Attractions

Top Choice Lighthouse in Hook Head

Hook Lighthouse

On its southern tip, Hook Head is capped by the world's oldest working lighthouse, a modern light flashing atop a 13th-century tower. Access is by half-hour guided tour which includes a climb up the 115 steps for gr…
Historic Site in Hook Peninsula

Tintern Abbey

Named after its Welsh counterpart, from where its first monks hailed, the atmospheric remains of Tintern Abbey enjoy a lovely setting amid 40 hectares of woodland. Unusually for an abbey, it has a long history as a …
Historic Building in Hook Head

Loftus Hall

About 3.5km northeast of Hook Head, this crumbling manor house gazes over to Dunmore East across the mouth of Waterford Harbour. Dating from the 1600s and rebuilt in the 1870s, Loftus Hall is reputed to be one of th…
Fort in Duncannon

Duncannon Fort

Star-shaped Duncannon Fort, just west of Duncannon village, was built in 1588 to stave off a feared attack by the Spanish Armada, and later used by the Irish army as a WWI training base (most buildings here date fro…
Historic Building in Duncannon

Dunbrody Abbey

Beside the R733, 9km north of Duncannon, ruined Dunbrody Abbey is a remarkably intact Cistercian abbey founded by Strongbow in 1170 and completed in 1220. A combined ticket (adult/child €6/3) includes a museum with …
Gardens in Hook Peninsula

Colclough Walled Garden

Walking trails lead from Tintern Abbey to the beautiful, 200-year old Colclough Walled Garden, which has been replanted and restored to its former glory.
Castle in Duncannon

Ballyhack Castle

Pretty Ballyhack is about 4km northwest of Duncannon. It’s dominated by the 15th-century Ballyhack Castle, a Knights Hospitallers tower house, containing a small exhibition on the Crusades.