Tacumshane Windmill - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Tucumshane, Wexford, Ireland
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About Tacumshane Windmill
The windmill was built in 1846 by Nicolas Moran and was used until 1936, making it the last windmill in the Republic to work commercially. It was renovated in the 1950s. It is the oldest working windmill in Ireland. Access is managed via the nearby pub, "The Millhouse Bar". Now a National Monument, almost all the timber used in construction was driftwood or timber from shipwrecks locally.
Attractions Near Tacumshane Windmill
A majestic tower house which was a wonderful example of the sheer building height that was made possible after the Normans introduced their expert stone construction techniques to the area.
Tacumshin Lake is a lake in Tacumshane, in the southeast of County Wexford, Ireland. It is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the EU Bird Directive and a Special Area of Conservation by the National Parks and Wildlife Services. It is a favourite with bird watchers. It attracts some rare American waders in Autumn, as well as internationally important concentrations of Bewick's swans, Brent geese, wigeon, oystercatchers, golden plover and lapwing.
Lady's Island Lake is a brackish lake in the south of County Wexford, Ireland. It is technically a back-barrier seepage lagoon, one of only two in Ireland. The lake is an important breeding ground for terns. It is estimated that the lake is home to over 1,200 breeding pairs of Sandwich terns and, more importantly, to 150 breeding pairs of the rare roseate tern.
It is one of the most popular beaches in the county with the strand being located next to Rosslare Village, at the southern end of Wexford Harbour. This Blue Flag beach is a ‘go-to’ destination for swimming, strolling and families of all ages. It also features both sand and stone and is divided into sections by a number of wooden breakwaters that are designed to prevent the beach from erosion.
A majestic gothic castle located in County Wexford, Ireland covering 150 acre. It has 4 storeys. Interior goods include the "Apostles' Hall", with wood carvings of saints, as well as oil paintings, carved oak hall benches, mahogany billiard tables, dressing tables, upholstered sofas, fire grates and brass fenders. The former stable yard houses the Irish Agricultural Museum.
The National Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house and home to the world-famous Wexford Festival Opera. It consists of the 771 seat O'Reilly Theatre and the smaller Jerome Hynes Theatre, seating up to 176. It was designed and built by the architect Keith Williams Architects with the Office of Public Works.
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County Wexford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the South-East Region. Named after the town of Wexford, it was based on the historic Gaelic territory of Hy Kinsella, whose capital was Ferns. The county is rich in evidence of early human habitation. It is the 13th largest of Ireland's thirty-two counties in area, and 14th largest in terms of population.