Explore The 800 Year Old Tower
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.
Access to the lighthouse tower is by guided tour only.
Group bookings by prior arrangement; call: 051 397055 to book your group tour.
Please note you MUST check-in at the Hook Lighthouse visitor centre reception a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your appointed tour time. Failure to arrive on time for your pre-booked tour means a forfeit of your tour place and ticket.
A level of fitness is required to climb the 115 steps through the Lighthouse to the viewing balcony.
Appropriate footwear required