We have been to Ireland several times, but had never been to Glendalough. It was our first day, just arrived and my husband and I had his 82 year old mother with us. After a short nap in the Tudor Lodge in Laragh, we met Martin for a walk around the Monastic settlement and the lakes. It was a wonderful start to our holiday. We loved the stories of St. Kevin and the lakes, and how they were told. He was very accommodating to us--taking a shorter route back when it began to grow late. It was a very enjoyable afternoon learning not only about the area, but about Irish history and culture in general. Well worth it!!