club Vitae?

  • As part of our €20,000 equipment upgrade programme, brand new state-of-the-art “Dream Machine” training bikes will shortly be arriving.
  • We have the largest panel of swim instructors in region.
  • Our friendly and helpful staff, including 3 Personal Trainers will help you achieve your goals.
  • Our wide range of fitness classes ensure that there is something for everyone, with Pilates, Circuits, Kettle bells, Weights for women, Aqua Aerobics, Boot Camp, Teen Fit and NEW, this year, BLT (Bums,Legs and Tums – not the sandwich variety!)
  • Excellent opening hours to suit all and the only Fitness club that is 364 days a year.

This all adds up to a Healthier lifestyle for YOU!

We would like  to encourage you to join Club Vitae, we have put together special incentives and offering you a Free Personal Assessment, followed by a Free Fitness Program  and a Free Personal Training Session or Swimming Lesson.

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

IC8 Dream Machines for the Quality Hotel Youghal

New investment for Club Vitae at the Quality Hotel in Youghal

Its proper name is the ‘Life Fitness IC8 Power Training Bike’, but to serious cyclists, triathletes and other extreme exercisers, it’s known as the ‘Dream Machine’. Two of these state-of-the art bikes are being installed in The Quality Hotel Youghal as part of a €20,000 upgrade of the Club Vitae health facility.

Owner/Manager Allen McEnery noted, “Serious cyclists do most of their training outdoors. However, adverse weather conditions at any time of year can create challenges for the workout routine. The IC8 facilitates moving some training inside and out of the elements, so your performance doesn’t have to suffer. These are really a serious exerciser’s dream machine. But you don’t have to be a triathlete to appreciate the unique features of these bikes. They are suitable for one and all.”

Club Vitae Manager, Barry Power, explains the special features of the IC8 Power Trainer. “This may sound a bit technical, but you can directly enter your functional threshold power (FTP) and the IC8 console will show you what training zone you are in. Your screen changes in colour depending on what training zone you’re in. This becomes an easy guide to keep you true to your training plan. If you don’t know your current FTP, you can choose between two testing protocols that are built into the console.”

Barry also noted, “The IC8 comes equipped with an oversized chain to allow you to generate up to 3800 watts of output. In addition, the 155mm Q Factor keeps you as close to your road bike positioning as you can get. Therefore, the transition from riding the IC8 to getting on your bike will be as efficient as possible.”

One of the most unique features the IC8 is ‘Polar View’ that allows you to see your left side/right side power output. By seeing what your left leg and right leg are generating, you can focus on your weakness, become more efficient in your pedal stroke output and ultimately see greater performance.

Allen added, “The Dream Machines are just some of the new items being added on an ongoing basis, including two Life Fitness Upright bikes. It is all part of our commitment to positioning Club Vitae as the finest facility in the region for our guests and our members to enjoy.”

Easter plans are well underway!

Great line-up of offers and activities for the Easter Holidays at Quality Hotel Youghal!

Between the 23rd March and the 8th April, we have a full calendar of events for your family to enjoy, with Kids Camp every day, egg hunts, disco’s, treasure hunts and our cinema club.

In addition to our special Easter Deals -with 3-night self-catering in holiday homes from €350 and apartments from €295, as well as a hotel Family  B&B from €99. We also have a 2-night St.Patrick’s Day B&B hotel deal from just €99 and a 2-night apartment sale in April from only €150!

The line-up of activities is truly awesome!

Contact us today to find out more on 024 93050 or book direct  HERE


Easter family breaks in Cork