The most iconic of all the landmarks in Glendalough, if not #Wicklow, is the Round Tower, which stands 33 meters tall.
It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin’s monastery. The conical roof had to be replaced in 1876 when it was struck by lightning. ⠀Find out more about visiting Glendalough here - bit.ly/GlendaloughRoundTower ⠀ The tower was called “Cloigtheach”, meaning bell tower, suggesting their main use. The tower was sometimes used as a place of refuge for monks when the monastery was under attack. They also served as both as lookout posts and as beacons for approaching monks and pilgrims. ... See MoreSee Less
We have tried twice in the last 6 weeks to walk in Glendalough. Car parks are full and roads at a standstill. We, like many others turned around and left. I feel sorry for those who only have one chance to visit this gorgeous place...I can return again. Traffic management needs to be reviewed or park and ride system should be introduced....we are destroying this beautiful amenity.
On Instagram, just post a photo of the Wicklow Outdoors, including the hashtag #WicklowOutdoors ! We'll select four of your photos, which we'll share here on Facebook, and your guys will vote for your favourite!
The winning photo (with the highest number of likes) gets one of our brand new beanies, in a choice of aqua, grey orange, not yet available in shops 😀😀😀 ... See MoreSee Less
With romance in the air this Valentine's Day, here's a lovely little spot in #Wickow to bring your loved-one!
This bench, near the Pepperpot Tower in Powerscourt Gardens, was once a 'Courting Bench'. The bar on the wall continued down to the ground to separate the two lovers so they could sit beside each other... but not get too close! Find out more about visiting Powerscourt Gardens here - bit.ly/PowerscourtHouseWicklow