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.

Embrace the outdoors along the fabulous cliffs in Ardmore/Ballycotton and Knockadoon Head or hike up the Comeraghs or the Vee Gap. Visit Spike Island, Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh Queenstown, Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery, Blarney Castle or the Rock of Cashel 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

Sunday escape

Escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life 
chill in front of log fire after a bracing walk on youghal boardwalk
1night dinner bed and breakfast 

from €250
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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.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

from €180
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Taste the Island: 2 Night stay 1 Tasting Menu Escape

Chef David has designed a tasting menu bringing together the sense of tradition and history that is so important in Ahernes. Including the finest fish from the day's catch in Youghal harbour, locally reared beef and lamb, seasonal vegetables, local artisan produce and a delicious array of home baked goods.

2 nights bed & breakfast including the delicious 8 course tasting menu on one night from €270pps. All offers are subject to availability.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Sample Tasting Menu includes

Cod & Salmon Croquette

with Baby Murphy’s


Seared Castletownbere Scallop with Avocado Salsa

Prosecco Furlan

Grilled Hake with Provencal sauce  

Granfort Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (France)

Roast Vegetable Risotto & Basil Pesto

Pinot Grigio2016 (Italy)

Ann’s Tangerine  Sorbet

Chargrilled Fillet Steak & Grilled Helvic Prawns

Saronsberg Shiraz 2015 (South Africa)

Farmhouse Cheese

Warre’s 1999 Late Bottled Vintage Port

Hot Chocolate Pudding

Espresso Coffee

from €300
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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 -

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

from €255
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1 Night Dinner Bed & Breakfast

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

  • Subject to availability. 
  • Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome.


from €280
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2 Nights Bed & Breakfast with dinner on one night

  • Two nights bed and breakfast
  • One evening meal(Table D'hote 3 course Menu) on the evening of your choice. 

Visit the town of Youghal which is steeped in history, and blessed with beautiful beaches and right at the mouth of the river BlackWater, ideal of cruises or fishing trips.The ideal location to explore Counties Cork & Waterford.

Ireland's Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome.

from €240
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New Year's Eve 2 nights + 5 Course Gala Dinner

Join us for a Champagne celebration!
 Offer includes:

  • Two nights bed & breakfast
  • Delicious 5 course dinner on New Year's eve
  • Live piano in the restaurant
  • Late check out until 2pm on the day of departure
All offers are subject to availability.

from €325
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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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