Harvest Moon Festival celebrations announced by Hook Lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse is set to host its third annual Harvest Moon celebration on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. Visitors can enjoy watching the sunset and the harvest moon rise over Hook Peninsula beneath the protective beam of the world’s oldest intact operational lighthouse.
From 5:30pm the Lighthouse Visitor Centre will open especially late, and invites visitors 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, enjoy some traditional harvest fare from the Hook Lighthouse Café from a Wexford baked potato to Hook Chowder. The event will also see a celebration of ‘The Last of the Summer’ with food and drink tastings including Ballyhack Smoked Salmon, Bunratty Irish meade and Fruit wines from Ireland’s Wicklow Wine Co.
There will be entertainment with Captain Hook and Pirate Pat and visitors can take a seat around the fire pits and enjoy stories of our ancient Celtic heritage from the storyteller Baya Salmon-Hawk.
Guided tours of the lighthouse will run on the hour at 6pm 7pm and 8pm and can be booked in advance on our website www.hookheritage.ie .
A photography competition also forms part of the celebration event, anyone who wishes to have their Harvest Moon image captured at Hook Lighthouse considered for the competition, they can email their image with their details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on September 26, 2018.