It makes you feel quite peaceful walking around the place. Try to walk to the Upper Lake too. It's a nice stroll, and the perfect place for a picnic.
About Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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The ruins are a short walk from the visitor center and there are guided tours but we chose to self explore. You can spend hours wondering the ruins and attempting to read the headstones. Saint Kevin gave up his lifestyle to follow his religious beliefs...More
During our stay in Ireland we enjoyed the most Glendalough & Cliffs of Moher. Glendalough has a fascinating collection of buildings (a church, a tall round tower, lots of graves) to explore. If you have time for more stunning views walk to upper lake (~4km...More
A beautiful day helping our enjoyment of this great location. We did the white looped walk over the hill looking down to the valley and lakes along the wooden boardwalk. It was fabulous! The walk is steep in parts but very doable and well worth...More
The ruins of this early monastic settlement are located in a beautiful, peaceful area of Glendolough. The abbey was started by St. Kevin, and the ruins date back to the 10th and 12th centuries. We were there on a rainy day, and the steps and...More
Paid a brief visit to Glendalough monastic centre and amazed by the peaceful and tranquil views around the area. The centre was very busy and after a small charge for the car park there were plenty of interesting sight to see. Enjoyable stroll around the...More
History and monuments set in a very scenic location. Should be on everyone's to do list out of Dublin. Try to go up by road across Sally Gap - simply beautiful drive. Your visit to the site and valley commences at the Visitor Centre. There...More
Its the remains of a monastic village and cemetery. The lakes are literally 14 km away so be prepared to walk. Its a long drive from Dublin!
The settlement is an easy drive from Dublin. There is plenty of parking available on site. There is a small visitors center where you can pay to watch a video, but the walk to the settlement is actually free of charge. There are bathrooms available...More