Hook Head Lighthouse

Lighthouses have a magic and mysticism of their own; none more so than the 13th Century Hook Lighthouse. Come and explore the fascinating history of the world’s oldest working lighthouse established from a beacon in the 6th century to a grand tower built by the ‘greatest knight that ever lived’ William Marshall to generations of devoted light keepers protecting lives at sea.

Today you can be guided up the 115 well worn spiral steps of the tower and explore the thick walled chamber, with each ascending step trail the daily and nightly ritual of every light keeper who served at Hook Lighthouse.

Journey through the ages of the world’s oldest working lighthouse and learn the tales and fascinating stories of those who spent their lives watching over the safety of those at sea from your first meeting with the life-sized hologram figure of St. Dubhan, who tells of perishing nights spent with his fellow monks in the 5th century warning sailors against the dangers with a beacon they kept alight on the headland.

Access to the lighthouse tower is by guided tour only.
Group bookings by prior arrangement; book online or call: 051 397055 to book your group tour.

Please note, all that if you have pre-booked a tour ticket online, you MUST check-in at the Hook Lighthouse visitor centre reception a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your appointed tour time. Failure to arrive on time for your pre-booked tour means a forfeit of your tour place and ticket.

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Guided Tour Rates
Adult €9
Senior / Student €8
Child under 5 with accompanying adult Free
Family (1+1) €12
Family (1+2) €15
Family (2+1) €20
Family (2+2) €22
Family (2+3) €24
Group rates are available on Guided Tours and Café depending on time of day, week and year, by pre-booking during office hours.

The lighthouse and visitor centre is open year round
Opening Hours and Tour Times

January to May
Daily 09.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

June, July & August
Daily 09.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Starting July 21st running to August 26th we open at 9.30 with the last tour at 20:00 daily.

September to December
Daily 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Tours every half hour from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.