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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.
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.
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.
Daily 09:30 – 17:00
Tours every half hour from 09:30 to 17:00 and later during peak season
Closed: December 18 to 25. Open December 26 to January 2, 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 Lighthouse by guided tour only.
Senior / Student €8
Child under 5 yrs free (with accompanying adult / family)
Family (1+1) €12
Family (1+2) €15
Family (2+1) €20
Family (2+2) €22
Family (2+3) €24
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