This May Bank Holiday spend it exploring Wexfords Hook Penninsula! 

Get out this May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Escape for the day and take a leisurely tour down through Wexford and out onto the Hook Penninsula were you can enjoy two festivals running side by side, enjoy a tour of Loftus Hall and the Hook Lighthouse

Loftus Hall - Celtic Bealtaine Fire Festival

Reviving the celebrations of old, this fire festival is a celebration of our Celtic culture. 

Official Opening of the newly restored Gardens

Ancient Irish Bealtaine Blessing and Cleansing of the Cows Ritual

“Jump the Broom” and bless your relationship

Craft Fair


Whicker Man 

Blacksmith Demonstration


Celtic Music and Dance

Closing Ceremony – A Blessing of the Union between God of Fire and Sun Lugh and the Earth Mother Goddess of the Land Aine. Performed by High Priestess Elen of the Ways

Hook Lighthouse - Shine a Light

A celebration of the rich marine traditions and the work the Lighthouses across Ireland do throughout the year

Demonstrations from the Irish Coast Guard 

Marine Ecology Talk and Walk

Craft Fair

Fun and Games with Captain Cook and Pirate Pat

Bungee Trampoline

Live Music

Seafood Cookery Demonstration with Ballyhack Smokehouse

Medieval Combat School and Games

Marine Preservation talk by Sen. Grace O’Sullivan

Vegetarian & Vegan food available


For further information on both festivals click here for Loftus Hall and here for Hook Lighthouse

Gallivanting Tours is not involved in the organisation of either event so cannot be held responsible for changes to the schedule or please check with With Loftus Hall and Hook Lighthouses respective social media accounts for up to date information and updates

Pick Up Points

9.00am Tourist Office – Main Street Gorey

9.45am Enniscorthy Castle – Castle Hill Enniscorthy

10.20am Wexford Tourist Office – The Quay Front, Wexford Town

11.20am Dunbody Famine Ship – The Quay, New Ross

Arrive at Loftus at 12pm

Arrive at Hook Lighthouse at 12.30pm

The bus will move between sites every hour until it departs at 5pm


New Ross 5.40pm

Wexford 6.20pm

Enniscorthy 7.00pm

Gorey 7.40pm