St. Mary's Collegiate Church

St. Mary's Collegiate Church

St. Mary's Collegiate Church
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12:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
12:30 - 17:00
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Welcome to 'Voices of St. Mary's Collegiate Church'. We hope you will enjoy exploring our church and discover more about its story in our interactive exhibition when you come to visit! Since its foundation in 1220, St. Mary's Collegiate Church has been at the heart of the town of Youghal. For over 800 years, the stone walls and wooden roof have provided sanctuary and solace through times of war and famine, as well as a calm presence in times of prosperity and peace. There is so much to discover her and as you look around you will see where parts of the church have been altered over the centuries. Despite these changes, the craftsmen who constructed the building in the 13th century would recognise it today. Christian worship continues to this day and Church of Ireland services are regularly held here. The church came into the care of Cork County Council in 2005 and now hosts a wide range of community events and performances, as well as welcoming visitors from all over the world!
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beegal
Iowa City, IA153 contributions
Sep 2022
A gorgeous church which is well set up for tourists with ample information (even when the reception desk is closed), music piped in, much to read. We spent nearly two hours there. Handicapped accessible - you can drive on the encircling gravel path right to the door, but not all the chapels inside have ramps.
Written 21 September 2022
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Donagh M
Dublin, Ireland61 contributions
Jun 2022
St. Mary's Collegiate Church was built in Youghal in 1220. It has been very well kept and is still used for Church services but also for concerts. There is much to look at here including the beautiful East Window, the oak scissors truss roof`which had been covered by a ceiling but is now revealed in all its glory. The acoustic jars which are high up in the walls. The jars are on their sides. There is the Boyle Chapel, made for Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork who died in 1643. These are just some of the treasures to discover. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 June 2022
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Thank you for the great review, we hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon 😀
Written 29 June 2022
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Aisling N
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
What a fantastic experience! I brought my 5th class here and they had a brilliant time. The audio tour had every child completely engaged. The guide was dressed in a fabulous costume and had the children's attention from the first minute. The tour is so unique and the information is relayed as if you're listening to a conversation which makes it so much more relatable and enjoyable. We will be back and will be recommending!
Written 28 April 2022
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We are delighted that you and the kids had a great time, they were very well behaved and it's amazing to see that they had such interest in history. Hope to see you all again soon. Thank you
Written 25 May 2022
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helben2017
Cork, Ireland17 contributions
Apr 2022
A wonderful morning spent in St. Mary's Collegiate Church this morning with our tour guide Wayne. This is a hidden gem in Youghal, and is well worth a visit. The wonderful architecture and history of the building along with and interactive experience is suitable for all the family. Easy to access and navigate, a lovely way to spend a few hours in the town of Youghal, our Ladies group thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 11 April 2022
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Thank you for your kind words, it was our pleasure to have you in the church, we hope to see you again soon. You are always welcome.
Written 18 April 2022
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Aisling Curran
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
Apr 2022
We went in to the Church this morning for a guided tour as a Ladies Group and we had such a lovely experience. The Church is beautiful with so much history. Wayne, our guide was absolutely fantastic, full of knowledge, friendly and so patient with the group. There was no rushing around and we got to soak up the wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely be back and will be recommending the guided tour to all! Thanks so much :)
Written 11 April 2022
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Thank you so much for the great review, it was my pleasure to escort the group around the church. I'll look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Written 18 April 2022
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Andrew C
3 contributions
Feb 2022
The Audio tour was is amazing full of history and delivered brilliantly with humor and emotion. The Audio is a great addition easy to follow and very insightful.
Written 18 February 2022
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Delighted to hear you enjoyed the audio tour so much! we have worked so hard at delivering a really special audio experience and it's always great to get feedback!
Written 22 February 2022
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AKaD1981
Kilkenny, Ireland87 contributions
Sep 2021
When I went in, I wasn't really in the mood for the whole touristy thing, but I got talking to the receptionist (Angelica?) and since I didn't want to do the audio tour, she recommended the "treasure hunt" map. It was perfect for me, because it made me look at different features of the church that I might have overlooked, if I had just gone on my own exploration. I will have to come back and do the audio guided tour! Thanks to Angelica for taking the time to chat!
Written 27 September 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, we are delighted that you met Angelika she really has a passion for the history and heritage of the church and the town itself. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 7 October 2021
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SwanseaSooz
Swansea, UK18 contributions
Aug 2021
Packed full of history, allow yourself time to explore the nooks and crannies of this amazing historical building
Written 2 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 9 September 2021
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DUN01170
Dublin, Ireland273 contributions
Aug 2021
Fascinating church, astonishing survival of the building (despite all the fighting around and in the town over the centuries). Well restored. Very good audio guide which is suitable for children. Can be taken fast or slow as the mood dictates.
Written 24 August 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed our audio tour, we would like to see you again and maybe you could enjoy our guided tour which will be back after the 20th September.
Written 9 September 2021
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jcgdublin
Dublin, Ireland189 contributions
Jul 2021
A very well kept and interesting church with a load of history and helps tell the story of Youghal so definitely a must see.
Written 15 August 2021
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Thank you for your review, we pride ourselves on the appearance of the grounds, the caretakers do a great job. We hope to see you again.
Written 9 September 2021
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