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Glendalough



Glendalough

Glendalough


Glendalough, situated in County Wicklow, one hour south of Dublin, Ireland, this early Christian settlement was founded by Saint Kevin who came to the area in the 6th century, is one of the most important of such sites in Ireland and can be enjoyed without charge.

Glendalough takes its name from Irish Gleann Dá Loch wich means "Valley of the Two Lakes" because is situated in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the lower lake set no far from the ruins and beyond that is the more impressive upper lake which passes through two mountains. The mountains around offer great views of the area and great activities like hill walking, hiking and rock climbing; among the monastic remains, there are a stone churches, superb round tower and decorated crosses. You can take guided tours in French, Italian, German and Spanish all year by advance booking.

The Visitor Centre has an absorbing exhibition and an audio-visual show, is completely accessible for disabled tourists. In Glendalough there are picnic areas and a small village nearby two of them with shops and basic restaurants, Glendalough represents an easy daytrip from Dublin and if you want to escape the activity of the city and enjoy of some peace and quiet, it is the perfect place and one of the best places in Ireland.

Opening Hours:

Month
Opening Hours
Mid October - Mid March 09:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Mid March - Mid October 09:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Last admission 45 mins. before closing

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