Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

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Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

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

Range23 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.

 

References

Hook Head Lighthouse Heritage Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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