Once Upon A Time In Youghal

This is where I live, in Youghal, a beautiful seaside town in county Cork. Nice to see Moby Dick’s pub on a fellow blogger’s site. The Moby Dick Literary festival was first held in 2012, I think, and last year’s one was a great success. http://mobydick.ie/

Don Charisma

60 years ago, a film crew, host of A-list hollywood stars such as Gregory Peck, descended on a sleepy Irish town called Youghal. The reason was to film the opening scenes of the film Moby Dick.

It is one of my claims to fame that my grandfather took part in that well known film – one of those bearded sailors drinking at the bar. My other claim to fame is my cousin Matthew Broderick ;).

Ok, so Matthew might not really be my cousin, but here’s proof that Moby Dick’s was filmed in Youghal – afterall, why would they name the pub after the film? If you want another reason to visit – they serve a nice cool pint Murphy’s in there.


Taken Youghal, Ireland © dannyboybroderick

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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