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Welcome to Glendalough

Glendalough

Glendalough is just south of Dublin and a very popular destination for day-trippers. Despite this the site has a very tangible spirituality that can be experienced whilst standing amidst the remains of the monastic settlement. The Gaelic name translates to 'valley of the two lakes' and there are some breathtaking walks around the ruined monastery and along the clear-as-glass lakes. St Kevin founded the monastery in the 6th century and it became a great European centre for learning. His body lies in the 9th century cathedral and the site is adorned with St Kevin's Cross, carved in about 1150. Other buildings here have survived from the 8th and 12th centuries, the most famous of which is the round tower, standing 112ft (34m) high with a base measuring 52ft (16m) in circumference.


Information & Facts

Address
18 miles (30km) south of Dublin
Admission
EUR3 (adult); concessions available
Language
English, Irish (Gaelic) is spoken in some Western areas.
Money

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR). Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change and ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards, as well as travellers cheques, are widely accepted.

Opening Times
Daily 9:30am-6pm (until 5pm from October to March).
Time
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
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