Wicklow County Tourism

Glendalough

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul – Glendalough

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Glendalough Monastic City, Laragh Glendalough
The Cathedral is the largest of the seven churches in Glendalough.  It was built in several phases from the 10th through the early 13th century. Large mica schist stones, which form the foundation up to the height of the west doorway, were

Glendalough Mines

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Glendalough Mines:, Glendalough Mines:
  The mines located in Glendalough and Glendasan were mined for metals such as lead, silver and zinc. It was carried out from the early 1800s up to 1957. Although it is well known for its monastic ruins and breath-taking scenery few p

Glendalough Monastic City

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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 sur

Glendalough Visitor Centre

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Glendalough Visitor Centre, Laragh Glendalough, Tel.: +353 404 45325
The visitor centre brings visitors back in time to the golden age of Irish History:   the Ireland of Scholars and Saints.  Follow the footsteps of St. Kevin, founder of Glendalough.   The audio-visual show is available in many language

Monastic City Gateway

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Glendalough Monastic City, Laragh Glendalough
Glendalough, also known as the city of the seven churches, was enclosed within a circular wall. The arch is built with roman style columns meaning the stones were cut specifically to scale and they held themselves up without the need for mo

National Parks Information Centre

National Parks Information Office

Upper Lake, Glendalough
  The Information Office of the National Park is located beside the Upper Lake car park, on the Green Road, at the Upper Lake, Glendalough. The office contains an exhibit on the Park and its wildlife. The Park’s Education staff i

Priest House – Glendalough

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Glendalough Monastic City, Laragh Glendalough
To the west of St Kevin’s Cross lies a small building known as the Priest’s house. The name derives from an 18th century practice of bringing the priests to be readied for burial and also burying priests in the floor. According to local

Reefert Church

Reefert Church

Glendalough Monastic City, Glendalough
The remains of Reefert Church are situated in a woodland setting, on the south-eastern shore of the Upper Lake close to the Information Office. Reefert derives its name from the Irish ‘Righ Fearta’ meaning burial place of the kings (ref

St Kevin’s Cross

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Glendalough Monastic City, Laragh Glendalough
St. Kevin’s Cross is a fine example of a plain cross remarkably carved from a single granite stone. The arms of the cross are over a metre in length. The imperforate cross stands about 2.5m tall. It may have marked the boundary of the

St Kieran’s Church

St Kieran's Church

Glendalough Monastic City, Glendalough
To the south-east of  St. Kevin’s church lie the remains of St Kieran’s, the smallest of the surviving churches at Glendalough.  This church, with coeval nave and chancel, was discovered beneath a mound of earth and stones in