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Glendalough, County Wicklow

Glendalough is a monastic site that was founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. The Gateway arches (below, center) lead you into the cashel where you will find the often-photographed Round Tower, remains of several churches and cathedrals, and old gravestones.

About 20 minutes west along a path through the woods, you pass by the lower lake on your way to the upper lake and the sloping mountains that surround it. There, the Caher, a stone walled circular enclosure next to a simple cross (pictured right), preside over the lake, mountains and woods which are filled with waterfalls, crosses, temples, and St. Kevin's bed and cell.



The Caher, copyright 1998 Laurie Young
The Caher
The Round Tower, copyright 1998 Laurie Young
The Round Tower


The Gateway Arches, copyright 1998 Laurie Young
The Gateway Arches


Cross, copyright 1998 Laurie Young
Celtic Cross


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updated: 12/28//07

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