SCENES from IRELAND
RING OF HOOK, Hook Peninsula, County Wexford
61c. Hook Head and Hook Lighthouse
Hook Head lighthouse is right on the southern-most tip of the Hook Head Peninsular.
Hook Head lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world and is partly a Norman early 13th century structure built by the Earl of Pembroke as part of his development of his 'Lordship of Leinster' and so has been in continuous use for nearly 800 years. There is an interesting visitor centre, cafe and gift shop.
The treacherous rocks off Hook Head.
View of Hook Head lighthouse in its full context of saving ships from shipwreck on the rocks.
The Cafe and Gift Shop at Hook Head Lighthouse
The ruins of the old medieval church in Hook Village.
Some of the medieval tracery of the carved stone windows still survives.
61a. Ballyhack and the Passage East Ferry 61b. Templetown 61c. Hook Head and Hook Lighthouse 61d. Slade Castle and Slade Harbour 61e. Baginbun Beach 61f. Fethard Castle 61g. Tintern Abbey, Saltmills 61h. Duncannon, Beach, Fort and Harbour
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