Explore the oldest operational lighthouse in the world – Hook Lighthouse jutting out into the sea at the tip of the Hook Peninsula on the corner of Ireland’s Ancient East.

At sundown there is no better place to take in the vast seascapes and glorious colours of Ireland’s Celtic Sea. Take a guided tour up the 115 well-worn steps of this medieval tower and see it’s heritage come to life as you meet life sized figures of the Monk who first established the beacon at the site in the 5th century followed by the Knight who built the tower, William Marshal some 800 years ago and hear of life as a lightkeeper before you step on to the top floor outdoor balcony and take in the 360 degree sweeping views of the Southeast of Ireland. 

Tours culminate with the spectacular panoramic views of the rolling seas stretching out before you while you savour Irish mead, Prosecco, fresh tea and coffee along with a selection of open sandwiches on homemade brown bread and some homemade mini desserts while you enjoy the stunning sunset from the lighthouse watch room and balcony.

Guided ours are on offer 7 days a week sharing with visitors one of the greatest experiences on Ireland’s Ancient East and Sunset Tours are available by advance booking only.

Sunset guided tours at Hook Lighthouse are the prefect private tour opportunity, corporate occasion or a family day out. A private tour can be booked for a minimum of 12 persons or a maximum of 24. Pre-booking is essential; email: info@hookheritage.ie or call 00353 (0)51 397055.

Tickets are €45 per person – For further details see www.hookheritage.ie.

Only one sunset tour will be on offer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Tours will operate on a minimum number of 12 persons and a maximum of 24 persons.


Free facilities, parking, toilets, garden picnic areas, Wifi. Follow us on Facebook and twitter @hooklighthouse


Admission Prices 2017

Sunset Tours: €45.00 pp 


General Admission Prices 2017

Adult: €9.00
Senior (aged 65+): €8.00
Student (with valid ID): €8.00
Toddler (aged 0-4): Free
Family (1 adult + 1 child, aged 5-16): €12.00
Family (1 adult + 2 children, aged 5-16): €15.00
Family (2 adults + 1 child, aged 5-16): €20.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children, aged 5-16): €22.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children, aged 5-16): €24.00