Glendalough is a monastic settlement dating from 498 AD in a particularly beautiful and tranquil setting about 50 km from Dublin. Our friend Marco kindly offered to drive us there last Sunday.
The Lonely Planet puts it well: “The substantial remains of this important monastic settlement are certainly impressive, but the real draw is the splendid setting: two dark and mysterious lakes tucked into a deep valley covered in forest. It is… a deeply tranquil and spiritual place and you will have little difficulty in understanding why those solitude-seeking monks came here in the first place.”
One thing that impresses is the huge range of greens in the vegetation – you will see it in some of the photos which I have added below.