Today we set out on a journey to visit the main attractions of the Hook Peninsula. We start our morning off by visiting The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's greatgrandfather Patrick Kennedy. It celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants.
Following this we skip up the road to The Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross. The Dunbrody was a 19th Century three-masted sailing ship that brought many emigrants from Ireland to North America during and after the Great Famine. An exact replica of this 176ft long 19th century ship was constructed and completed in 2001. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, 'The Dunbrody' provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which the Irish people faced up to desperate situation.
Leaving New Ross and en route to Historic Hook lighthouse we will stop for a well earned lunch. Fully revived we will visit one of the top attractions in Ireland, Hook Lighthouse. Thought to be the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, it is a 13th Century Norman structure, and has a spectacular view from the balcony. Here you will have a choice to climb its spiral staircase to the top or remain on terra firma and explore the location.
During your days travel you will view some the most beautiful and spectacular countryside in Ireland and learn of the many facets of Irish life and lore.