Hook Rural Tourism, County Wexford

Hook Rural Tourism, County Wexford

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Welcome to our unspoilt scenic historic peninsula. Southwest Wexford is "the secret Ireland" unspoilt and waiting to be discovered. Distinctly different from the rest of the Country, it posses a landscape, history, culture and character of its own. It's uniqueness is due in no small part to some of the early visitors from across the seas. The celts, Vikings and Norman who came, conquered and like the place so much that they stayed.

 
The Hook Peninsula in Southwest Wexford is an area of Ireland that cannot be equaled because where else would you get such a wealth of fascinating places to visit, such as Tintern Abbey. The Hook Lighthouse at Hook Head, the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world recently awarded the worlds 'flashiest lighthouse' by Lonely Planet. The Knights Templar church and castle. Duncannon Fort where both King James and King Billy left after the Battle of the Boyne.
 
Hook Tourism has built on its work with Coillte in developing Tintern trails, a series of walks around the area, and has now began to restore the early 19th century ColClough walled garden, located 300 metres southwest of the Abbey, to its former glory. This 2.5 acre walled garden will be reinstated as it was shown in the OSI, 6" historical map dating from 1838 and will operate as an organic fruit and vegetable garden and will be open to the public.
 
Of course, it goes without saying that the coastline is one of the special attractions of this area. Pretty fishing villages, bird watching on the mudflats of Bannow Estuary, deep-sea angling, snorkeling and swimming –they are as much a part of the area’s marine life as the fish that swim in the sea! Similarly, the rivers, valleys, estuaries and rolling hills, which have for so long provided South West Wexford with rich grazing land, are also the ideal playgrounds for a relaxing summer break.
 
But best of all are the people of the Hook Peninsula. Warm, friendly, funny, interesting and philosophical, they always have time for a chat or to tell stories about days gone by, and these people, together with the local history, the coast and the countryside, make up all the ingredients needed for a great holiday in wonderful Southwest Wexford.
 
Check out our blog for more places to visit in Wexford - Top 10 things To do in Wexford......

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