An Chois-The Cunnigar

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  • Name
  • Grade
  • Moderate
  • Distance
  • 6.5km
  • Type
  • Linear
  • Estimated time
  • 2hrs
  • Ascent
  • Terrain
  • Beach & Dunes
  • Waymarking
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Southern end of Cunnigar
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 82, X 274 896 52.05852, -7.60025
  • Minimum Gear
  • Walking shoes, wind/rain jacket, water, mobile phone
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead


Suite i nGaeltacht na nDéise, siúlóid álainne cois cósta atá sa Choinigéar, nó ‘An Cois’, mar a tugtaí air go háitiúil. Is féidir siúl amach ar an gCois trasna chuan Dhún Garbhán i dtreo Dhún na Mainistreach le Cruachán agus Na Comaraigh mar chúlbhrat os do chomhair. Is tearmann é chomh maith d’éanbhreathnóirí agus lucht dúlra.

If you are looking for a refreshing and scenic coastal walk then the Cunnigar is for you. This iconic feature is clearly visible in Dungarvan Bay when approaching the town on the N25 from Cork. The sand spit is a feature of coastal deposition that extends from the Gaeltacht peninsula across Dungarvan Bay. It is one of Waterford’s best sites for rare waders such as Ringed Plover and American Golden Plover. While walking admire the views, particularly those across the Bay towards Ballinacourty Lighthouse, Abbeyside Church and King John’s Castle.

Did You Know

• The Cunnigar comes from the Irish word An Coinigéar, meaning rabbit warren. At the Cunnigar’s northern extent you are a mere 250 metres from Abbeyside and approximately 400 metres from ‘The Lookout’, Dungarvan.

How To Get There

Leave Dungarvan heading west on the N25 towards Cork. Turn left on the R674 signposted for An Rinn (Ring). Follow the signs to ‘An Coinigéar’.