County Wicklow is known as the 'Garden of Ireland' due to it's rolling hills, scenic forests, farmland and granite mountains.
This early Christian monastic site was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include in a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. The visitor centre has an intersting exhibition and an audio-visual show entitled 'Ireland ofthe Monasteries'. French and German versions of the show must be booked in advance. Guided tours of the monastic site are also available. There is access for visitors with disabilities to the visitor centre.
Facilities: Toilets, disabled toilets, car/coach/bicycle park. self guided trail, outdoor picnic tables and extensive lawns.
Dates: October - March 09:30 - 17:00, April - September 09:30 - 18:00
Last Admission 45 minutes before closing.
Admission: Usually 2.00 for Adult, 1:00 Child.
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The initial core area of the Park is centered around Glendalough and countains 12,7000 hectares, including the Glenealo Valley and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserves. Guided walk are arranged fromthe Information Point.
Dates: April - August 10:00 - 18:30 Daily , September Weekends 10: - 18:30
Admission: Free of Charge.