The Art Hand is located on the Waterford Coast at the heart of an area called The Copper Coast. We’re between two very small villages called Bunmahon and Annestown. We are in a remote location, close to the ruins of the old copper mines on the cliffs in Tankardstown.
How to get to us?
From Tramore follow the Coast Road (R675) towards Bunmahon/Dungarvan. We are between Annestown and Bunmahon. Go up the big hill after the rugged cove of Kilmurrin and we are located on the right hand turn. It’s about an 18 minute drive. For a Google map route from Tramore click HERE
From Waterford City head out the Cork Road. Turn left at the Sweep Garage in Kilmeaden. Turn left in the village of Kill and then left at the Coast Road (signposted for Tramore) and we are just after the Old Copper Mines on the left. It’s about a 30 minute drive. For a Google map route from Waterford City please click HERE.
From Dungarvan take the Coast Road (R675) towards Tramore. We are on the far side of Bunmahon just after the Old Copper Mines on the left.
Our full address for GPS is Tankardstown, Bunmahon, County Waterford, Ireland.
Or just type the following co-ordinates into the Map or GPS search bar; 52.138 -7.334
Google Maps can usually find us if you search for The Art Hand, Waterford.
Below is a little map that should help you get to us from Waterford City, Dungarvan, Tramore or South Kilkenny.
Traveling to us from further away?
Google map route from Dublin………………Click HERE About 2 hours drive.
Google map route from Cork City………..Click HERE About 1.5 hours drive.
BUS; There’s no public transport on The Copper Coast! There are however two bus companies JJ Kavanagh & Sons and Bus Éireann that can bring you to Waterford city (30 minutes away) or Tramore (20 minutes away) where we can arrange to have you picked up.
TRAIN; There is a good train service to Waterford city. We can have you picked you up at the station, it’s about 30 minutes away.
Google Earth Street View; Below you can see the rusty old roof which is the original cottage before the building works started. In the distance you can just about see the old copper mines. This view is facing west but you can zoom and scroll around. Full screen view with the top right hand button. If you’d like to have a look, scroll along and turn right onto the side road.
About our Location; The Art Hand is located at the heart of Waterford’s Copper Coast between Bunmahon and Annestown in an area of outstanding natural beauty with its spectacular cliffs and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. To follow is a series of videos which will show you what The Copper Coast looks like.
Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. We have photographed Whales, Seals, Otters, kestrels and Cormorants from our field along the cliff. We have also seen Foxes, Hares, field mice, an owl and a mink. There’s even a couple of wild deer living in the fields behind us, although we haven’t seen them yet. The coastal flowers are breathtaking. Moths, Butterflies and all kinds of strange insects pass through on the wind.
The spacious barren exposed landscape has a backdrop of the old Copper mines with dramatic sunsets. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the Copper Coast in County Waterford. One of Ireland’s hidden treasures. Sit on the cliff top and watch the weather roll in from the south-west.
Above is a little video I made while driving along The Copper Coast to The Art Hand in the snow. Storms here are exhilarating and the fog is spooky. The weather can change in a matter of minutes and the sky and light is always dramatic. A photographer, film-maker or nature lovers paradise. It truly is an inspirational place.
Above is a great video featuring the coastal town of Tramore which is less than twenty minutes drive from us. Filmed and edited by Patrick Murphy.
Above is a slideshow made by our Photography Tutor George Munday that depicts the dramatic landscape of the area as seen through his lense. Please note George no longer offers accommodation or workshops from his home.
The video above gives a different perspective of the area. Travelling through the caves and coves of the Copper coast in a kayak. Want to try it?… http://irishcanoekayak.com/
Why is the area called The Copper Coast? In the video above our friend Bruce Mc Donald explains about our mining heritage. The area is designated by UNESCO as a geopark; a place of great geological significance. In the 18th century the area had a booming copper mining industry the remnants of which can be seen close by at the old Tankardstown Engine House. It’s quite a dramatic landmark with its austere buildings and towering brick chimney. The Art Hand is the closest building to these old ruins. To find out more about The Copper Coast European Geopark have a look HERE. To see a photo album of the area on our Facebook page please click HERE.