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The present structure is about 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational Lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse offers guided tours of the lighthouse tower all year round and is one of the top things to do Wexford and Waterford. Climb the 115 steps to the spectacular view from the balcony.
Begin an unforgettable journey through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland’s heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. Incorporating guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, ‘The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.
Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1558 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland.
A Cistercian abbey, founded c. 1200 by William, the Earl Marshall, and named after Tintern in Wales. The remains consist of nave, chancel, tower, chapel and cloister. It was partly converted into living quarters after 1541, and further adapted over the centuries.
Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary. The castle, a large tower house, is thought to have been built c. 1450 by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, one of the two great military orders founded at the beginning of the 12th century at the time of the Crusades.
12th century Cistercian monastery with yew hedge maze –one of the largest in Ireland. Also 9 hole family golf course. Tea rooms (all home cooked food) craft gallery / small museum. Groups welcome.
Hookless Holiday Village
Hookless Village is located in the south east corner of Ireland on a cliff setting overlooking the Saltee islands and the Hookhead lighthouse. The sandy beach on Sandeel Bay is located 300 yards from the cottages and is one of 14 magnificent beaches you can visit in the area.