The oldest working lighthouse in the world – contract signing takes place.

The contract signing has taken place for construction works at the visitors centre at Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the world.

Hook Lighthouse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the south east of Ireland. With the support of Fáilte Ireland and Wexford County Council, the construction works will include the restoration of the roofs and original sash windows of the keepers houses and restoring the medieval cobbled yard as well as expansion to the facilities at the visitors centre resulting in a more varied service offering for visitors. New amenities will include a viewing platform and boardwalk for whale watching and facilities to house sealife exhibits, unique artefacts, and a vintage coast guard apparatus.


Construction works will begin in September and are due to complete in early November 2012.

Greta Nagle, Associate Director for Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend Waterford, commented, “We are delighted to be involved in the renovation works to Hook Lighthouse Heritage Centre. The historical nature of this site makes this project very unique and a pleasure to be involved in.”

Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend has been commissioned to provide cost management services for the renovation works at Hook Lighthouse.

The works will be carried out by James Grace Contracting.