Friday, about three weeks ago, we visited Hook Lighthouse in Co. Wexford, Ireland. On the way back home we stopped in Kilmore Quay but that will be another post for another day.
Hook Lighthouse is located in Co. Wexford, on a peninsula. It’s about an one hour drive away from the cities of Waterford, Wexford and Rosslare Harbour. It’s 800 years old and therefore the world’s oldest of its kind that is still operational.
Weather plays an important role if you want to visit this or any other lighthouse. We were blessed that day — if we would have visited a week before we would have not seen much because of the heavy fog.
Lovely Anne Tweedy, a relative of one of the last lighthouse keepers 😉 was our tour guide that day. She told us all about the history of Hook Lighthouse, the monks that lived there, William Marshall and, of course, the work of the lighthouse keeper.
Just a few steps and we were on the first platform.
“How many black rings does Hook Lighthouse have?” she asked.
“It has two black rings.” she said with a smile.
Then we went up the narrow way, up the stairs — which are quite steep.
And then some more… It was well worth the effort, not just because of the travel through time…
… but also because of the magnificent view!
We had a wonderful and fun day — Thanks to my dear schoolfriend and our lovely tour guide Anne!
Admission/Tour currently (2017) costs €9 per adult.