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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors...more
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I'm a sucker for old cemeteries in general, but this place was incredible. It's so peaceful and it makes you want to sit and stay awhile, contemplating the greater things in life. We walked through multiple times, reading over the headstones and appreciating the buildings...More
This was a great place to stop and see some good Irish History dating back to 900 AD. There was a very nice visitor center with a nice video and a scaled recreation of the site.
Then you can take a nice walk over a...More
I spent an overcast and drizzly day in Glendalough recently exploring the national park including the Monastic Site/Settlement. It's well worth exploring the site as there are a number of interesting buildings and ruins along with graves.
We walked the Miners Road on a beautiful day. It was busy with tourists and Families. Some Guided Walks. We climbed after leaving the miners Road and we're treated to spectacular views of the Upper Lake. This is strenuous and boots are preferable for this...More
An hour from Dublin, through fabulous countryside, to a place steeped in history. Take a walk along the lakes, and if you're more energetic go off the beaten track through miles of woodland walks. Stunning scenery. Just look at the photos!
The Glendalough Monastic Settlement was our first tour in Ireland. We enjoyed the visitors center with the filum that gave background on the settlement. We took a tour with one of the docents and gained a lot of insight into the life of the Irish...More
This is such a beautiful place, we just keep coming back, for us the best place to park, is at the lower lake, one it is free and the easiest access to the monastic village, it can get very busy, best to visit early or...More
Parking is a mare. The lower car park was full up when we arrived and so had to create a parking spot by placing car very close to end of bridge and scraping most of the side...oops. Once you get in there it is class...More
We came here with Collins Day Tours. It was our first stop, a little after 10am, stayed untill 11:30, not enough time to take the guided tour at the monastic site and walk to the second (upper) lake that was supposed to be 30' walk...More
Yes, I believe so. We paid and saw the video (well worth it) and then were invited to go on the next walking tour with the group who saw the video with us, but we elected to tour on our own. Bring cash - they do not take... More
Yes, I believe so. We paid and saw the video (well worth it) and then were invited to go on the next walking tour with the group who saw the video with us, but we elected to tour on our own. Bring cash - they do not take credit cards for the tour.