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Glendalough Hermitage

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The history here dates back over a 1000 years. Vikings, Norse, English, and the explanation of all. The celtic history as well as the introduction of Christianity all explained. The round towers and St.Kevins kitchen plus the lake that looks like a smaller version of Lake Louise in Canada. Lovely countyside drive to see the real Ireland.

Thank PeatFarmer
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love Glendalough. This is my special place, I can't help but get a feel of serenity when I am walking through this beautiful wonder. It doesn't need gimics to attract people to it. Just setting your sites on the stunning views of vast green mountains, tall full trees, fresh forest areas, listening to the whishing of the waterfalls....

Thank sharon S
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The Hermitage welcomes everyone with respect regardless of faith and spiritual beliefs. Having dealt with Sr Margaret with bookings through to arrival, she was most helpful and lovely. She came to our cottage and greeted us personally. She suggested we retreat to the ruins at some point. The ruins are beautiful and the Wicklow Mountains are serene. If you need...

Thank lifeguardonduty
Akersloot, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful example of a well-preserved early Christian monastic settlement, founded by St Kevin in the sixth century, combined with some nice walks in the gorgeous natural setting of a glen. Also interesting links with Iona in Scotland through St Columba.

Thank Floor S
County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Spent a week at St. Kevin's on a personal retreat. Beautiful accommodation set in the gardens of St. Kevin's Church. Sr. Margaret is at hand if you need any thing but she's more than happy to leave guests in peace should they wish. The hermitage is a few minutes drive from Glendalough .... stunning!! You can wander around the ancient...

Thank Melissa Q
Durham, Connecticut
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely visit to Glendalough Hermitage, a peaceful spot rich in history. After traveling to many places in England and Ireland, it was so nice to walk among this 6th century monastic settlement. The natural beauty of this area is not to be missed.

Thank betsygggg
Milbridge, Maine
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Our drive over the Wicklow Mountains, through the Sally Gap from the coast was absolutely gorgeous. We were impressed with the barren extensiveness of the peat bogs near the top of the range, offering limitless vistas as well as being able to see around every corner of the nearly one-lane road. As we headed down into Glendalough from the Gap,...

3Thank Mary Margaret O
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Two years ago I spent two months in Ireland and towards the end I needed a rest and time to reflect on all that had gone on in my life before Ireland and while in the country. I read about the the Glendalough Hermitage and also was given a recommendation from a friend to visit it. I called and was...

4Thank Tom P
Karmiel, Israel
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We loved it!! Just loved it!!! The best place to stay and enjoy inner peace. Amazing cottages and very friendly hosts. Very quiet and private with the option to join the services when it feels right. They allowed the freedom to do what feels right. The area , too, is amazing in its beauty and we have had unforgettable walks...

1Thank peaceofmind2014
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What a wonderful place. If you want hustle, bustle, internet and noise...DO NOT go here...This place is about being alone with your own thoughts away from the outside world. It acheives this extremely well. It has everything you need and everything you don't. The location is lovely, amazing in fact if you are a keen walker. The atmosphere is magic...

1Thank gringottsgoblin

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Address: St Kevin's Parish | Laragh, Co. Wicklow, Laragh, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Vale of Glendalough > Laragh
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Glendalough Hermitage Laragh, Vale Of Glendalough, Ireland
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