Friday 16 November 2018

Ancient East TV ad showcases beauty of Hook Head

The television advert for Ireland's Ancient East
The television advert for Ireland's Ancient East

Esther Hayden

Hook Head is being showcased in all its glory in the television advert for Ireland's Ancient East.

The ad which was first aired last week the story of a little boy who can't get to sleep. His dad begins to tell him stories from a big, orange book and they are transported to the beautiful landscapes of Ireland's Ancient East, witnessing the brutal Viking raids in the spectacular Dunmore Caves in Kilkenny and the tragic history of Spike Island in Cobh.

Next they visit the world's oldest lighthouse on Hook Head before discovering the origins of the mysterious dolmens in the stunning Cavan Burren. Finally, the little boy discovers where his dad's stories really come from.

The music is an exclusive edit of 'That Day' by Villagers, recorded live at RAK for the album 'Where have you been all my life?'

Hook Head in Wexford was one of the four stunning locations to take centre stage in the brand new TV ad, alongside Dunmore Caves Co. Kilkenny, Cavan Burren Park, Co. Cavan and Spike Island in Co. Cork.

Other top Wexford attractions which are being heralded by the A to Z campaign include Ballyhack Castle, Forth and Bargy and Duncannon Fort.

You can also view the ad on or

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