Debbie and Polly #2 in front of the Round Tower

One of the places we visited in Ireland was Glendalough, where we visited the monastic ruins. According to wikipedia: Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “Glen of Two Lakes”) is a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops. At one time, the monastery included workshops, areas for manuscript writing and copying, guest houses, an infirmary, farm buildings and dwellings for both the monks and a large lay population. The buildings which survive probably date from between the 10th and 12th centuries

Round Tower

Celtic Cross

St. Kevin's Church

Pretty view over the valley

A look at some of the ruins

Like Candee would say, "It's all about the angles"!

The Round Tower


Celtic Cross

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2 Responses to “Polly #2 Saw Some Ruins at Glendalough”

  1. This is a very interesting post. I especially like the picture of St. Kevin’s Church. I’ve never seen a building entirely made out of stone…including the roof!

  2. The celtic crosses look interesting!