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Hook Lighthouse

The oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world

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  • Hood Lighthouse, Wexford

Service Description

Explore the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Voted one of Ireland’s favourite attractions, Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind. Purpose built 800 years ago by Knight William Marshal, take a step back in time and enjoy a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a light keeper. Guided tours take you through the lighthouse with fascinating insights, stories and facts of this unique medieval building. Take a tour and the friendly team at Hook Lighthouse will guide you through the 800 years of the Lighthouse history. 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. 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. Take in the spectacular view from the balcony with miles of sea rolling out before you. 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 360degree view stretching across Wexford, Waterford and the Celtic sea. Hook Lighthouse and visitor centre is opened all year round, with tours, cafe, gift shop and free amenities. SEASONAL OPENING HOURS AND TOUR TIMES September to June Daily 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Tours every half hour from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. . July & August Daily 09.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Tours every half hour from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Last tour 6 p.m. Christmas Closing dates: 20th to 25th inclusive Open 26th Dec. at 11am and all through the rest of the holiday period. Last admission: 30 min. before closing time Approx. visit duration: Allow 45 min. for the tour. To fully enjoy the site allow up to 2 hrs. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour to have your booking confirmed.

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O'Briens Depot, Garryduff, County Limerick, Ireland

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