Ring of Hook

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Ring of Hook
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Less than one hour in length take the Ring of Hook Coastal Drive to soak up the stunning coastal rural scenery this beautiful part of Ireland has to offer, while catching sight of some of our county’s most important built heritage. Follow Ring of Hook Signage starting from Tintern Abbey, on to Fethard village, Baginbun Head, Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse, Templar’s Church ruins and finish in Duncannon Village. Full map and brochure available May 2015.
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mparker11
Urbana, IL379 contributions
We traveling the scenic route while we were traveling in Ireland in July. It is a very pretty peninsula and you can enjoy the many places to stop and take pictures.
Written 4 August 2022
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R G
Dublin, Ireland941 contributions
Spectacular sea views especially on stormy days , roads can be tight in parts otherwise plenty of stop off points to admire the views
Written 15 July 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,560 contributions
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Loved the drive around the Hook peninsula. The roads are not great but take your time and you'll be rewarded with stunning scenery.
The Hook Lughthouse is the highlight but don't miss Duncannon Beach and Fort and Templar Church.
The views out to sea and along the coast, especially towards Waterford and Dunmore East are mesmerising.
Cannot believe it took me as long as it did to get down here!
Written 26 October 2021
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Eugene Y
Dungarvan, Ireland71 contributions
Visited the Ring of Hook recently. Winding our way along the coast is a magical area and well worth a visit.
Written 20 September 2020
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Angela O
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Hook lighthouse was a picturesque attraction, with a lovely cliff view. We were disappointed that we were not allowed in after a long drive, which kept us late for our slot. But will go again some day. Just don't be late for your slot. My worst thing of my lovely weekend in Wexford. But the place is amazing anyway.
Written 26 August 2020
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Dave S
East Midlands33 contributions
Couples
The Hook Peninsula is just packed with history. On the tip is the world's oldest working lighthouse; 800 years and still going. A couple of miles further inland you will find a Templar's church, a bay where sunken Spanish treasure washes up from time to time, Duncannon Fort, the remarkable Tintern Abbey, Colclough Walled Gardens, and even a shipwreck!

Throw in a few great pubs (Roche's in Duncannon village is a favourite), plus possibly the best restaurant in Ireland (Aldridge Lodge) and you have the makings of a great holiday.

Definitely one of the great undiscovered parts of Ireland and only 45 minutes from Rosslare ferry port.
Written 13 February 2020
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carol p
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Couples
Even though we are traveling in November, the ring of Hook was a lovely drive. There are so many sites to see along the way. Many of the restaurants are closed for the season so we timed lunch for the lighthouse. Highly recommend the seafood chowder and the fish and chips. It took us about 8 hours to stop off at all the sites throughout the day.
Written 20 November 2019
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zimmys57
Delavan, WI717 contributions
We dedicated one of our mornings while staying in Kilkenney to take the drive down along the coast and check out the Hook Lighthouse. We realy enjoyed the beautiful drive along the coastline and taking in the guided tour of the lighthouse. It was a great way to take advantage of a blustery cool day as the waves were crashing up on the shore making for some good photo ops.
Written 2 November 2019
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Restless59
Bournemouth, UK1,005 contributions
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Ring of Hook is much smaller than its ‘sisters’ in SWest but it is glorious. It’s Pretty & quiet with some nice history attached including The Hook Lighthouse. Started at Tibetan Abbey and did a couple of the shorter walks then drove slowly round finishing at The East Passage Ferry which I took to cross to drive to Waterford.
Written 8 October 2019
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Nicky J
Ramsgate, UK385 contributions
Business
I drove her on my free day while on business and wanted to see as much of the area as I could. The Lighthouse at Hook was my destination but I took in several sights along the wAy, including Loftus Hall and several lovely, secluded coves.
It’s a long drive down to this point and not an awful lot to see once you are in the peninsula o
In bad weather, as I was.
Written 20 July 2019
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