Day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains


Glendalough, or the Glen of two lakes, is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland.  It is also known as the city of the seven Churches.  Fourteen centuries have passed since the death of its founder, St. Kevin, when the valley was part of Ireland’s Golden age.  For my second full day in Ireland, I booked another day trip, this time through a company called Collins Day Tours.  My friend Teresa was my beautiful model…

DSC_6477These trees were kinda trippy!

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I’ve began collecting photographs of people taking selfies!

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The moody skies were the perfect backdrop for the 6th Century monastic settlement, providing just the right atmospheric setting!

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While exploring the settlement, a magical melody floated through the air and upon investigation, these priests (I’m assuming they were real) were being filmed while singing.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to get just the right shot, while crunching along the gravel just behind the filming crew, they turned and gave me a “look”.  Oops!

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As we journeyed through Ireland’s stunning landscape, we stopped at the wild Wicklow Gap area!

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Cameras don’t do it justice!

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Come back tomorrow for a visit to Ireland’s medieval Kilkenny City and Castle!

16 thoughts on “Day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains

  1. Good morning, Sherry,
    It’s a mesmerizing country, isn’t it. Ireland is still on our bucket list, especially as my wife is of half Irish descent. Thanks for taking me there virtually at least.
    Enjoy your time there,
    Pit

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