Glendalough

Glendalough, located in County Wicklow, Ireland, is a picturesque and historically significant valley renowned for its natural beauty, serene lakes, ancient ruins, and rich cultural heritage. The name “Glendalough” translates to “Valley of Two Lakes” in Irish, referring to the two glacial lakes that grace the valley.

Attractions:

Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D. and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united. Close to the monastic city is the interactive centre. The centre features an audio visual and has a model of the monastic site on display. You will be welcomed by a friendly and knowledgeable staff where all your questions will be answered.  Glendalough is one of the top attraction on Ireland’s Ancient East

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Situated off the Green Road close to the Upper Lake, and approximately 100m from the Upper Lake Car Park – 2km from Glendalough Visitor Centre.

The National Park which covers much of upland Wicklow, contains an area of approximately 20,000 hectares (49,421 acres). This includes large areas of mountain blanket bogs, including the Lugnaquilla and Liffey Head Bog complexes and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve.

The National Park provides protection for the landscape and the wildlife, from rare orchids to the wild and beautiful Peregrine Falcon.

Wicklow Mountains National Park runs a wide variety of activities for groups and individuals of all ages. Activities are free of charge and include field trips, nature walks, lectures and workshops.

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Accommodation

Address: Glendalough, Cullentragh, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Situated in a wonderfully scenic area in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Doire Coille is just a one and a half miles from Laragh and just one hour’s drive south of Dublin. The Vale of Glendalough is just two miles away. Avondale House & Forest Park, the Vale of Avoca and The Meeting of the Waters are also within easy reach.

Contact: Mary Byrne
Tel: +353 (0)404 45131

Mob: +353 (0)86 854 9696
Fax: +353 (0)404 45131
E: marybyrne508@gmail.com

 

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Address Laragh East,Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

A family run B&B set in a beautiful location within walking distance of Laragh Village, Glendalough and the Wicklow Way.  Relax and enjoy our hospitality while experiencing all that Glendalough, Laragh and the surrounding areas have to offer.  All rooms are en-suite.

T: +353 (0)404 45075
E: info@bramblerock.com Wwww.bramblerock.com

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Address: Greenane, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

Situated in Greenane Village, Birchdale House is a spacious modern, warm and friendly home in a beautiful rural setting, with scenic views of the Wicklow Mountains. It is an ideal quiet retreat which can be used as a base to visit the sites of Ireland’s Garden County and East Coast.

Birchdale House has first class ensuite accommodation. Each bedroom is spacious and has a double, single bed and a television. The guest lounge has TV & Video, and Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Website: Birchdale House

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Address: Laragh Glendalough Co Wicklow

Located in Ireland’s beautiful Wicklow Valley in historic Glendalough and just an hour from Dublin it is the ideal location for any visit to the east of Ireland. The Tudor Lodge is adjacent to the Avonmore River and “Wicklow Way” and 1Km from the many attractions of the old monastic City of St. Kevin. This house is ideally situated to start your holiday taking in the local scenery, hill walks, wildlife, pubs, restaurants and much more.

Tel:+353 (0)404 45554
Fax:+353 (0)404 45554
E: info@tudorlodgeireland.com W: www.tudorlodgeireland.com

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