We recently visit one of our favorite places in Ireland which is Glendalough, WIcklow. This is a very popular spot both here in Ireland and abroad. It is home to one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland which was setup both the Christians and founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century however most buildings seen today at the famous site are from a later period around the 11th century.
It is amazing that there is so much left including the round tower as Glenaloughs position on right on the lake made it a popular spot for Viking attacks in the 11th and 12 Century. Today you can find a visitor centre which has oceans of information about the site as well as a lovely hotel and cafe after you work up a hunger on the 6km around the lake walk.
There is so much to see there including the famous round tower which the monks hid in when attacked by the Vikings. There is also ruins of the cathedral there as well as Saint Kevins Church.
We took several photos but you really have to visit the centre to do it justice as I just took some photos on my refurbished iPhone that I got from apple refurbs but it will give you an idea of what you can see there: