Welcome to Glendalough.ie
For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.
Access to Monastic City: The monuments and lakes are accessible all year round at anytime of the day on foot however the car parks may have the barrier down early in the morning and late in the evening.
Glendalough Visitor Centre
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”. To book a tour of the Monastic Site – contact the Visitor Centre on +353 (0) 404 45325/45352. Please note that bookings are only taken by telephone or fax – not by e-mail. Further information here
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. Visit their website www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie