Teach as Sheáin
|Elevation||24 m (79 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||T072076|
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".
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".
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.
- 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.
- 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.