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Laragh Glendalough

Glendalough Monastic City – Ireland’s Ancient East

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Glendalough, Laragh Glendalough

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

Welcome to Laragh & Glendalough

The Glendalough Valley is a fantastic base for outdoor activities.  It is also a great location to stay, eat & shop.  Find on the link below a list of activities, accommodation, food & drink, services and more.

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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 53.01198
Longitude: -6.32984

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Irish Working Sheepdogs

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
Sheepdog Demonstrations Daily Shows! - Group bookings welcome! There’s nothing a sheepdog likes more than to hunt sheep, and Michael will prove this as he...

Lynham's of Laragh

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Lynham’s family run hotel offers that warm welcoming friendliness that has made Irish hospitality world famous. Wake up to panoramic views across the Wicklow Mountains,...

Wicklow Way-Avonmore Way

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
Description of Trail The Avonmore Way follows a mixture of minor road, forest road and track...

Wicklow Heather Restaurant

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
Enjoy a truly superb yet affordable gourmet experience in the tasteful surroundings of the Wicklow...

Clondara Bed and Breakfast

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • visitwicklow
  • Accommodation
Beautifully situated in an acre of lush landscaped gardens, Clondara nestles right beside the carpark...

Ballybraid / Ballyboy Trail

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
A short and enjoyable walk which brings you to Ballyboy Viewpoint. From here you’ll get...

Jakes Bar & The Bridge Restaurant @ Lynhams Of Laragh

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
Jakes Bar Why not have a drink in Jake's bar originally founded in 1776, it...

Glendale Self Catering

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
An ideal base for touring County Wicklow and the east coast, including Dublin, which is...

Glendalough International Hostel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Situated in a national park, Glendalough International Youth Hostel is a comfortable accommodation for travellers...

Glendalough Monastic City - Ireland's Ancient East

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early...

Derrybawn Woodland Trail (Orange Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
This walks starts with a steep climbing up beside the Polanass Waterfall before turn left...

Wicklow Way - Part 3:Roundwood to Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Above 6 Hours Walks
An easier day lies ahead with a downhill start to bring you to Oldbridge. Here...

Doire Coille B&B

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Doire Coille Farmhouse is situated in a wonderfully scenic area in the foothills of the...

Monastic City Gateway

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Glendalough, also known as the city of the seven churches, was enclosed within a circular...

Forest Walk Trooperstown

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
Trooperstown Forest is home to the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Teams base (which is...

Priest House - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
To the west of St Kevin’s Cross lies a small building known as the Priest’s...

Shekina Sculpture Garden

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Garden Description: This one acre garden includes a stream with a bridge, two ponds on...

Trinity Church - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Trinity Church is part of the monastic settlements in the Glendalough Valley. The Church...
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