Places in Hook Peninsula & Around
Hook Head & Around
The journey from Fethard to Hook Head takes in a hypnotic stretch of horizon, with few houses between the flat, open fields on the tapering peninsula. Views extend across Waterford Harbour and, on a clear day, as far as the Comeragh and Galtee Mountains. This is prime day-trip country from either Wexford or Waterford.
In better structural condition than its Welsh counterpart, from where its first monks hailed, Ireland's moody Tintern Abbey is secluded amid 40 hectares of woodland. William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, founded the Cistercian abbey in the early 13th century after he nearly perished at sea and swore to establish a church if he made it ashore.
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