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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

Casey's Bar & Bistro @ The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
The old bar and lounge were transformed into an open space in 2015 and renamed Casey's Bar & Bistro. You can now enjoy yourselves in a chic...

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 fantastic views south over the Wicklow Mountains. The highest mountain...

Glendalough Green Road Walk

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

Glendalough Hermitage

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

Reefert Church

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The remains of Reefert Church are situated in a woodland setting, on the south-eastern shore...

Carmel's B&B

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Carmels a real family run Bed & Breakfast has a long history of hospitality good...

Doire Coille B&B

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

St Kieran's Church

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
To the south-east of  St. Kevin’s church lie the remains of St Kieran’s, the smallest...

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...

Pinewood Lodge B&B

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Nestled in a woodland setting just 1 kilometre from Glendalough, Pinewood Lodge offers high quality...

Old Military Road

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
The Military Road runs north-south across the spine of the Wicklow Mountains. It was constructed...

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...

Lynham's of Laragh

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Lynham’s family run hotel offers that warm welcoming friendliness that has made Irish hospitality world...

The Round Tower - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The most famous of all the landmarks in Glendalough is the Round Tower which stands...

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...

Wicklow Town - Glendalough Bus Service

  • Ashford
  • fredwicklow
  • Services
LocalLink is operating a new service from Wicklow Town to Glendalough. There are up to...

Glendalough Mines

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
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Glendalough Woodland Road (Silver Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
This is a pleasant walk through one of the more secretive areas of Glendalough. It...
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