Thursday, August 20, 2009

About Glendalough

This "Ireland must-see" for many is currently not on the group's itinerary as we received the request to give you more time in Dublin which we honored by starting off in Shannon, but again, this is your tour and we will be happy to accomodate requests that represent the majority among the travelers and can be fit into the itinerary and scheduling. So have a look at the description and websites so that you can make an informed decision when the final votes are taken on group sightseeing for the 2010 WWC Performance Tour later in the year.

Glendalough is the most spectacular and perhaps the best known Glen and attraction in Co. Wicklow. The valley of the two lakes lies a kilometere west of Laragh. In the 6th century St. Kevin founded a monastery and from this grew a monastic city, which became famous as a centre of learning throughout Europe. The spectacular Round Tower in the Monastic City stands an impressive 34m high and 16m in circumferences. There is also a visitor centre in Glendalough to help those discover more about this impressive and historic place. The area surrounding Glendalough is a paradise for walkers as along this part of the Wicklow Way there is plenty of accommodation and 'craic' nearby and the scenery is very impressive.
Here are some impressions, and several weblinks:

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