Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Blow Away The Cobwebs At Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

The sea crashes into the rocks at low tide, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford, Ireland

As the New Year approaches, Irish people often like to head outdoors to 'blow away the cobwebs.' The end of this year, 2012, was very good for just that activity, with storm force winds blowing all over Ireland during the last week of December. 

I recommend Hook Head peninsula in county Wexford  (home to the oldest operational lighthouse in the world,) as a perfect place to get a blast of nature, picturesque scenery, & history.  

As you travel down the windy, narrow roads to the tip of the peninsula, there are stone walls, old ruins, and lovely cottages old & new. Here are a few photos:
The ruins of Hook Church, Wexford, Ireland
The world's oldest working lighthouse- 800yrs at Hook Head, Wexford, Ireland

If you'd like to take part in the New Year's Day tradition of Daisy Day at the lighthouse, click to read. We were there yesterday (30 Dec,) and I spotted some daisies, so they are there for the finding! The link will also let you know the opening times for the lighthouse centre & tours any time of year. Enjoy! 



  1. I was here on Monday, it was absolutely gorgeous down there!

    Love your post


  2. It is great, isn't it, Will. I'm looking into trying out some whale watching, and the Hook area is one of the places that is standing out as a good watching area; also West Waterford is a possibility. We'll see how I get on-still reversing my options- and hopefully I'll have some nice photos.. Maybe even of a whale :-) Susan


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