By Hook or by Crooke Touring Route
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Wexford, Waterford, Wexford,
Follow in the footsteps of Henry II, JFK’s great-grandfather, the tour, takes in Wexford Town Fethard-on-Sea, Hook Peninsula Loop, Passage East, Dunmore East, Waterford City, New Ross, and back to Wexford Town. Distance: 160km. (99 Miles).
Follow in the footsteps of Henry II, JFK’s great-grandfather and 18th century fishermen on a driving tour undertaken by Hook or by Crooke from Wexford Town, Fethard-on-Sea, Hook Peninsula Loop, Passage East, Dunmore East, Waterford City, New Ross, and back to Wexford Town. Distance: 160km. (99 Miles)approx.
Departing from Wexford (via R733), this route travels directly to the Hook Peninsula, and particularly the lighthouse that takes its name, where visitors can climb its spiralling steps to views stretching as far as Wexford’s Saltee Islands.
Continuing on a loop of the Hook, look out for Loftus Hall where the devil is said to have been unmasked during a game of cards, and the star-shaped Duncannon Fort.
After crossing the Suir Estuary by ferry from Ballyhack to Passage East swing south to the hidden coves and seafood restaurants of Dunmore East, before returning north (via R684) to explore Waterford and it’s Viking Triangle. The final stop is New Ross (via N25), where the you can visit Dunbrody Experience The Ros TapestryThe Kennedy Homestead and JFK Arboretum.
Place to see on Route:
Johnstown Castle Gardens & Irish Agriculture Museum