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- 800 years of lighthouse keeping
- The oldest operational intact lighthouse in the world
- Built by William Marshal, Lord of Leinster and known as ‘The Greatest Knight’
- The phrase ‘by hook or by crook’ is said to have originated here
- Relax by the Celtic Sea
Open Year Round
Hook Lighthouse and Visitor Centre is now open to the public.
Order Free Ground Access Passes here
Daily 09:30 - 17:00, last tour 17:00
July & August Open until 19:00, last tour 19:00
Tours every half hour from 09:30 to 17:00 and later during peak season
Hook Head, Fethard-on-Sea, Hook Peninsula
New Ross, Co. Wexford
T. +353 (0)51 397 054
Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open 26th December all through the holiday period.
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time
Approx. visit duration: Allow 30 minutes for tour. To fully enjoy the site, allow up to 2 hours.
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (U5): Free
Child (5-18 years): €6.00
Family (1 adult + 1 child, aged 5-16): €14.00
Family (1 adult + 2 children, aged 5-18): €18.00
Family (2 adults + 1 child, aged 5-18): €24.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children, aged 5-18): €28.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children, aged 5-18): €30.00
Sunrise and Sunset Tour Experience from €45.00pp
Fish and chip supper from €35pp
Other Useful Information
Leaflets in Irish, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Dining café with an extensive menu including home baking and soups, showcasing local food producers.
SUNRISE & SUNSET TOUR EXPERIENCE
Enjoy local food and drinks while watching the colourful skies. Pre-booking is essential
Picnic tables are provided and picnics are welcome on the grounds, however BBQs are not permitted.
Gift Shop selling books local food and crafts as well as ethically sourced products.
Free car (70 spaces) and coach parking (2 spaces).
Visitor Centre, café and gift shop and ground floor are accessible. The exhibition is accessible. The lighthouse, by its nature, is not accessible for mobility impaired. Wheelchair accessible toilet.
Groups welcome. Pre-booking required for groups of 15 or over. Contact Cathy during office hours email@example.com or call +353 (0) 51 397 056.
Free Wi-Fi available in visitor centre.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
Tripadvisor Certificate of excellence 2015
Hook Lighthouse is a two and a half hour drive from Dublin using the M9 motorway to Waterford or the Coastal route using the N11 to Wexford. This part of Ireland is best explored by car with lots of villages, attractions and scenic opportunities within short distances.
- 50 km from Wexford via Wellington Bridge and Fethard-on-Sea
- 29 km from Waterford via the Passage East Car Ferry and Ramsgrange
- 38km from New Ross via Campile or Fethard-on-Sea