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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

Discover Laragh/Glendalough

St Kevin's Cross

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
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...

Shekina Sculpture Garden

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
Garden Description: This one acre garden includes a stream with a bridge, two ponds on different levels, a patio, gazebo, seating areas, shrub beds and...

Glendalough Spinc Walk (Blue Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
The walk follows the Poulanass Waterfall before entering the Lugduff Valley. From there, a steep...

Wicklow Mountains Tour

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
The Wicklow Mountains Tour is an award-winning day trip from Dublin, that allows you to...

Avonmore Way

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

Glendalough Spinc and Glenealo Valley Walk (White Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
The Spinc ridge overlooks the spectacular Glendalough Valley. A tough climb is rewarded with breathtaking...

Extreme Ireland Tours

  • Dublin
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  • Activities
Extreme Ireland Adventures offer a variety of walking tours, soft adventure tours, day tours, adventure...

Poulanass and St. Kevin's Cell Walk

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The ‘Info Office’ makes an ideal start point for this walk; pop in to see...

Glendalough Visitor Centre

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
The visitor centre brings visitors back in time to the golden age of Irish History: ...

The Caher

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
To the east of the upper lake are the remains of  a stone enclosure, 20...

Wicklow Heather Restaurant

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

Derrybawn Woodland Trail (Orange Route)

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

Saint Kevin's Way

  • Hollywood
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  • Above 6 Hours Walks
St Kevin’s Way follows in the footsteps of St Kevin through the hills of Wicklow...

Wicklow Way Baggage

  • Aughrim
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  • Activities
Wicklow Way Baggage is a highly reliable service offering door-to-door baggage transfers between B&Bs, hotels...

Glendalough Woollen Mills

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Local Art
Glendalough Woollen Mills sells knitwear of both traditional and modern design made by local knitters....

Glendalough Green Road Walk

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • 2 Hours or less Walks
An easy stroll along the valley floor brings you to the Lower Lake. As you...

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Information Centre

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
Wicklow Mountains National Park - information Centre Situated off the Green Road close to the Upper...

Forest Walk Trooperstown

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