Hook Lighthouse, Fethard On Sea

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Active for 800 years, Hook Lighthouse represents the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse has been active since the structure was finished in the 13th century. William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke, built this Norman tower in partnership with his Lordship of Leinster. Take a guided tour, which ends at the top of the lighthouse with stunning views of the natural surroundings. Watch for seals, dolphins, and whales in the nearby waters. If you've worked up an appetite, head to the cafe or enjoy a picnic on site. For a souvenir, visit the gift shop. Use our Fethard On Sea trip maker to add Hook Lighthouse and other attractions to your Fethard On Sea vacation plans.
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  • We visited the Hook Lighthouse while we were in Ireland. It is the oldest lighthouse in Ireland. Interesting area and beautiful scenery on the drive there. There is a small gift shop and plenty of....  more
    We visited the Hook Lighthouse while we were in Ireland. It is the oldest lighthouse in Ireland. Interesting area and beautiful scenery on the drive there. There is a small gift shop and plenty of....  more »
  • We had a great tour of the Hook Lighthouse. The tour guide was very informative. He gave us all of the history of the lighthouse going back to the days when monks kept a fire going to prevent ships....  more
    We had a great tour of the Hook Lighthouse. The tour guide was very informative. He gave us all of the history of the lighthouse going back to the days when monks kept a fire going to prevent ships....  more »
  • The ancient tower standing guard on the end of the Hook peninsula is at least 800 years old but a light has shone here since earl Christian times. Book one of the tours to get all of the information.....  more
    The ancient tower standing guard on the end of the Hook peninsula is at least 800 years old but a light has shone here since earl Christian times. Book one of the tours to get all of the information.....  more »
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  • My favourite place to be. It's just amazing. It's great to get to the sun on your face, especially when there's a good breeze! The shop seems to centre on fragrance rather than the usual sea faring gifts you'd expect, but there's a lovely little selection of silver jewellery. The food is outstanding with big portions. There's a nice play area for the kids and plenty of benches to enjoy the view.
  • Cannot recommend highly enough. What a beautiful area. The rocks and cliffs and beach are stunning, as good as anywhere you've been. The shop,cafe and gift shop are very well stocked and good value. The tour was terrific.. (with Johnny the baldy Dub!) Funny,witty,informative and interesting. Will definitely be back
  • This is an excellent tour! Such interesting History and John our tour guide was fantastic. He knew so much about the history and was so passionate about it. He made the tour really special. There are breath taking views from this lighthouse. We will definitely be back!
  • Had a wonderful day here. Jason the tour guide is such an asset. He's just so funny even my 19 year old daughter was impressed🤔 The history of the lighthouse is so interesting & when you get to the top its just fabulous. Had lunch in the cafe, chowder was divine, toasties not the best. All in all a great day out
  • Absolutely brilliant day out for the whole family. Frank, our tour guide was hilarious. The scenery was amazing. We got the family deal €30, it was worth every penny. All the other places and entertainment on-site was an added bonus for parents and children. If your driving you must use the Passage East Ferry €13 return, the children loved it.

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