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Glendalough Guided Walks

Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
00353 (0)404 42826
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Type: Walking 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... more » 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 « less
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NJ USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Last Summer we took the tour of Gelndalough Upper and lower with Martin and really enjoyed it. This is a special place of stunning beauty. The guided trip is especially worth it and adds many layers of extra meaning when you have a sage guide to open your eyes to the wider experience. The early Christian monks practiced a type... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you go, hire Martin Swords "We picked a house for a week rental near the town of Shillelagh. I specifically wanted to be in Wicklow, to be near Glendalough. I had been before and was amazed by its beauty and history. But this time, I hired a guide, something I rarely do. He is on TripAdvisor, Martin Swords. This... More

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It was my first time traveling to Ireland and I went over the holiday 2013. The Wild Wicklow tour was recommended. You met at the bus at 8:30 am and traveled through the mountains and saw the most beautiful views in the world. Our tour guide, Steven, was the best part of the entire tour. We sat in the front... More

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this review

Greetings Trip Advisor - always a pleasure to hear from you. I think we have some crossed wires - this last review is for Wild Wicklow Tours - a great service, whereas my site and service is glendaloughguidedwalks.com Thank you very much Martin Swords More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Martin Swords is an excellent speaker and tour guide. His knowledge of the area and its history and nature is unsurpassed. He vast knowledge of Irish history combined with his sense of humor provided one of the major highlights of our trip. He invested twice as much time for which he was hired. He is truly personal yet professorial in... More

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