National Park, Glendalough

Glendalough Monastry

This early Chris­t­ian monas­tic set­tle­ment was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th cen­tury is next to ‘the val­ley of the two lakes‘ with its spec­tac­u­lar scenery.

Glen­dalough or Glen­daloch is a glacial val­ley in County Wick­low, Ire­land. It is known for its Early Medieval monas­tic set­tle­ment founded in the 6th cen­tury by St Kevin, a her­mit. It has a fine tower, built of mica-​slate inter­spersed with gran­ite is about 30 metres high, with an entrance 3.5 metres from the base. There are many walk­ing trails of vary­ing dif­fi­culty around Glen­dalough. Within the val­ley itself there are nine colour-​coded walk­ing trails main­tained by Wick­low Moun­tains National Park. They all begin at an infor­ma­tion office located near the Upper Lake where maps are avail­able to pur­chase. There are also a num­ber of guided walk options.
Wicklow National Park, Glendalough
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