Ireland — Glendalough

Glendalough Monastic City

I will today show you yet another Irish wonder. This is Glendalough, the ruins of an entire Early Medieval monastic city dating back to the 6th century. Glendalough by the way means “Valley of Two Lakes”, and this monastic city does indeed sit just east of both the Glendalough Upper Lake and Glendalough Lower Lake.

Glendalough Upper Lake
The hills above Glendalough Upper Lake

Let us wander around the monastic city and take in a few of the sights, beginning with St. Kevin’s Church:

St. Kevin’s Church, a.k.a., St. Kevin’s Kitchen because of the chimney-looking tower

Another striking feature here is the 30-meter/98-foot Round Tower:

The Round Tower

And here are the remains of the St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral:

St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral

Today I’ll leave you with this photo gallery/slide show of this hauntingly beautiful monastic city:


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