Lighthouse at Hook Head
Hook Lighthouse is one of the local sites we will be visiting this summer. Thought to be one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, it is a unique example of an almost intact medieval lighthouse. Dating from the early 13th century it was a major feat at the time of its construction. Purpose built as a lighthouse, it has served sailors and shipping for 800 years, apart from a short closure during the 17th century.