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Aug 28, 2015 - Fethard-on-Sea Castle

We drove to the nearest grocery store today for coffee and what did we find? Another castle. Everywhere you go around this area you find more and more interesting attractions. Today’s find was in the cool town of Fethard-on-Sea. Fethard-on-Sea was originally called Fethard but the name was changed following drownings at sea when the lifeboat Helen Blake capsized in 1914 on a service mission to the schooner Mexico off the Keeragh Islands. Nine of the lifeboat crew were drowned and five survived. I took a picture of the memorial in town, but...

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Jul 6, 2009 - Day 4 - 2nd stop - Fethard & Hook Lighthouse

From the Irish National Heritage Park we traveled south and west down the coast to the Hook Lighthouse. Along the way we saw signs for St. Aidan's Cathedral so we made a quick detour to take some pictures. We then stopped for lunch in Neville's Pub, in Fethard. Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest standing lighthouses in the world and the oldest working lighthouse in the world. We got to tour the lighthouse all the way up to the gallery (the walk outside of the light). It was extremely windy and we couldn't tell if it was raining or sea...

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Sines Ireland Trip

May 13, 2009 - Hook Head & Lighthouse

The weather wasn't as nice as we had hoped, but we decided to strike out for Hook Peninsula anyway. This was a fair journey by car as the area is located in Co. Wexford, also known as the sunny southeast. We stopped in Waterford City for lunch and a map to guide us to the lighthouse on the southern tip of the Hook Peninsula. We had to take the car ferry from Passage East and then travel for about 30 minutes to reach the lighthouse. This was quite a treat as most lighthouses in Ireland are not accessible by car. Hook is also distinguished as...

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