The Hook Lighthouse in the distance..

Blow holes looked light boiling water...

Huge waves..

It was a wowser...


Close view..

Zoomed view of the top..

People walking on the rocks....unreal..

More blow holes..

Last one!

We visited the incredible Hook Head Lighthouse today in Wexford. It has served sailors and shipping for 800 years, apart from a short closure during the 17th century. It is thought to be one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world. When the Tower of Hook became fully automated in 1996 and no longer needed resident keepers, it was decided to celebrate its uniqueness by opening it to the public.

This is one of the most outstanding lighthouses we have ever visited. The cliffs and the sea around it are incredible. We saw signs warning of blow holes, treacherous water and freak waves. The ocean looked like it was boiling in areas. Don’t miss this one if you are in the area. I will let my pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Ireland.

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