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The Heritage Council has confirmed that €40,000 has been granted to Cork County Council to secure and repair a section of Youghal’s medieval town wall under the Irish Walled Towns Network, according to Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.

Speaking after confirmation of the funding, David Stanton said: “I am delighted to learn that the Heritage Council has granted considerable funding to Cork County Council for the much-needed repair of an important section of Youghal’s famous medieval town wall between North Main Street and Ashe Street. The award of €40,000 will enable the Council to conduct works to secure and repair a section of the wall leading towards the town’s historical Raleigh Quarter which remains closed as a result of a collapse.

“The Heritage Council has also granted additional funding of €8,000 to Cork County Council towards the development of a virtual festival to showcase Youghal’s distinctive infrastructural, natural and cultural heritage. I have no doubt that such funding will further highlight the historical importance of the town of Youghal for the East Cork region while also promoting its many historical attractions such as the medieval town wall, the Collegiate Church and the Clock Gate Tower, which is particularly important as the tourism and hospitality sectors begin to reopen”, concluded David Stanton.