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Bubblemakers Go to the Lighthouse 'By Hook or By Crooke'
The Hook peninsula is located on the southern tip of Wexford and home to Hook lighthouse - a 13th century lighthouse & the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.
We've just returned from a trip to the area. Our intrepid Bubblemakers love it there & although a dive site, this it not the reason we visit. Children (& adults too) love Hook lighthouse no matter what the weather conditions. It's pretty on a calm sunny day, but beautiful & wild on a windy day with waves crashing over the rocks - truly spectacular.
The former lighthouse keepers’ houses are now visitor facilities with a cafe, gift shop, maritime displays & maps of the wreck sites. It's also possible to climb the lighthouse but our Bubblemakers aren't at that stage just yet!
There is also a children's art programme on site with daily summer workshops & regular Saturday sessions year round. Any age can sit and paint at any time on paper, slate, found objects e.g. shells, driftwood. It's a great way of sheltering from the weather.
Luke refers to it as 'his lighthouse' & insisted on frequent visits. Luckily it can be seen from a distance in the surrounding area. Our purchase of a replica of Hook lighthouse will provide playtime & memories for years to come.