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Fine early map of the walled city of Youghal on the River Blackwater.

The present image appeared in Pacata Hibernia, which was first published in 1633.


Youghal was the site of Viking settlements dating to the 11th Century, but was chartered in 1209.  The Church of Coran on the western edge dates from the 5th century.

Older buildings in the town include Sir Walter Raleigh's home "Myrtle Grove" and the St Mary's Collegiate Church, thought to have been founded by St. Declan around 450.  

The first record of the walls is a charter of 1275, granted by King Edward I, for their repair and extension.