Tacumshane

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Tacumshane
Teach as Sheáin
Town
Tacumshane is located in Ireland
Tacumshane
Tacumshane
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°12′25″N 6°24′36″W / 52.207°N 6.41°W / 52.207; -6.41Coordinates: 52°12′25″N 6°24′36″W / 52.207°N 6.41°W / 52.207; -6.41
Country Ireland
Province Leinster
County County Wexford
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 100
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference T072076

Tacumshane (Irish: Teach as Sheáin, meaning "Sean's house") is a small village in the southeast of County Wexford, Ireland. It is located 15 km south of Wexford town.

Name[edit]

The official name of the village is Tacumshane. In Irish it is called Teach as Sheáin, which means "Seán's House" or literally "House of Seán". The name of the village is often misspelled as "Tacumshin" as opposed to "Tacumshane". The lake and townland is spelled "Tacumshin", while the village and parish are spelled "Tacumshane".

Tacumshane Windmill[edit]

Tacumshane Windmill

The windmill was built in 1846, and was used until 1936, making it the last windmill in the Republic to work commercially. It was renovated in the 1950s. The key can be obtained from the nearby shop, "The Millhouse Bar".[1]

Tacumshin Lake[edit]

Closed naturally since 1972, with a barrier of dunes, Tachumshin Lake 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.[2]

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 378 serves Tacumshane on Fridays only and provides a link to and from Wexford.[3] Its terminus is at Wexford railway station.

People[edit]

  • John Barry (naval officer) He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy". Barry was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland and appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775.[4]
  • John Meyler (born 1956 in Tacumshane, County Wexford) is an Irish hurling manager and former player. He played hurling with his local clubs Our Lady's Island and St. Finbarr's and with the Wexford and Cork senior inter-county teams from 1973 until 1987. Meyler later served as manager of both the Kerry and Wexford senior inter-county teams in the 1990s and 2000s.

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