Welcome to my new site

                                                        Martin

Welcome to the new Glendalough Guided Walks website. Here you will find all you need to know about the service we offer and as well as booking details.

I am delighted to include some photos of our beautiful valley from my good friend and local photographer Deborah McCoy .

 

 

If you want to get in contact with me directly,you can call me on           087 2600 548

or email           swords.martin@gmail.com.

Glendalough Valley

Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “Glen of Two Lakes”) is a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops. Kevin, a descendant of one of the ruling families in Leinster, studied as a boy under the care of three holy men. During this time, he went to Glendalough. He was to return later, with a small group of monks to found a monastery where the ‘two rivers form a confluence’.

His fame as a holy man spread and he attracted numerous followers. He died in about 618. For six centuries afterwards, Glendalough flourished and the Irish Annals contain references to the deaths of abbots and raids on the settlement.

Tour of Monastic City, Lakes and Valley

Glendalough Guided Walks

offers visitors the opportunity to journey

into the secret heard of Ireland’s

most beautiful and historic valley

The walk will cover:

  • The History of Glendalough Valley
  • The Ancient Folklore of the Area
  • The Culture of the People
  • Stories of Local Place names
  • Other Points of Interest

This is a gentle walk of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.  There are no mountains or hills to climb.

The walk will finish in the historic Glendalough Hotel with a cup of Tea or Coffee