Hook Rural Tourism Clg is a non-profit, community organisation on the Hook Peninsula, County Wexford. The organisation has been in existence for 50 years and works to promote the Hook Peninsula as a premier tourist destination and to protect its unspoiled coastal landscape and built heritage. By Hook or By Crooke is one of a number of events our organisation arranges annually. Our activities include running an annual photography competition & exhibition, organising Hooked on the Sea Festival weekend, organising Tri the Hook sprint triathlon, running the area website www.hookpeninsula.com, producing a brochure annually and managing a number of social media pages.
The Fethard on Sea RNLI provides a voluntary based, 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service which covers many areas including the Waterford Estuary, while also working to help end preventable loss of life at sea through the promotion of sea and beach safety. As a charity, the RNLI depends on the generosity of the public and the goodwill of our volunteers to maintain its search and rescue service which is essential to our coastal area. Fethard RNLI has rescued 73 people from 109 launches in the last 10 years.
The Helen Blake Replica Lifeboat Project
The Helen Blake Lifeboat project is constructing a replica of the Helen Blake Lifeboat that was in service in Fethard up when it was lost during a rescue of the crew from schooner Mexico which had run aground on the Keeragh Islands in 1914 with the loss of 9 crew.
The replica is being built by hand using traditional methods under the guidance of a local shipwright. Construction is nearing completion and once launched it will be offering tours out to the Keeragh Islands. Further details can be found at thehelenblake.com