St Kevin came to this long, isolated valley in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, seeking solitude. Later, he founded a monastery that was a very popular pilgrimage centre, before it attracted hordes of tourists. Glendalough Valley is, without doubt, one of Ireland's most evocative monastic sites and an ideal spot for walks in the surrounding mountains.
Address:R 756 Glendalough
Price:free of charge
[Monastic site all year - Visitor Centre mid Mar-mid Oct: 9.30am-6pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm]