Heritage

While renowned for it’s magnificent scenery Glendalough is also full of a rich and varied heritage in terms of history, monuments, archaeology, architecture, landscapes, geology, parks, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats & mining history.

The Glendalough Valley was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and the two lakes, from which Glendalough gets its name, were formed when the ice eventually thawed. The Valley is home to one of Ireland’s most impressive monastic sitesfounded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century.

Situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the area is a haven for wildlife and their habitats, flora and fauna.

The remains of the Glendalough Mines and Glendasan minescan be found both inside and outside the Park.