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Address: Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 260 0548
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Description: Hi, I'm Martin Swords, and my Glendalough Guided Walks offers you an...
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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Nature at it's finest

What a beautiful beautiful place! Everywhere you look you will find it hard to believe this is true nature and not a photoshopped version! The lake is vast and so pretty. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a beautiful beautiful place! Everywhere you look you will find it hard to believe this is true nature and not a photoshopped version! The lake is vast and so pretty. The woods surrounding the lake are filled with many varieties of plant, shrub, tree and flower. The entire place is just magical. A great day in the outdoors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My wife and myself had a great experience on Martin's guided tour of Glendalough Monastic village and nearby area. Martin provided a wealth of interesting information about the history and culture of the site. We also learned much about the local area fauna and flora, the importance of irish names, and some more modern history of Ireland. Well worth the... More 

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Maisons-Laffitte
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 260 0548
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Vale of Glendalough  >  Glendalough Village

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