Sunset Tour at Hook Lighthouse on Good Friday

The world's oldest original operational lighthouse is set to host an unusual event this Good Friday as a Sunset Tour Experience is announced

Jutting out to sea at the tip of the Hook Peninsula on the corner of Ireland’s Ancient East, there is there is no better place to take in the vast seascapes and glorious colours of Ireland’s Celtic Sea.

The Sunset Tour Experience offers visitors the opportunity to take a guided tour up the 115 well-worn steps of the medieval tower and see it’s heritage come to life as they meet life-sized figures of the Monk who first kept a beacon alight at the site in the 5th century followed by the Knight who built the tower, William Marshal and hear of life as a light-keeper before stepping on to the top floor outdoor balcony to take in the 360 degree sweeping views of the Southeast of Ireland as the sun goes down.

Tours culminate with the spectacular panoramic views of the rolling seas stretching out while visitors savour Irish mead, prosecco, fresh tea and coffee along with Ballyhack smokehouse smoked salmon on homemade brown bread, a selection of homemade canapés and homemade mini desserts in the private lighthouse watch-room and balcony.

The Sunset Tours Experience is available by advance booking only. Tickets are €45.00 per person and the organiser’s say this is an adult only experience. Tickets can be booked online at or by calling 051 397055.