|Photos of Glendalough, Co. Wicklow|
Glendalough's beautiful valley and ancient monastic city are a favourite place amongst visitors to Wicklow National Park.
Sculpted by glaciers during the last Ice Age the beautiful valley of Glendalough is one of the the most visited place in Ireland.
After the Ice Age debris at the sides of the valley collapsed and two lakes were formed behind the dams which were created by these landslides.
Situated in the centre of Wicklow National Park the Glendalough Valley, or ‘The Valley of the Two Lakes’, has a history dating back to the early Christian days of Ireland.
It is one of Ireland’s most important sites for monastic ruins.
Founded by Saint Kevin, this important Christian community developed from the 5th century to become one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastic locations and a place of study and learning for Europeans seeking sanctuary from the chaos of the Dark Ages after the collapse of the Roman Empire.
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