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Glendalough Monastic Site

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A 6th century monastery, one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland


The ancient 6th century monastery in Glendalough is full of history and is one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland.

The site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin.

Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes (Lower Lake and Upper Lake), the 'Gateway' forms the entrance to the 6th century Monastic site. A 30 metre high Round Tower made of mica-slate and granite, with its entrance 3.5 metres from the grounds is a famous sight in Glendalough.

6th, 7th, 12th and 13th century Irish ruins


A number of stone churches dating back to the 12th and 13th century, Saint Kevin's Cross, and a decorated granite cross dating back to the 6th or 7th century are among many ruins that appear on the site.

Glendalough Monastic 6th century Site

Glendalough Monastic 6th century Site

Saint Kevin's Church or Kitchen, Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Saint Kevin's Church or Kitchen, Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Saint Kevin's Bed

Saint Kevin's Bed

View from Glendalough Monastic site towards the Lower Lake

View from Glendalough Monastic site towards the Lower Lake

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The Glendalough Monastic Site is a 6th century monastery founded by a priest named Saint Kevin

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