Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ireland - Hook Lighthouse, Wexford

Hook Lighthouse, Wexford

Hook Head:  This long narrow rock-bound peninsula is situated to the south-west of  Fethard and is noted for the beauty of the corals found in the carboniferous limestone.  The Hook Head Lighthouse guards the approach to Waterford harbour.  There are some interesting remains of castles and churches in the district.  The rocky promontory of Baginbun was the scene of the Anglo-Norman landing which preceded the main invasion force of 1170 when they came for the conquest of Ireland.

Photography: I. O'Driscoll
2009

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