St John's House

St John's House
Youghal, Cork, Ireland.

This striking building on Youghal’s main street dates to 1185 and was originally a Benedictine Monastery. In 1649, Oliver Cromwell seized the property and used it as a base. It now serves as a popular coffee shop.

The property is reputedly haunted by a phantom monk who will appear and then silently fade away. Some say that he is there to protect the building from the English, which is just as well – the sound of marching footsteps has also been reported and this can probably be attributed to Cromwell’s army.

Venue Name
56 N Main Street, Youghal, Cork, P36 WP64, Ireland

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Breakfast Available
Casual Dining
Admission Policies
Opening Times Apply

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