800-year-old Irish Lighthouse Reopens to the Public

Monday 20th September seen guided tours return to Hook Lighthouse in Wexford following the lifting of covid restrictions to enable such experiences to take place

Monday 20th September seen guided tours return to Hook Lighthouse in Wexford following the lifting of covid restrictions to enable such experiences to take place.

Acting Manager at the Lighthouse Lorraine Waters says, “We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back to Hook and see them enjoy the full experience. Our award-winning guided tour has been on hold since October 2020 and truly it is the highlight of a visit to the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.”

Through the pandemic, the lighthouse grounds have been open to visitors without charge and the innovative team developed a guided walking tours experience which was on offer outdoors through the summer period for a nominal ticket price.

Lorraine says, “ We are going to continue to offer our outdoors guided tour experience in addition to tours of the tower as we have found that it has been hugely popular and is of particular interest to nature lovers, those with a fear of heights and those with mobility issues.”

The award-winning tours includes insights, stories and facts about the ancient lighthouse, along with a 360 view of the surrounding area and sea from the 115 step lighthouse tower.

Tours are available all year round, more information can be found at www.hookhertiage.ie

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