Hook Lighthouse: one of the oldest operating lighthouse in the world

We are on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, in Ireland. Hook Lighthouse is an astonishing still-intact medieval lighthouse. Built 800 years ago, it continues to serve its original function and now boasts the award of the second oldest operating lighthouse in the world, after the Tower of Hercules in Spain. The lighthouse marks to entrance to Waterford harbour where the Barrow, Nore and Suir rivers meet. It operates with Tuskar Rock and Mine Head lights to provide coverage on the Ireland’s South East…

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#TodayInHistory – November 3

November 3 – Some important events on this day. 644 👉🏼 Umar ibn al-Khattab, second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina 1394 👉🏼 Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI 1534 👉🏼 English parliament passes Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII and subsequent monarchs become Head of Church of England 1620 👉🏼 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony 1640 👉🏼 English Long Parliament forms 1838 👉🏼 The Times of India, world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of…

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