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“Magical Place with Rich Christian History”

Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were so blessed that the day we arrived in Glendalough the temperature was spring like, the sun was shining and everything was perfect--literally what you dream of when you think of Ireland. The sun danced off the the stream you pass over to visit the monastic settlement. Do take a walk around the lakes. And, don't be in a hurry. Enjoy and savor the rich history and gorgeous landscape. I'd also recommend taking a journal, if you're the journalling type to allow the surroundings to speak to you as you capture the moment on paper.

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Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

There was fog while we visited glendalough and that might have made the atmosphere even more special. Interesting part of Irish history. The visitor guide is only 50cent. It was nice to do the walk around the lake.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Glendalough is a remote location today, can only imagine how remote it was when established. The setting is beautiful with grave stones and original structures. A little difficult to get to but worth a visit. No fee to visit the site, small fee to go through the visitor center and exhibits.

1  Thank jwishz
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been fortunate enough to visit Ireland 5 times, and Glendalough is my favorite place in the entire country. I am a history lover and a Christian, so the combination of old history and the lives of the saints who lived there are fascinating to me. Stay in a bed and breakfast rather than the hotel, or take a day trip from Dublin. The hotel restaurant is very good, though. Also, after you have walked through the monastic site, keep going to the lakes--one of the most peaceful places I have ever been. If you like hiking, keep going along the mountain trails.

1  Thank Paula R
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Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We decided to get out if Dublin on paddys day lol what a fantastic peacefull place, the lakes are beautifull along with the mountains it was a drizzley day but views were still great. We didn't do the steep hill walk and we heard there is a waterfall at the top maybe one day we will go back to see it. Toilets are good eds coffee cabin was good we only had scones just one thing the plastic knives were really cheap ones hard to cut ur scone as the butter was hard they kept bending lol would be nice to see this place in the summer

1  Thank rosie42068
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