Jutting out to sea on the tip of Ireland’s Ancient East is where Hook Lighthouse offers the perfect panorama of the rising sun, so where better to enjoy the dawning of the New Year of 2023 than over a Sunrise tour experience at breakfast at the world’s oldest original operating lighthouse.
Tickets to the first Sunrise Tour Experience of 2023 are now available to book for the sunrise on January 1st. A ‘must do’ experience which offers visitors the opportunity to see the New Year dawning over the spectacular South East coast and take in the vast seascapes and glorious colours of Ireland’s Celtic Sea.
Visitors will be welcomed with a fresh bucks fizz and taken on a bespoke guided tour experience. Step back in time as you ascend the well-worn steps of the medieval tower, see its heritage come to life as visitors 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 light-keeper before stepping on to the top floor, take in the 360-degree sweeping panorama on the outdoor balcony and take in the views stretching across the Southeast of Ireland.
Tours culminate in the enclosed glass Lightkeeper’s watchroom with spectacular panoramic views of the rolling seas stretching out while the sun rises and visitors enjoy prosecco, fresh tea, and coffee along with a selection of delicious homemade breakfast canapés made from the finest local produce, including Ballyhack smokehouse smoked salmon on homemade brown bread.
The New Year Sunrise Tour Experience at Hook Lighthouse is now available for booking via Hook Lighthouse, call 00353 (0)51 397055, tickets are €60 per person. This is an adult-only experience. For further details see www.hookheritage.ie