Things to see or do
- Directions: Leave Dungarvan heading west on the N25 towards Cork. Turn left on the R674 signposted for An Rinn (Ring). Follow the signs to ‘An Coinigear’ to the right
Cunnigar/ An Coinigéar Walk, RingWaterford - Ireland South
Leave Dungarvan heading west on the N25 towards Cork. Turn left on the R674 signposted for An Rinn (Ring). Turn right at the T-junction heading towards the college, which you will pass on your right. Now the road meanders along with the bay on its right until you come to the entrance to An Coinigéar, this is a sideroad that leads down to the sea, where there is a car park. There is a river to the left of the side road and a plaque saying ‘An Coinigéar’. Follow the curve of the shore out to the long sandy spit that sticks out into Dungarvan Bay. Try to walk as far as the highest sand dunes to capture the full flavour of the walk. Points of Interest: The Cunnigar is one of the best winter bird watching locations in Dungarvan Bay in terms of diversity and numbers. It is the top site in Waterford for rare waders such as little Ringed and Americian Golden Plover. The Sheltered bay and the presence of Eelglasss in the shallow waters on the landward side are conductive to large numbers of grazing wildfowl such as Brent Geese and Wigeon. The marshy west side of the bank is good for Teal, Snipe, Herons and Cormorants.