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Culture Night 2017: Join in the Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse

20th September 2017
Culture Night 2017 (Friday 22 September) Among those events with a maritime setting is the Harvest Moon Celebration taking place at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford Culture Night 2017 (Friday 22 September) Among those events with a maritime setting is the Harvest Moon Celebration taking place at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford Credit: Hook Heritage.ie / facebook

#CutlureNight - Among the numerous events of Culture Night 2017 there are those with a distinct maritime theme. A notable event taking place on the night (Friday 22 Sept) is the annual Harvest Moon celebration at Hook Head Lighthouse, Co. Wexford.

So come along to this second year of the autumnal event and enjoy watching the sunset and harvest moon rise over Hook Peninsula beneath the protective beam of the world’s oldest intact operational lighthouse.

A special late opening from 6pm will take place at the Lighthouse Visitor Centre, where you are invited to come along and find a spot on the straw bales around the fire-pits on the lighthouse lawns and watch nature at its best during the autumn equinox.

Why not also enjoy some treats from the Hook Lighthouse Barbeque and some Hook Pilsner. Take a sample of the brand new Hook beers and a harvest brew from Arthurstown Brewing Company which have all been locally brewed from the harvesting of grown malted barley.

Also at this beautiful coasting setting will be Musicians among them Brendan Keane playing some songs from his forthcoming album, 'Dreaming in Parallel'. Keane has opened, in a solo acoustic capacity, for some of Ireland, and the world's, biggest acts including Status Quo, Rod Stewart, the Christians, multiple Grammy-winner, Albert Lee, Mundy, Jack L and Juliet Turner.

There's also a photographers competition as part of the celebration event. So anyone who wishes to take part can have their image considered for the competition. To do so email your image along with contact details to [email protected] by 5pm on the Sunday, 25 September. 

For much more on Culture Night in general click here and for the Harvest Moon at the Hook Lighthouse visit: www.hookheritage.ie/

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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