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Hi, I'm Martin Swords, and my Glendalough Guided Walks offers you an interesting guided walk 'n talk for about two hours through the beautiful Glendalough Monastic City and the Valley of the Two Lakes, fascinating, humorous, not too strenuous, no...more
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Glendalough Monastic City in the Wicklow mountains is an absolute must-see if you're visiting Dublin and the surrounding area ... and I can't imagine a better way that I could have spent my time there than with Martin Swords as my guide. Mr. Swords is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Avik B
MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you Avik, family and friends, it was my pleasure to guide you in Glendalough. I think we all enjoyed the guided walk, I did as much as you. When the group chemistry in such a beautiful place is good, they we all enjoy the...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

You will be very fortunate to visit Glendalough with such a well-informed guide who manages to make you forget how tired you are and how crowded the paths can be on a busy summer weekend. I realized that I was not that fit to complete...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tw92
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We met Martin Swords at the Glendalough Hotel for what turned out to be a wonderful 3 hour journey through Irish history. Martin was fantastic as he guided us through the Glendalough Monastic Site. He made the journey seem like minutes as we followed in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kevinabrennan49
MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thanks Kevina and Wim It was my pleasure to guide and talk with you both. Walks generally go well when people are interested, and interesting. Your story of work and making progress in Belgium was facinating, and well done to you both. Kevina, you are...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were lucky to walk with Martin in the afternoon in may, it was not as busy as during the mornings and we had absolute lovely weather. Martin knows so much about the Irish history and the history of Glendalough, we really enjoyed listening to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Thank you. It was my pleasure to guide you. Thank you for your kind review. Spread the word! Martin

Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I discovered Martin’s Walks through Trip Advisor. I contacted him with the one day that we will have available on our upcoming trip to Ireland. After numerous helpful and courteous emails, we discovered that he was unavailable for a walk on the day of our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope to talk to you during your Irish trip. and hopefully to meet and guide you in Glendalough on your next visit ti Ireland. Slán. Martin

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Wicklow Mountains are amazing. Glendalough is the pearl of it. There are many different walking routes there but one of the most picturesque is Miner's Walk (white route). All route is about 10 km and take about 3 hours and it will require considerable physical...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

This is the reason Wicklow is known as 'The Garden of Ireland'. It's fabulous ! Martin Swords

Reviewed 24 March 2018

I was going through my family's Ireland pics from this past Thanksgiving (2017) and came across those from Glendalough. They reminded me of what a wonderful day we spent experiencing the area with Martin. It was truly a highlight of our two-week tour of Ireland....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Heather P
MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you Heather, glad you enjoyed your guided walk. It was my pleasure, and as a bonus I get to meet such wonderful people. Thank you for your kind review Martin

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

My landlady asked me to join her while visiting the place and take a walk at Glendalough. it was a very nice place we saw waterfalls and 2lakes, there is also a very old church which said to be the oldest and largest church in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank sannia97
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Do yourselves a big favor and book a tour with Martin Swords, when you go to Glendalough!! We were on our Honeymoon and had the privilege of spending half a day with Martin and his incredible fountain of knowledge, and his humour. No other tour...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you both for your kind review. It was my pleasure to be a part of your special Honeymoon trip to Ireland. Long Life and Happiness to you both. Martin.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Martin Swords went above and beyond to ensure a day of magic as my wife and I enjoyed a private guided tour of Glendalough and surrounding areas on our 10th wedding anniversary. Our day was capped with a vow renewal on the shore of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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