The beauty and remoteness of Glendalough is what attracted St Kevin in the 6th century. After spending several years as a hermit in a cave along the lake, St Kevin later founded a monastic site whose influence lasted a thousand years.

Discover Glendalough’s Monastic City
Glendalough is in the middle of the Wicklow National Park, and offers a great variety of marked trails for walkers of all abilities. The Spinc Trail will take you around the lake and over the cliffs of the Glendalough Valley