The 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse will re-open to the public on Saturday, May 1st 2021 following its closure due to COVID19.
The iconic Hook Lighthouse is the most popular tourist attraction in Wexford and the team at the lighthouse have taken carefully measured steps to re-open in a safe manner.
The Wexford attraction will open for weekends only (including bank holidays) from 10 am until 5 pm until the current Covid restrictions allow for guided tours of the medieval lighthouse tower and the Hook Lighthouse gift shop to re-open.
For now, due to current restriction levels, visitors will be able to access the grounds of the beautiful lighthouse, however, tours are unavailable at present. The facilities at the lighthouse will be open, such as parking and bathroom facilities. The Hook Lighthouse Café and ‘The Seahorse’ will be serving a takeaway menu of hot drinks, sandwiches, soups, chowder and snacks and in addition the outdoor dining options ‘The Seahorse’ and Hook BBQ Station will be open once the weather permits.
Manager at the Lighthouse Lorraine Waters says, “We are overjoyed to be able to get back to doing what we do best and we are very much looking forward to welcoming back visitors to the beautiful Hook Lighthouse from May 1st.
We are asking all of our visitors to help us to help them and to keep in mind all social distance guidelines while on-site. We want to assure all of our visitors that we have taken every step possible to ensure a safe environment for everyone and we look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to the site of the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world.”
For further details on Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford, Ireland see, www.hookheritage.ie