St Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day events at Hook Lighthouse include from a green theme in the café and a celebration of Patricias and Paddys, meaning that if your name is Paddy, Patricia or Pat, you can get access to a free Lighthouse tour this St Patrick's Day at Hook Lighthouse.
On St Patrick's Weekend, a search of the lighthouse lawns will be underway to hunt the snakes from the peninsula. The Snake Search will be on offer at both 12 noon and 2 pm, and all of the children who manage to capture a snake can take it home as their new pet! The Snake Hunt will be followed by fun and games on the lighthouse lawns.
On Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday 19 March, all mothers can get a free tour of Hook Lighthouse, ad there will be a sweet treat for them too.
Hook Lighthouse is open daily and visitors are invited to climb the 115 steps of the fifth century tower, where the monks of Hook Head in Co. Wexford lit fires to warn ships off the rocks. With each step visitors ascend, they will delve back in time and hear the tales of the knights, monks and lightkeepers who lived there along with the battles, shipwrecks and heroic seafaring they encountered before they step onto the tower balcony to view the miles of sea and coastline rolling out before them.
Guided tours are on offer seven days a week at Hook Lighthouse, sharing with visitors one of the stories on Ireland's Ancient East.
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