Tag Archives: Wicklow

Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul – Glendalough

The next big ruin we come to, which is the largest and most imposing building at Glendalough apart from the Round Tower is the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Situated in the south-eastern part of the Monastic City, … Continue reading

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St. Kevin’s Kitchen – Glendalough

Directly adjacent St. Kierans Church we find the 12th century church of St. Kevin. It is quite remarkable in the fact that it is the only building within the Monastic City to survive with its roof intact. This church which … Continue reading

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St. Kieran’s Chapel – Glendalough

After entering the ancient monastic city of Glendalough from the visitors center, the first building or should I say part of, are the remains of St. Kieran’s Chapel. At first I was stumped as to what it was? There was … Continue reading

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Gateway to the City – Glendalough

Next on my journey through the wonderful Monastic City of Glendalough and in no particular order is the Ancient Gateway. As it happens today is the feast day of St. Kevin (Cóemgen). Yesterday I mentioned that he was a member … Continue reading

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Round Tower – Monochrome Madness Challenge…..

For this weeks Monochrome Madness Challenge,and  in keeping with my ongoing Glendalough Theme I chose to do a sneak peak image taken of the stunning round tower. I won’t go into to much detail about the Round Tower, as there will … Continue reading

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Monastic City- Glendalough

Saturday we had a scorcher of a day and I managed to get up early and hit the road. And just for a change I travelled down to Wicklow to visit the Monastic City of Glendalough. Founded back in the … Continue reading

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Baltinglass Tower

A short walk from Baltinglass Abbey lies, an interesting tower, situated in the middle of St. Josephs cemetery on Chapel Hill. It is a very interesting Tower in that it was built independently from any other structure. It is believed … Continue reading

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Baltinglass Abbey

This Abbey is one of my personal favourite sites to visit. Last week I found myself urged to make the drive down the N81 through Blessington to the small town of Baltinglass in Wicklow to explore the Abbey. Baltinglass was … Continue reading

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Castleruddery Stone Circle

I am skipping on some more sites from Tallaght today to show one of my all time favorite sites. The Stone Circle at Castleruddery is a truly fascinating place. I recall my last visit here was about ten years ago, at about … Continue reading

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