Glendalough (Wicklow) Reviews
Description:The picturesque valley of Glendalough is located in the Wicklow Mountains of eastern Ireland. Saint Kevin founded a ... more
Newest Review: ... say Guinness is good for you...). The monastery was once the Monastic Capital of Europe. Its site includes two beautiful lakes, 100 ft high Round Tower (built by the monks of the monastry), waterfalls, well preserved ruins of decorated crosses, stone church's, gravestones and a Cathedral. 'St. Kevins Bed' overlooks the upper lake. (The ruins date from the 11th and 12th century ... more
Customer Glendalough (Wicklow) Reviews (2)
by - written on 15/05/01, updated on 15/05/01 (Very useful, 145 readings)
The place: Glendalough or in Irish its 'Gleann Da Loch' which means Valley of the Two Lakes. It is situated in County Wicklow. It is approximately 51 km (32 miles) South West of Dublin. If you are driving, turn off the Dublin-Wexford N11 at Kilmacanogue and take the R755. The country roads are easy to navigate because there are not that many roads! Founded by St. Kevin in 498 (approx). Brief History on St. Kevin: He was born from a Leinster family. He was educated by monks. He later lived a hermits life in a cave (named St. Kevins Bed) located in the monastery he founded at Glendalough. He was said to have loved animals and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/01/01, updated on 11/01/01 (Useful, 140 readings)
Glendalough Glendalough is situated in the Valley of the Wicklow mountains but is less than an hour away from Dublin (if my memory serves me right). Glendalough lies in a valley and is surrounded by woods. It has two lakes (the upper and lower lakes) but also is the setting for one of the earliest and most important Christian sites within Ireland (11th & 12th Century.) According to Irish legends St. Kevin sought refuge in a cave, overlooking the upper lake. A monastery sprung up around him and the remains of this site can still be seen near the lower lake. Visitors to Glendalough can see this site, enjoy a woodland walk with beautiful scenery and use ... Read the complete review
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