Tinnaberna Beach

Getting there

TinnabernaTo  walk to Tinnaberna along the beach from Morriscastle takes about 30 minutes. Turn right at the Gateway.
To drive to Tinnaberna takes about 10 minutes. Turn south toward towards Blackwater on the R742.  Take the second turn to the left then the first turn to the right. The narrow road makes this beach difficult to find and even and it is always very quiet and peaceful.

Special Features of the Beach

Fishing

Tinnaberna is an excellent beach for  shore fishing .  This stretch of beach  is an extremely popular venue for shore anglers and is regularly used for competitions. One of the reasons for Tinnaberna’s popularity is its ability to produce specimen sized fish and world record has been set for flounder caught in Tinneberana.
Bait can be bought at the local store from the months of June through to the end of August.
On a calm night walking along the beach past the lights of the fishermen twinkling on the water and  being greeted as you pass is being in another world.

Birds of the beach

Tinabernna BeachThe banks to the North of Tinbearna are tenements for Sand Martins and they can be seen flying around and in and out their nests at great speed and the Waders found in Morriscastle continue their busy lives all along this stretch of shore.  

A little history

It is hard to believe as you sit or walk along this quiet beach that it had been a very busy fishing fleet in the mid 19th century. There were up to 40 boats fishing for Mussels, Oysters and Herring and the sizeable village of Killincooley lay just behind. All traces of this village have now disappeared. The houses were made of mud and thatch and not a trace is left behind.

The Tinebearna Fisherman

There was a tragic accident fishing accident at sea in November 1815 when seven fishing boats were blown across Chanel to Wales. Six boats and their crews were lost. The crew of the 7th boat trailed its nets as a sea anchor and made a safe landing the following day. Their loss is lamented by the Song of The Tinnaberna Fisherman one of the Songs of the Wexford Coast collected and published by a local priest Father Ranson in 1945.

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