Greetings to you Martin,
Thank you for the information–it is very kind of you to take the time to send it to us.
Your walk was lovely and we all enjoyed it very much. There is so much history to learn and our old brains are so full it is sometimes very difficult to stuff in anything else! Being told the myths and legends and stories, standing on the same ground, gazing upon the physical ruins and remnants of a previous world, brings it to life in a way that reading a book or pamphlet could never do. It was a thoroughly enjoyable few hours and we will gladly recommend your services to anyone traveling your way.
Picture is of me as one of St. Kevin’s monks for a special walk to celebrate Heritage Week.
I don’t usually dress up ! ! Martin
Thank you Alman 1958 for a really nice review – glad you enjoyed your
Glendalough Guided Walk (glendaloughguidedwalks.com)
Come back to Glendalough, or send your friends – I’ll look after them
Some images that have inspired me over the years taken by my good friend and local artist Deborah McCoy.
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.
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