Glendalough Valley

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St Kevin came to this long isolated valley, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, to find solitude. Later, he founded a monastery that became a highly frequented pilgrimage centre and still continues to attract hoards of tourists. The «Glen of the Two Lakes» is, without doubt, one of Ireland's most evocative monastic sites. This is due both to the beauty of its setting and the number of buildings - intact or in ruins - testifying to the beginnings of Christianity in Ireland.

Useful information

Adresse : 

R 756

Phone:

+353 404 45352

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

[Monastic site all year - Visitor Centre mid Mar-mid Oct: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm]

Nearby tourist attractions

Glendalough Monastic Complex
Glendalough Monastic Complex
Lying east of the lower lake, the ruins
60 minutes
Upper Lake
Upper Lake
The 10C-11C Reefert church is believed
30 minutes
Wicklow Mountains
Wicklow Mountains
South of Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains
60 minutes
Wicklow Gap
Wicklow Gap
The road west from Glendalough to
60 minutes
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Upper Lake
Upper Lake
The 10C-11C Reefert church is believed
30 minutes
Wicklow Mountains
Wicklow Mountains
South of Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains
60 minutes
Wicklow Gap
Wicklow Gap
The road west from Glendalough to
60 minutes
See all