The Hook Lighthouse and Peninsula
The place that inspired my first collections, At Piece and Into The Light. It is a place I love to disappear to with friends and family. The crashing of the waves against the rocks is just so peaceful.
The Hook Light house is situated on Hook Head at the tip of The Hook Peninsula in Co. Wexford, Irelands sunny south east. It is one of the oldest operating lighthouses in the world! I first got to experience the area in the autumn of 2014 and I fell in love with it from that day. I was with my then boyfriend, now husband, and his mother.
Getting to explore this new place and getting to know these new people in my life, was just an experience I will never forget. The wind was howling, the waves were crashing and foam was in the air. Feeling like daredevils, Aaron and I walked out as far as we could on the rocks to reach the crashing waves. We stayed so long my cheeks were red with wind burn.
The bedrock on the peninsula consist of two sedimentary rocks, sandstone and limestone. One trip we discovered the beautiful quartz beneath the limestone and I couldn’t resist, I had to bring them home! This inspired me to create the At Piece collection, a play on words. A piece of rock from a peaceful place. The main feature is the moon shaped rock, as if it had broken away from the bedrock.
If you would like to find out more information about The Hook Lighthouse and Peninsula please visit hookheritage.ie for more information.