Glendalough Monastery & The Wicklow Mountains.

 

Enjoy a beautiful drive into the Wicklow Mountains to visit Glendalough Monastery and Avoca Mills.

Glendalough (Gleann Da Loch, meaning ‘The Glen of the Two Lakes’). is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches, and decorated crosses. The round tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the area. The site also includes a Celtic high cross, St. Mary’s Church and St. Kevin’s Church.

Lough Tay is, along with Glendalough, one of the most photographed locations in Wicklow. The stunning scenery of the Lake surrounded by the mountains makes it one of the most iconic locations in Ireland

Avoca Weavers Mill itself dates from 1723 and is said to be Ireland’s oldest working mill, and indeed one of the world’s oldest.

Dublin City. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 119, Trinty College, Dublin Castle.

ITINERARY

Depart Dublin at the arranged time, arriving at Lough Tay approximately one hour fifteen minutes later.

Onwards to Glendalough which is a 30 minutes drive, and from here to Avoca Mills which is another 30 minutes drive.

Lunch can be arranged at either Glendalough or Avoca depending on the client’s preference.

Returning to Dublin for a short tour of the city historic buildings and Georgian squares, afterward returning to your arranged drop off location.

MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours

TRANSPORTATION

Mercedes V-Class
Full Leather & Air Conditioning

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: My guiding services & all transport cost fuel, tolls, etc.

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

25 Eur – Lunch & Admission to Glendalough

WHAT’S EXTRA

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission to Glendalough Visitor Centre

 

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