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Glendalough Guided Walks

Address: Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 260 0548
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Hi, I'm Martin Swords, and my Glendalough Guided Walks offers you an interesting guided walk 'n...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Hi, I'm Martin Swords, and my Glendalough Guided Walks offers you an interesting guided walk 'n talk for about two hours through the beautiful Glendalough Monastic City and the Valley of the Two Lakes, fascinating, humorous, not too strenuous, no hills to climb,and a nice cuppa' at the Glendalough Hotel to finish

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Maisons-Laffitte
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Discovering Glendalough with Martin was quite an experience. It was a beautiful day and we made a historical tour. We loved it ! Martin told us about his country, its history, its legends, it's fauna and flora, all with humour and poetry. We grew seriously fond of him and we missed him during the rest of our trip all around... More 

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Kerry
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Scenery spectacular lakes, tall trees, cascades, miners town. all stunning, made you think you were in the likes of Canada it's so vast and beautiful.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Martin took the time to enlighten two Florida girls about the history of St. Kevin and the historic ruins of Glendalough. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the area was a highlight of our trip and we, like others, wished we could have taken him along on the rest of our journey through Ireland. Meeting with him was definitely a highlight... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Martin provided insight and knowledge that turned what would have been an average walk through historic ruins into an experience that made the monastic settlement seem alive. I wish Martin could have joined our group on other tours that we did.

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NJ USA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were fortunate to be the only 3 people on the walk the day we booked with Martin and it turned out to be just about our favorite 4 hours out of our 15 day trip to Ireland. What was supposed to be a 90 minute walk turned into 4 hours of fascinating, insightful and informative combination of history, mythology,... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very nice walks, accessible to the less confident and energetic but scope for the fit also Fairly well marked out Extremely busy and popular - justifiably so

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were very lucky to have met & experienced Martin's knowledge , attention to detail, wit & thoroughness. There were three of us & my knowledge of Irish history could fit on the head of a pin. As we competed for space with large bus tours, Martin made sure we had enough time throughout the site, the ruins , the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

(Pronounced Glen-da-lock not Glen-da-low) Martin Swords was so lovely. This was our first stop on our trip through Ireland and what a great starting out point. Martin took us through the settlement, ruins , round tower and walks making it all come to life. Could not have imagined doing this without him. We learned about the celtic cross and the... More 

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Halle, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Glenalough is itself a nice place to see - beautiful scenary, breathtaking nature - but becomes truely monastic and unforgettable due to Martins animated tour. He is a true storyteller who puts you back in the days of St Kevin and brings hem alive. An opportunity not to miss !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went on a walking tour of Glendalough with Martin in April this year. We got excellent weather & the place looked spectacular. We're from Dublin ourselves so would have had some background on the place but Martin gave a really interesting context to the Glendalough & its history. He's very knowledgeable on both the history of Glendalough & wider Irish... More 

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