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Tacumshin Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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About Tacumshin Lake

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.

Attractions Near Tacumshin Lake

Sigginstown Castle
Sigginstown Castle0.96km from Tacumshin Lake

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.

Tacumshane Windmill
Tacumshane Windmill2.39km from Tacumshin Lake

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.

Lady's Island Lake
Lady's Island Lake4.25km from Tacumshin Lake

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.

Johnstown Castle
Johnstown Castle10.97km from Tacumshin Lake

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.

Rosslare Beach
Rosslare Beach11.07km from Tacumshin Lake

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.

Great Saltee
Great Saltee14.35km from Tacumshin Lake

The Great Saltee Island is an island that belongs to the Saltee Islands archipelago. Located 5 kilometres off the south coast of County Wexford. It is the largest island in the archipelago, and is considered a true wonder of the region. The islands are a breeding ground for fulmar, gannet, shag, kittiwake, guillemot, razorbill, puffin and grey seal. An area surrounding the island was granted the status of a Special Protection Area to protect the bird habitat.

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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.