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A Bird Walk in the Wicklow Mountains National Park
This 5km walk starts & finishes at the Information Office and follows the Miners’ Road Walk. This route is waymarked ...
A Guide to the County of Wicklow (Excerpts, 1834)
"We shall not be accused of under-valuing the wonder-working powers of nature in her exhaustless combinations"
A Merry Trip to Glendalough (song)
And pine distills from flowering Hills All flow into Glendalough
A Monastery Among the Glens
NMI and UCD archaeologists describe ongoing research at the famous monastic complex of Glendalough
Aerial and Drone Imagery of Glendalough
There is an entirely new level of beauty to be witnessed from the air...
Amplify Archaeology Podcast - Glendalough
We had the opportunity to join the archaeologists on site, where we had a chat with Graeme, Conor and the team...
Birds in the Wicklow Mountains National Park
Over 100 bird species have been recorded in Wicklow Mountains National Park...
By that lake whose gloomy shore (poem)
Thomas Moore (1779–1852) By that lake whose gloomy shore Skylark never warbles o’er, Where the cliff hangs high and steep, Young Saint Kevin stole ...
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 - Etched, Sketched & Painted
Introducing an exhibition of paintings, sketches and drawings of Glendalough showing how artists viewed this historic valley.
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.
Glendalough and St. Kevin (published in 1974)
"A whole series of distinguished scholars have written about Glendalough... but the more one studies what they wrote the clearer it becomes how scarce is real knowledge..."
Glendalough Graveyard Survey
The aim of this survey was to map, photograph, record and transcribe all the funerary monuments in this historic graveyard...
Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Co. Wicklow
Filmed during the 'Lockdown', the National Monuments Service and the National Museum present wonderful drone footage of an eerily empty Glendalough Valley, narrated by Christiaan Corlett.
Glendalough on Stamps
The valley and monastic ruins of Glendalough have always been one of Ireland’s most popular and instantly recognisable ancient ruins ...
Hut Platforms at Glendalough (published in 1938)
The sites, which now appear as oval terraces, were formed by excavating a semicircular recess in the steep mountain slope...
King O'Toole's Gander (song)
As Saint Kevin once was travelling through a place called Glendalough He chanced to meet with King O’Tool and he asked him for a “shough”
In 2018, the Glendalough Heritage Forum presented an exhibition of maps of Ireland, all of which featured Glendalough. The exhibition ...
On the 'Crozier of Glendalough'
'the crozier of Glendalough is not extant and no other writer mentions it...'
Prosopographica Glindelachensis: The Monastic Church of Glendalough and its Community Sixth to Thirteenth Centuries (Part 1 - published in 1989)
The monastic civitas of Glendalough evolved from the small ascetic community in the upper valley, the foundation of which is traditionally ascribed to St Coemgen (or Kevin)
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
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