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 . . .


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



It was surrounded by so much natural beauty.




But of course, the ruins are gorgeous, too!



I have a thing for grass . . .


Pretty little weeds growing on the ruins:


More wildflowers:



Moss on a headstone in the cemetery at the monastery:


The inside of the monastery:


What a view for these souls!


The monastery tower:


I love Celtic crosses:


These pretty rock walls are everywhere:


The sheep are plentiful, too!



Peeking out from the treetops:


The lower lake at Glendalough:


The beaches were all so rocky:


Water lilies!  I love 'em!



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




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



A little river waaaaaay down there!



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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