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Hook Lighthouse

By maytownme  
Hook Lighthouse in Co Wexford, is a unique example of an almost intact medieval lighthouse. It dates from the early 13th century and was a major feat at the time of its construction.

Purpose built as a lighthouse, it has served sailors and shipping for 800 years, apart from a short closure during the 17th century.

It is thought to be one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world.

Shot this back in Aug, wasnt happy with the previous upload, so I tweaked curves etc. I left the lens flare from the light in as it had a nice halo around it.
This is a fabulous place, got inside and had a good look around, it was built in the 13th century by monks, hence it being kind of like a church inside. Thanks for looking.

Tags: Lighthouse Ireland Hook Wexford Landscape and travel

Voters: User_Removed, ringyneck, Stace and 9 more



Stace 15 2 2 England
20 Sep 2008 5:43PM
Super image

rowarrior 15 4.4k 9 Scotland
20 Sep 2008 6:45PM
Interesting story behind it, thanks for sharing
garymcparland 16 343 3 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2008 4:44PM
Nice one Danny, great lighthouse and story behind it. Like the flowers in the foreground


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