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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

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The Round Tower - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The most famous of all the landmarks in Glendalough is the Round Tower which stands 33 meters above the ground. It was built almost 1000...

Glendalough Upper Lake

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
Glendalough Upper Lake is home to the cave that St. Kevin spent seven years. It is also not far from Monastic Settlement which has the...

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...

The Glendalough Hotel

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

Mountain View Lodge B&B and self catering

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Welcome to Mountain View Lodge We are a family-run Bed and Breakfast, also with Self...

Old Military Road

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

St. Kevin's Kitchen - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
St. Kevin’s Church better known as St. Kevin’s Kitchen is a nave-and-chancel church of the...

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...

Lynham's of Laragh

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

Glendalough Hermitage

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

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...

Jakes Bar & The Bridge Restaurant @ Lynhams Of Laragh

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
Jakes Bar Why not have a drink in Jake's bar originally founded in 1776, it...

Glendalough Woollen Mills

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

The Glendasan River Restaurant at The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
The restaurant is bursting with style and elegance, combines traditional yet modern interior boasting colours...

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...

Irish Working Sheepdogs

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
Sheepdog Demonstrations Daily Shows! - Group bookings welcome! There’s nothing a sheepdog likes more than...

St Kevin's Cross

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
St. Kevin's Cross is a fine example of a plain cross remarkably carved from a...

Monastic City Gateway

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Glendalough, also known as the city of the seven churches, was enclosed within a circular...
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