Hook Lighthouse, Hook Peninsula Co. Wexford
Lighthouses have a magic and mysticism of their own; none more so than the 13th Century Hook Lighthouse. Come and explore the fascinating history of the world’s oldest working lighthouse established from a beacon in the 6th century to a grand tower built by the ‘greatest knight that ever lived’ William Marshall to generations of devoted light keepers protecting lives at sea.
Today you can be guided up the 115 well worn spiral steps of the tower and explore the thick walled chamber, with each ascending step trail the daily and nightly ritual of every light keeper who served at Hook Lighthouse.
Journey through the ages of the world’s oldest working lighthouse and learn the tales and fascinating stories of those who spent their lives watching over the safety of those at sea from your first meeting with the life-sized hologram figure of St. Dubhan, who tells of perishing nights spent with his fellow monks in the 5th century warning sailors against the dangers with a beacon they kept alight on the headland.