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'St. Kevin and the Blackbird' - read by Seamus Heaney
"A little meditation." That's how Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney described his poem, St. Kevin and the Blackbird.
An Ancient Approach: Glendalough's Stepping Stones
From the earliest images and traveller accounts, the monastic city was clearly accessed via stepping stones
Community Archaeology in an Iconic Landscape
Graeme talks about the community-oriented work of the Glendalough Heritage Forum, it's aims, outcomes and ambitions. He discusses excavations, exhibitions and graveyard surveys carried out under the auspices of the Forum.
Diocese of Glendalough in the Fifteenth Century (published in 1893)
"the mist that surrounds the historical fact of a revival of a distinct Diocese of Glendalough in the fifteenth century.."
Glendalough - An Age Old Attraction
Glendalough has had many phases in its history: its golden age of monasticism, the introduction of religious orders, the reformation, its decline and then it rising again, like the phoenix in the late 18th when it again became a place of pilgrimage - this time it was the gentry who were interested...
Glendalough - Glory of Irish Monasticism
Fra Solanus tells us of the life of one of the great Irish saints, St. Kevin, and the early days ...
Glendalough and its Churches (Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 72 - March 2016)
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, has a remarkable collection of ruined medieval churches... it is unique in Ireland and Britain.
Heritage Week 2020: 'An Age Old Attraction' Revisited
We revisit our 2016 Heritage Week project with this video 'An Age Old Attraction', a photographic exhibition of late nineteenth and early twentieth century images of the Glendalough Valley.
Heritage Week 2020: 'Art & Atmosphere' Revisited
We revisit our 2017 Heritage Week project with this video of ‘Art & Atmosphere’, an exhibition of eighteenth and nineteenth century artistic representations of the Glendalough Valley.
Heritage Week 2020: The Forum
This short film explores how the forum brought together many stakeholders involved the area and led to some interesting outputs...
Heritage Week 2020: The Glendalough Sketchbook
An artists diary and sketchbook documenting the creative processes associated with creating an archaeological reconstruction of a national monument
Heritage Week 2020: The Spirit of Glendalough
An insight into what has drawn pilgrims and visitors to Glendalough over millennia...
Heritage Week 2020: Uncovering the Past
UCD Archaeology department have been digging in Glendalough for many years...
LEGO Saint Kevin and the History of Glendalough
LEGO Legends Of Wicklow Part 2: The Quiet Pilgrim (aka St Kevin of Glendalough)
Prosopographica Glindelachensis: The Monastic Church of Glendalough and its Community Sixth to Thirteenth Centuries (Part 2 - published in 1989)
In the centuries following the patron's death, the focus of settlement gradually shifted towards the more hospitable lower valley
The Little Nurse: A Sketch From the Wicklow Hills (published 1835)
A haunting and affecting tale of 'the hoight of poverty and exile' in early 1800's Glendalough
The Royal Hotel in Images
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The Royal Party's Visit to Glendalough
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