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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

Derrybawn Woodland Trail (Orange Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
This walks starts with a steep climbing up beside the Polanass Waterfall before turn left and gaining a high forest road. From here an easier...

Wild Wicklow Tours

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Explore one of the most famous and enchanting places in Ireland, Glendalough. The spectacular hidden mountains and barren boglands at Sally's Gap will leave you...

The Caher

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

The Round Tower - Glendalough

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

Heather House B&B

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Laragh, just minutes from Glendalough National Park, Heather...

Extreme Ireland Tours

  • Dublin
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Extreme Ireland Adventures offer a variety of walking tours, soft adventure tours, day tours, adventure...

Glendalough Miners Road Walk (Purple Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
This easy ramble starts in the Upper car park and brings you along the shoreline...

Priest House - Glendalough

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

Doire Coille B&B

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

Pinewood Lodge B&B

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

Glendalough Hermitage

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

Wicklow Mountains Tour

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

Monastic City Gateway

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

Hollywood Horse and Pony Trekking

  • Hollywood
  • JM Publishing
  • Activities
We are a family run stables, set in the heart of the dramatic, timeless, unspoilt...

Annamoe Trout Fisheries

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Annamoe Trout Fishery is situated in close proximity to the villages of Annamoe and Glendalough....

Lynham's of Laragh

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

Wicklow Way Baggage

  • Aughrim
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Wicklow Way Baggage is a highly reliable service offering door-to-door baggage transfers between B&Bs, hotels...

Glendalough International Hostel

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