Ireland: Glendalough

I'm finally ready to start sharing some of my photos from my trip to Ireland!  These are some of the highlights from Day 1 of the vacation, when we went to Glendalough, a 6th century monastery at the base of the Wicklow Mountains in County Wicklow. 

But first, a shot of the journey over the big blue ocean: this is Aer Lingus at 37,000 feet . . .

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After a long day's journey, we arrived in Dublin and drove down to Glendalough . . . and what a sight greeted us!

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It was surrounded by so much natural beauty.

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But of course, the ruins are gorgeous, too!

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I have a thing for grass . . .

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Pretty little weeds growing on the ruins:

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More wildflowers:

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Moss on a headstone in the cemetery at the monastery:

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The inside of the monastery:

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What a view for these souls!

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The monastery tower:

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I love Celtic crosses:

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These pretty rock walls are everywhere:

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The sheep are plentiful, too!

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Peeking out from the treetops:

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The lower lake at Glendalough:

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The beaches were all so rocky:

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Water lilies!  I love 'em!

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After exploring the monastery thoroughly, we hiked up the mountain overlooking Glendalough.  This was Poulanass Falls, which we passed along the way.

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Shamrocks!

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When we finally made it to the top of the mountain (barely breathing!), the view was sooooo worth it!

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A little river waaaaaay down there!

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So as you can see, Glendalough was a beautiful introduction to Ireland!  But there's plenty more beauty to come . . . stay tuned!

  • Andy

    It looks fantastic, but where are all the photos of you drinking Guinness?
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