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.
There are various ways to get to Glendalough:
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