Medieval festival in Youghal 2012

I really like Youghal, I like the smell of the ocean in the air, I like the seafood in the restaurants there and I like walking on the beach there. So when I knew that there will be a medieval festival in Youghal I definitely decided to go.

It was pretty great, the festival wasn’t too big around 20-30 tents with festival food, crafts and medieval ammunition. Some people were dressed in chainmails and medieval dresses, children were playing with bows and arrows and had a chance to paint up a personal shield for themselves.

There were some activities as well, people could learn more about archery and try to shoot the target, also there were guys dressed in armor talking about armor crafting. There were even guys who practiced the sword fighting. It was really fun, and the gardens where the festival took place, St. Mary’s college gardens, were really beautiful as well.

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Youghal, 2010

Suddenly found few pictures from one of our trips to Youghal in 2010. That time we took rubber boots (which we bought especially for this occasion) and walked along the shore in the water. Sounds a bit crazy, but it was actually really cool. I cant wait for the winter when the dawn is late so I could go there again when it’s dark and take pictures of the rising sun.

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Youghal 2010

Youghal (Eochaill) is a small town in about an hour drive from Cork. I really like it and return there over an over again – huge beach, waves, smell of the seaweed in the air – this is a a real coastal town. Before going there you should check the tides forecast, if the tide is high there is no beach – only few benches to sit down.

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