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This week guided tours have resumed at the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse following the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Visitors are allowed back inside the Co. Wexford attraction following a long hiatus stretching to October of last year, while the grounds have been open in recent months.

"We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back to Hook and see them enjoy the full experience," acting manager Lorraine Waters said, adding that it is a highlight of a visit to Hook Head to be able to visit the inside of the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.

"We are going to continue to offer our outdoors guided tour experience in addition to tours of the tower as we have found that it has been hugely popular and is of particular interest to nature lovers, those with a fear of heights and those with mobility issues."

RTE News has more.

Published in Lighthouses

William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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