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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
Phone Number: 0404/45325
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two...

This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations.

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So close to Dublin but so far away

This was a very pleasant surprise. You should see and feel the pleasant nature of the place interesting history too

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise. You should see and feel the pleasant nature of the place interesting history too

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Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The was part of out Wild Wicklow tour. Small settlement with a few buildings, a conical tower and a large grave yard. The "kitchen" is the only all stone building (even the roof) in Ireland. It has amazing acoustics, yell in the door and see what happens. There is also a walking trail, go to the upper lake and see... More 

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Thank Kelly O
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite days out, it's only 20 mins outside Dublin but feels like a world away. Parking can be tricky when the weather is good, the whole country seems to get notions of a good walk on days like that. There are several walks and trails you can do depending on the time you have and... More 

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Thank Carolinec2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you're interested in history or not, this place is almost mystical. The visitor centre has a great museum and miniature of the monastic settlement and gives you a better understanding of life back then as well as what the area looked like. It helps the place give you an understanding of what you are walking through, seeing, and feeling.

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Thank Karin T
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walks of varying difficulty, an informative visitors' centre, historical and archaeological interest all around - a stunning place - not to be missed. You could spend a couple of hours or a whole day here.

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Central Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's amazing to walk around stones placed by monks in the 9th century. Especially for Americans, where we consider Colonial Williamsburg to be old. Extensive monetary grounds and graveyard. We were thee on a cool musty doggy day - right off the pages of a history text. A genuine mystical experience! Not to be missed!!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings here are quite interesting but I think it's the setting that really makes it. Take a walk up to the lakes, it's really beautiful. Very peaceful feeling to the whole place, definitely worth the drive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a 12 day tour of Ireland and this was our first stop. Enjoyed it very much. Very interesting and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and fascinating history. We toured the grounds as well as the building to see the video. The grounds were free and there was a small charge for the building. I couldn't manage the climb of the area so we drove it and it was gorgeous.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well preserved monastic site located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, not too far from Dublin. There is a lot to see here including the round tower, old ruins of the church and the various buildings in which the monks lived and worked. Especially interesting are the gravestones scattered around the site with inscriptions some stretching as far... More 

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