Hook Head Lighthouse is open to the public and offers guided tours of the building.
The Lighthouse has been a beacon for those going to sea for over 800 years and is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse's long and interesting history as outlined by the Commissioner's of Irish Lights, can be read below. The most interesting facts about the lighthouse are:
Tower Height: 35 m
Range: 23 nautical miles
One of 70 lighthouses operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights
Tradition says that monks from a nearby monastery lit the first fire as a beacon to warn those at sea to keep away from the dangerous rocks.
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