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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...more
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Wow, what an ideal spot to bring the family and friends. Steeped in History and facilitating multiple walking & hiking trails giving fantastic views. A break from the busy city filled with fresh air, views, and friendly people.
We visited this centre and opted for to do the museum. It was very interesting and we enjoyed the video as it was so informative.it cost €5.00 per adult.
They have toilets which you can use without having to pay. Outside you can walk to...More
We visited here as we travelled from Dublin to Kilkenny. I recommend arriving early in the summer as the Visitor Centre car park can get busy. Parking is not free any more (€5). It's then about a 10 minute walk to the monastic site. Of...More
I'm a sucker for old cemeteries in general, but this place was incredible. It's so peaceful and it makes you want to sit and stay awhile, contemplating the greater things in life. We walked through multiple times, reading over the headstones and appreciating the buildings...More
This was a great place to stop and see some good Irish History dating back to 900 AD. There was a very nice visitor center with a nice video and a scaled recreation of the site.
Then you can take a nice walk over a...More
I spent an overcast and drizzly day in Glendalough recently exploring the national park including the Monastic Site/Settlement. It's well worth exploring the site as there are a number of interesting buildings and ruins along with graves.
We walked the Miners Road on a beautiful day. It was busy with tourists and Families. Some Guided Walks. We climbed after leaving the miners Road and we're treated to spectacular views of the Upper Lake. This is strenuous and boots are preferable for this...More