Aherne's Townhouse & Restaurant

163 North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork
Tel: +353 24-92424 Fax: +353 24-93633 Email: info@ahernes.net Website: www.ahernes.net

Open wood fires and the warmest of welcomes await you in this family-run hotel in the historic walled port of Youghal. The bedrooms are stylishly furnished and exude comfort and luxury. The famous seafood bar and restaurant specialise in the freshest locally caught seafood (lobster, oysters, crab, prawns, mussels, salmon, squid, sole etc.) Choose from the a la carte or set menus. Aherne's tasting menus include imaginative and traditional dishes created by owner and Head Chef, David Fitzgibbon. Prepared with the best of local ingredients, each dish comes with carefully selected wines, perfect if you are looking for an extra-special night out.

The bar is renowned for its friendliness; you can enjoy a chat with the locals along with your Guinness and seafood. Gluten-free meals have been served in both the restaurant and the seafood bar for over 20 Years.

Aherne's is available for intimate weddings, civil ceremonies and private parties.

The historic port of Youghal (the old town walls, built in the 12th Century, are still intact) is one of Ireland's heritage towns and is steeped in history. Sir Walter Raleigh was Mayor of Youghal in 1588 and 1589. Youghal is on the southern coast of Ireland on the N25, 35 minutes from Cork Airport and two hours from Shannon Airport.

This area is a golfers paradise; 12 courses are within an hour's drive. The House of Waterford Crystal, Cobh, Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery, Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel are all within easy driving distance. Equestrian activities, hill-walking, fishing, quad-biking and miles of sandy beaches are all available locally.

Listed in the Sunday Times 50 best places to eat seafood in Ireland in 2017

"I warmed to Aherne's because it is a place without pretension. They have woken up to the fact that they are surrounded by the finest fish in the sea.'' The Guardian


The Fitzgibbon Family


  • On the N25 (main Moscow to Dingle Road!
  • Cork: 30 minutes
  • Rosslare: 2 hours
  • Dublin: Take the N7 then the M7 onto the M9 to Waterford then take the N25 West to Youghal. 2.30 hrs.

Special Offers

Corkcation by the sea

Dinner bed and breakfast - special offer Oct-Nov 2020 Fri/Sat Nights only. 
For now we can welcome guests from within Cork County only due to Covid-19 restrictions.

With a relaxed atmosphere, large cosy rooms and delicious food, take a break from home for the weekend in the beautiful coastal setting of Youghal.

Family rooms normally includes two adults and two children with maincourse and dessert for children. Email info@ahernes.net if you have any questions in relation to family numbers. 

from €100
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Bed & Breakfast

"One of the best breakfast's in Ireland" - according to The Guardian Newspaper. Enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice, home made fresh fruit salad & poached pears. Then order a hot dish including a full Irish breakfast or fresh fish of the day. Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome.

from €160
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3 Night Getaway by the Sea - dinner on 2 nights

A truly relaxing break with lots to do & see on our door step, from long walks by the sea, cosy pubs & picturesque towns and villages. 

Offer Includes 
  • 3 nights B&B: breakfast cooked to order as well as poached pears, muesli, yogurts & fresh juices
  • Three course dinner on two nights in our dining room - see sample menu here

Just now 2hrs45mins from Dublin or 4 from Northern Ireland. Ireland Blue Book Vouchers Welcome.

from €186
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Autumn Coastal Break - 2 Night Special

  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast 
  • Three Course Meal on one evening

    Walk miles of Beach & explore Raleigh Quarter just on our doorstep. Take a day trip to scenic Ardmore, Ballycotton or the fabulous Jameson distillery. 

All from only €195 per person 
Offer subject to Availability! Bookable for between 1 Sept and 30 November

from €195
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1 Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast

One nights B&B & a delicious 3 course dinner menu in our intimate restaurant. 

  • Availble 7 days a week 
  • Subject to availability. 
  • Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome.


from €105
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Weekly -Self Catering Apartment

We offer a weekly rate for our spacious one bedroom studio apartment, with seperate kitchen and it's own seperate on street access - shared by two apartments only. 

Close walking distance to all local amenities including a delicious local bakery, large Tesco, local laundrette, pharmacy and beautiful walled gardens and river stroll and small town beach. A brisk 20 minute walk to miles of blue flag beaches and short drives to local towns and villages. 

The apartment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised after guests depart. Minimum stay of at least seven nights at a time.

The apartment includes: 
- A fully equipped kitchen including electric cooker, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle.
- Spacious bathroom with shower over bath
- TV, hairdryer, two seater couch with coffee table and comfortable six foot bed.
- Free WiFi
- All rooms are strictly non-smoking

Our bar food and restaurant are open Wed-Sun only.

from €€600 per week
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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