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Glendalough Guided Walks

Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
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Great to learn from Martin about the history of Glendalough

We were lucky to walk with Martin in the afternoon in may, it was not as busy as during the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisan N
Helpful and courteous!

I discovered Martin’s Walks through Trip Advisor. I contacted him with the one day that we will... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
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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 hills to climb,and a nice cuppa' at the Glendalough Hotel to finish
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Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Just did our walk with Martin yesterday and it was excellent. He was very knowledgable about the history and the area. My husband and I totally enjoyed it, even in the rain. Martin suggested wicklow gaol which we went to and it also was very...More

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you Lori, Glad you enjoyed the walk, and glad too that you enjoyed my suggestion to visit Wicklow Gaol. Thank you, and pass the word. Martin Swords

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We were two couples and we did not know what to expect, we only hoped for some insights into the area. But we received so much more. During the 3.5 hours Martin told us anything there is to know about Glendalough, Saint Kevin, Irish History...More

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you Stefanie for your kind and generous review. It was a pleasure to guide you all. Take home many happy memories of Ireland. Send good weather, and as I told you on the walk - 'that wasn't rain that was falling, it was liquid...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a solo, young, female traveler and took a private tour with Martin. I had the best time and it was so much more personal than those big tour groups that look packed like they have 30 people in them. Martin taught me so much...More

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to guide you. Hope you liked the poems, and that the rest of your holiday in Ireland was just as enjoyable. Hope the advice I gave you was good, and that you take...More

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