Our bed and breakfast accommodation is one kilometre from the village of Bunmahon which has a lovely sandy beach and boardwalk. Bunmahon beach is lifeguarded during the months of July and August.
Close by is Tra na mBó, a short walk from the village with handrail access down to this secluded beach.
We are very grateful to Bunmahon Tidy Towns who do great work in the upkeep and improvement of the village.
UNESCO designates the Copper Coast a Global Geopark. This means that the spectacular coastline here has a unique scientific importance. Furthermore, tourism here is managed by the community to make it sustainable and beneficial to the locals. Check out the many points of interest around the area (known as Geosites) which are listed on the Copper Coast Geopark’s website.
Call into the visitor centre, located in the restored Knockmahon Church in Bunmahon to learn more about the area’s fascinating mining history and get information on the geology, genealogy, and heritage of the area. Enjoy refreshments in the Copper Coast Café or browse the crafts by local artists on sale in the shop.
The Geogarden in the village gives a timeline of the earth’s geological history.
Enjoy food and drink at The Engine House Bar & Cafe.
Bunmahon is a very popular beach for surfing with Bunmahon Surf School bunmahonsurfschool.com available for surfing lessons for all ages and abilities. They also stand up paddle board lessons. Wet suits, surf boards etc. available for hire.
Young children will be delighted with the children’s playground. There is also an outdoor gym and multipurpose court for the older age groups.
A monument to the oldest person to die on the Titanic has been erected in Bunmahon; this is in memory of Frank Dwan who was a native of the area.
A pleasant walk from Bunmahon is a visit to Faugheen Church, also known as Ballyristeen. Mass is celebrated on the Friday after the 15th of August each year, a tradition dating back over 150 years. A survey of the monuments in this historical graveyard was undertaken by the Copper Coast Geopark under the Metal Links Project in 2012 and a photographic record book was produced.
Heading along the coast road going east towards Tramore is the iconic Tankardstown Engine House. Multi lingual Information boards tell the history of copper and mining in the area.