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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

Laragh & Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Towns & Villages
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Monastic City Gateway

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Glendalough, also known as the city of the seven churches, was enclosed within a circular wall. The arch is built with roman style columns meaning...

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-Avonmore Way

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

Glenmalure Lodge

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Glenmalure Lodge is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Hills. Old world friendly atmosphere,...

Glendalough International Hostel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Situated in a national park, Glendalough International Youth Hostel is a comfortable accommodation for travellers...

GLENDALOUGH GLAMPING

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Accommodation
Glendalough Glamping  is a family run enterprise. The family have lived in the Wicklow mountains...

St Kevin's Cross

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

JuJu's Adventures

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Activities
JuJu’s Adventures: Visiting Glendalough…..Why not unlock its beauty with a wonderful Wicklow Adventure? Trail run...

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 Upper Lake

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
Glendalough Upper Lake is home to the cave that St. Kevin spent seven years. It...

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...

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...

Priest House - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
To the west of St Kevin’s Cross lies a small building known as the Priest’s...

Reefert Church

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

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...

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...
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