Hook Lighthouse Visitor Centre Hook Head, Churchtown, Fethard-On-Sea, Co Wexford Wexford Heritage/Visitor Centre

Hook Lighthouse Visitor Centre

Visit the oldest intact working lighthouse in the world… Hook Lighthouse. Named the flashiest lighthouse in the world by lonely planet and voted in the top 10 attractions in the Irish Travel Awards, it’s an experience not to be missed!

September

  • Family Fun Sunday - September 1st
    And to take the Summer season to a close is a Family Fun Sunday at Hook Lighthouse. Some of those pesky Pirates will be back to take hold of the Lighthouse. Don’t miss the calamity on Sunday, September 1st as Captain Hook and his cronies host their final Pirate Fling, all of their usual antics and mischief will be par for the course.
  • Harvest Moon Celebration - Saturday, September 14th
    Hook Lighthouse is set to host its fourth annual Harvest Moon celebration. Visitors can enjoy watching the sunset and the Harvest moon rise over Hook Peninsula beneath the protective beam of the world’s oldest intact operational lighthouse during the Harvest Moon Fish and Chip Supper at 7.30 pm. After a Welcome Drink in the Watchroom, Explore the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world as you take a Fish and Chip supper Tour Experience. Following your private tour experience take a seat in the Lighthouse Keepers conservatory and enjoy the magnificent views of the rolling seas as you will be served a wonderful traditional seaside supper of locally caught seasonal fish in a beer batter with served with wine or craft beer. Tickets are €35
  • National Culture Night - Friday, September 20th
    Hook Lighthouse celebrates its ancient maritime heritage and culture and will throw the doors open for free on National Culture Night. Come and enjoy a free guided tour experience Free Guided Tours will run at 5.30, 6pm, 6.30 and 7pm, pre-book on www.hookheritage.ie to avoid disappointment.

Café and Visitor Centre will be open to 7pm

October

  • Feile Samhain - October 26thto 28th & 31st
    Discover the history and mystery of Samhain from October 26th to October 28th & 31st 2019. At 2 pm and at 3pm daily, a free Féile Samhain ritual will be showcased at Hook where age-old tales of Samhain will be shared by ‘Druids’  in the graveyard of one thousand ships, along with children’s entertainment with Captain Hook and Pirate Pat
  • Samhain Art with the resident artist at Hook Lighthouse, Rose, will also be on offer
  • The Lighthouse café will serve traditional fare and special Samhain platters.
  • Spooky Tours - October 26th to 28th
    Special ghastly lantern-lead Halloween tours only for those who like the ghoulish and ‘sphooky’ will be on offer at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, and 7pm. Venture into darkness as you ascend the 115 steps of Lighthouse amid the graveyard of 1,000 ships, explore the original keepers’ quarters and learn about the Ghostly tales behind the Lighthouse and its grounds including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff. NOT for the faint-hearted. Pre-book  tickets: €10 per person.

Feile Samhain
October 26thto 28thh & 31st
Discover the history and mystery of Samhain from October 26th to October 28th & 31st 2019. At 2 pm and at 3pm daily, a free Féile Samhain ritual will be showcased at Hook where age-old tales of Samhain will be shared by ‘Druids’  in the graveyard of one thousand ships, along with children’s entertainment with Captain Hook and Pirate Pat
Samhain Art with the resident artist at Hook Lighthouse, Rose, will also be on offer
The Lighthouse café will serve traditional fare and special Samhain platters.

Spooky Tours:
October 26thto 28th
Special ghastly lantern-lead Halloween tours only for those who like the ghoulish and ‘sphooky’ will be on offer at 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, and 7pm. Venture into darkness as you ascend the 115 steps of Lighthouse amid the graveyard of 1,000 ships, explore the original keepers’ quarters and learn about the Ghostly tales behind the Lighthouse and its grounds including the paranormal experiences of previous guests and staff. NOT for the faint-hearted.
Pre-book  tickets: €10 per person. for tickets

Winter At Hook

Winter at Hook is always spectacular, amazing sunsets, crisp clear days where the views stretch along the Coast and Stormy days where you can watch the rolling Seas from the Comfort of the Conservatory.

Whale Watching Season
During Winter in particular between November and February, The waters around Hook Peninsula are frequently visited by majestic whales, such as Humpback, Fin and Minke, along with Harbour Porpoise, Common Dolphins and Seals. The Humpback has become particularly associated with the Hook Peninsula.
December

Hook Lighthouse is closed from 5 pm December 22nd and re-opens on December 26th (St. Stephen’s Day at 11 am).

Daisy Day - December 26th
A day of fun with a free ‘Daisy Hunt’ and games. Local history records show the old new year custom of ‘penny for a daisy’ was carried out by children and large numbers of children collected the first flower and received pennies for them. Come and find a Daisy at Hook Lighthouse and enjoy a chocolate coin reward this St. Stephen’s Day.

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Marking the Entrance to Waterford Harbour at themouth of the three sisters river system for over 800 years

The Visitor centre at Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the Medieval lighthouse tower, built by the Earl of Pembroke as part of the development of his Lordship of Leinster,

Purpose built as a lighthouse 800 years ago, and still fully operational today, Hook Lighthouse truly is one of a kind!

Guided tours take you through the lighthouse with fascinating insights, stories and facts of this unique building.

Enjoy the spectacular view from the balcony.

Visitor Centre located in the former keepers houses where there is a first class gift shop and café and bakery, our friendly staff are happy to help with any tourist information you require.

Relax by the Sea with a coffee and homemade scone and keep an eye out for seals dolphins and even whales! In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse!

Free facilities, parking, toilets, garden picnic areas, Wifi access

Visitor centre open year round

Comprising Guided Tours of Lighthouse Tower, Gift Shop, Café and bakery, Art exhibits, Artists workshop and Art classes, and maritime displays

Café and bakery

Our menu offers our famous Seafood Chowder, lobster, crab and various seafood options along with lighter bites, Home baking from our on site bakery. Relax in our conservatory watching the waves crashing on the rocks just outside the window, or avail of our WiFi service in the café area.

Art

Art classes for adults and kids are held at the lighthouse all year round, with Artist Rose Finn.

Hook Lighthouse Visitor Centre Opening Times


Visitor centre open year round but closed for one week upto and including 25 December.

  • June/July/August 09.30 to 18.00
  • May/September 09.30 to 17.30
  • Rest of year 09.30 to 17.00


Comprising Gift Shop, Cafe, Art exhibits and maritime displays.

Guided Tour Admission prices

•    Adult €9
•    Senior / Student €7
•    Child under 5 yrs free (with accompanying adult / family)
•    Family (1+1) €12
•    Family (1+2) €15
•    Family (2+1) €20
•    Family (2+2) €22
•    Family (2+3) €24

 

Group rates are available on Guided Tours and Café depending on time of day, week and year, by pre-booking during office hours.

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