Monastic City

In the heart of Glendalough, lies the Monastic City that dates back to 6th Century.  It was founded by St. Kevin and contains several remains, that are so beautiful.  There are two large archways, a cobblestone pathway, and the markings of the cross that still grace the entrance.  Once entered the tower, St. Kevin’s Kitchen (church), and the priests house can still be seen.  The grounds are peppered with ancient headstones, and although it was quite crowded, there were many times I found myself alone wandering lost among the ruins.

Not only are the monastic grounds available for touring, there is a visitors center, hiking trails, lakes and waterfalls.  The next time I am in Ireland, I feel like a whole day could be spent there.


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