Hook Lighthouse has been guarding the Maritime gate way to Irelands Ancient East for over 800 years.

It is the Oldest Intact Operational Lighthouse in the World.

It stands just over 35m tall with 2 Black bands on a White background being its day time marker and 1 flash every 3 second being its night time marker.

It is surrounded on three side by open seas, and on a clear day the Saltee islands and the Leinster Mountains are clearly visible.

Visit Us

Plan your Visit

Come and explore the fascinating history of the world’s oldest working lighthouse.

Book Tours

How to get here

Hook Lighthouse is located at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland.

Learn More

Shop & cafe

The Visitor Centre, located in the former keepers houses, includes a first class gift shop and café and bakery.

Learn More

Ireland's ancient east

Featuring in many travel itineraries, Hook Lighthouse is one of the landmark sites on Ireland’s Ancient East. Encompassing 17 counties and 5,000 years of history.

Learn More

opening times and prices

Buy tickets in advance online. Group rates are available on Guided Tours depending on time of day, week and year, by pre-booking during office hours.

Learn More


The Hook Lighthouse Visitor Experience is committed to the ethos of sustainable tourism and we strive to reduce any negative impact on the environment or local culture.

Learn More

Live Webcams

Our webcams are looking North towards Loftus Hall, West across Waterford Harbour estuary to Dunmore East and South into Tower Hole.

Click to view