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Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

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Hook lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world

Hook lighthouse in Wexford offers guided tours all year round of the 800-year-old medieval tower and this is one of the top things to do on Ireland's Ancient East.

Hook lighthouse

Climb the 115 well-worn steps of the tower and explore thick-walled chambers, meet a life-size hologram figure: St Dubhán, who tells of perishing nights spent with fellow monks in the 5th century warning sailors against dangers with a beacon they kept alight on the headland.

Then another life-size figure appears: Strongbow's son-in-law William Marshal, "the greatest knight that ever lived", who tells of his empire in the Southeast, as he built this very lighthouse tower in the 13th century, to guide shipping to his port at New Ross. Hear tales of times gone by of life as a lighthouse keeper. And when you reach the tower balcony enjoy the sea breeze on your face as you gaze at the miles of coastline and an awesome 360 degree view stretching across Wexford, Waterford and the Celtic sea.

Hook lighthouse visitor centre

Then relax by the sea and enjoy some homemade produce at the Café in the visitor centre situated the former light keepers' houses with gift shop, art workshops and exhibits.

Unique Sunset guided tours

Unique Sunset guided tours are also on offer by prior arrangement with Hook lighthouse. These bespoke tours culminate with the spectacular panoramic views of the rolling seas stretching out while visitors savour Irish mead, prosecco, fresh tea and coffee along with Ballyhack smokehouse smoked salmon on homemade brown bread, a selection of homemade canapés and homemade mini desserts while visitors enjoy the stunning sunset from the lighthouse watch room and balcony.

Annually Hook lighthouse also hosts a plethora of festival, special events and autres fêtes familiales..

Book a Guided Tour

Open Year Round

Daily 09:30 - 17:00

Tours every half hour from 09:30 to 17:00 and later during peak season.

Closed: December 18th to 25th. Open December 26th to January 2nd, 10:00 - 17:00, Guided tours from 11:00 to 16:00 every half hour. During extreme weather the lighthouse may close.

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time.

Approx. visit duration: Allow 30 minutes for tour. To fully enjoy the site, allow up to 2 hours.

Group bookings by prior arrangement.
Access to the lighthouse by guided tour only.

Guided Tour Rates

Group rates are available on Guided Tours and Café depending on time of day, week and year, by pre-booking during office hours.

TEL: +353 51 397 055
EMAIL: info@hookheritage.ie
WEBSITE: www.hookheritage.ie

Hook lighthouse, County Wexford, Ireland.

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Hook Lighthouse on the Celtic sea

Hook Lighthouse on the Celtic sea

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, October 2017.


Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland

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