After their success last weekend at Cahore Point in Wexford, a group made up of folklorists, archaeologists, historians and lovers all things local headed to the Hook Peninsula in search of Éire No. 16 and were not to be disappointed in their hunt for another unique piece of Irish history.
Some 8 days after their find at Cahore point, the team (Michael Fortune, Barry Lacey, Owen Dunbar, Taylor Walk) headed to Hook head armed with just an old aerial photo provided by Ozzy Kelly who works for the Irish Air Corps.
Within minutes they had identified the location and two small test holes revealed the É from the Éire sign.
Lovely cut stone, well laid and some with whitewash on them.
This is great news for Wexford as this is 2nd of the seven signs in Wexford the team has uncovered in a few days, reclaiming a fascinating piece of Irish history.
The team is now informing relevant authorities of the exact location of their discovery and is encouraging locals to do the rest.
The teams next task will bring take them to North Wexford to find “Éire No. 10” at Kilmichael Point.