We meet at 9:00am at the Glendalough Green Cafe for a coffee and meet the rest of the hiking group.
At 9:45 we all headed on to park in the Glendalough visitor centre. The walk was a 12km loop and there was toilets at the start/finish point. From there a short 15mins drive to the beautiful Glenmalure valley to a mobile sauna and the brave went for a dip in the river!
We had the sauna organised for 2pm for an hour and then onto the Glenmalure Lodge for a well earned pint and some grub!
Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D. and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united. Source – Visit Wicklow
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