Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Be part of tradition at Hook Head Lighthouse, Ireland-the world's oldest!

New Year's Daisy Day at Hook Lighthouse, Ireland. Photo Jimmy Fallon.
 Age Old Tradition fresh as a daisy this New Year's Day at Hook Lighthouse 

 Hook Lighthouse (the world's oldest operational lighthouse) are bringing back a Hook Head peninsula tradition- Daisy Day! On Tuesday 1 January 2013, bring the kids to the Lighthouse from 11.30am for an afternoon of fun, with a traditional daisy hunt and free games.

Humpback whale off of Hook Head, Ireland, photo Padraig Whooley
Additionally, Hook Head is a fantastic place to watch waves, especially in stormy weather. Its also a good place to whale watch (something I'll add to my 13 for 2013.) Here the Irish waters are among Europe's richest for cetaceans, with an impressive 24 different species recorded to date. November to February is prime whale watching time- a great activity at a time when you may think not much is happening in the natural world.

 Why not come explore the area, watch the sea, and be part of the charming Daisy tradition this year? The Daisy Hunt will be on noon to 4pm.

In case some real Daisies are not blooming there will also be a ‘Make your own Daisy’ art workshops with resident artist Rose, with the best daisy winning a prize. :-)

The event is being held in aid of charity. Hook Lighthouse & Heritage Centre's site has more info
Tours of the lighthouse are also available & the visitor centre is open year round.

June/July/August 9.30 am to 6 pm
May/September 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Rest of year 9.30 am to 5 pm

Guided Tours of Hook Lighthouse Tower
June/July/August – Every half hour from 10 am to 5.30 pm
Rest of Year – Every hour from 11 am to 5 pm
Group bookings by prior arrangement
Access to Lighthouse by guided tour only.

Enjoy Hook Head- it is a beautiful, wild & windy place- fantastic!

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