Hook Peninsula

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Hook Peninsula
Rinn Duáin
Hook Head in Ireland.png
Location of the Hook Peninsula
Adjacent bodies of water
Area60 km2 (23 sq mi)
CountyIRL COA County Wexford 3D.svg Wexford

The Hook Peninsula is a peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland. It has been a gateway to south-east Ireland for successive waves of newcomers, including the Vikings, Anglo-Normans and the English.

The coastline offers a beach a day for a fortnight and is one of the special attractions of this area. Pretty fishing villages, bird watching on the mudflats of Bannow Estuary, deep sea angling, snorkeling and swimming are part of the area's maritime life. Rivers, valleys, estuaries and rolling hills have long provided south-west Wexford with rich grazing land.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Billy Colfer (2008-04-20). The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford. Cork University Press. ISBN 9781859183786.

Coordinates: 52°08′03″N 6°55′10″W / 52.134286°N 6.919463°W / 52.134286; -6.919463