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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

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 we cross the Avonmore River. A short steep road climb...

Saint Kevin's Way

  • Hollywood
  • fredwicklow
  • Above 6 Hours Walks
St Kevin’s Way follows in the footsteps of St Kevin through the hills of Wicklow to the monastic ruins in Glendalough. The main start for...

Wicklow Heather Restaurant

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

Glendalough Spinc Walk (Blue Route)

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

Glendalough Woollen Mills

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

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...

The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Accommodation at The Glendalough Hotel comprises 44 comfortable and spacious rooms and two suites. With panoramic views...

Glendalough Hermitage

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
“Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31) Glendalough Hermitage Centre offers...

Glendalough Spinc and Glenealo Valley Walk (White Route)

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

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Information Centre

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

Trinity Church - Glendalough

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

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Cathedral is the largest of the seven churches in Glendalough.  It was built in...

Trooperstown Wood Lodge Guesthouse

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Located in the spectacular Wicklow mountains in Glendalough, Trooperstown Wood Lodge offers high quality, affordable...

Wild Wicklow Tours

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Explore one of the most famous and enchanting places in Ireland, Glendalough. The spectacular hidden...

Poulanass and St. Kevin's Cell Walk

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

The Caher

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

Doire Coille B&B

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

Wicklow Mountains Tour

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