Visit Hook Lighthouse in Wexford

Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. Voted one of Ireland’s favourite attractions, Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind. Purpose built 800 years ago by Knight William Marshal, take a step back in time and enjoy a guided tour hearing tales of medieval times and life as a light keeper. Take in the spectacular view from the balcony with miles of sea rolling out before you. Enjoy the visitor centre with gift shop, exhibits and café. Guided tours are on offer 7 days a week sharing with visitors one of the greatest experiences on Ireland’s Ancient East.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the lighthouse is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

Lighthouses have a magic and mysticism of their own; none more so than the 13th Century Hook Lighthouse. Come and explore the fascinating history of the world’s oldest working lighthouse established from a beacon in the 6th century to a grand tower built by the ‘greatest knight that ever lived’ William Marshall to generations of devoted light keepers protecting lives at sea.

  • Monday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00
  • Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00

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