Open turf fires and the warmest of welcomes await you in this family run hotel in the Historic walled port of Youghal. Our rooms exude comfort and luxury, stylishly furnished with Antiques and paintings. Our Famous Seafood Bar and Restaurant specialise in the freshest of the local landed SEAFOOD (Lobster, Oysters, Crab Prawns, Mussels, Salmon, Squid, Sole etc today’s catch). Our Bar is renowned for its friendliness; you will enjoy a chat with the locals along with your Guinness & Seafood. 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 this town.
Youghal is on the southern coast of Ireland on the N25, 35 minutes from Cork Airport, two Hours from Shannon Airport. This area is a golfers’ paradise; 18 Courses within 1 Hour’s drive. Ahernes is an ideal base for touring the South-east, Waterford Crystal, Cobh, Jameson Irish Whiskey Centre, Blarney, Rock of Cashel are all within easy driving distance. Equestrian, Hill-walking, Fishing, Quad-biking, miles of Sandy Beaches all local.
The Fitzgibbon family have been running Ahernes since 1923, Originally a traditional Pub and Shop selling everything from a pint of Guinness to a pound of Butter run by Madge & Jimmy Aherne, Grandparents of the present Owners. The second generation Betty Aherne married a dashing Army Officer named Gerry Fitzgibbon and together they started Ahernes Seafood Restaurant specialising in the freshest locally caught seafood from the bountiful fishing grounds off our coastline. The third generation of this family, John & David Fitzgibbon built the luxurious Bedrooms in 1992. David is the Head Chef and ensures that the standards and reputation started by his parents is ongoing.
Ahernes is now run by John & David with their wives Katie & Gaye, who are always on hand to give personal advice to the weary traveller and ensure you get a warm Irish welcome. Ahernes Seafood Restaurant is internationally renowned as a gourmet landmark and has a place in all leading travel and Food Guides.