Join us on Friday the 27th of September for a trip to Glendalough! The day trip will bring you up the Wicklow Mountains and on to Glendalough at the heart of Wicklow Mountains National Park and its 6th Century Monastic Site.
Departure 10:30am, Bray Train Station Bus journey to Glendalough includes the following stops: - Glencree Centre of Peace and Reconcilation - Lough Tay, The Guinness Lake - Glendalough Visitor Centre: At Glendalough, visit the 6th Century Monastic Site and enjoy one of the many walks around the valley. We recommend to walk/run the Spinc and Glenealo Valley that overlooks the Upper Lake and Glaciar Valley!
Return 5:00pm from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Bray Train Station.
Our tour includes the following stops, offering some of Wicklow's and Ireland most scenic locations.
This former 19th Century British Army Barracks, is now used as a centre that facilitates ‘under the radar’ dialogue between groups involved in and affected by violent conflict throughout the world. Glencree is set at the head of Wicklow’s spectacular and unspoiled Glencree Valley, on the edge of the Wicklow National Park and on the Wicklow Way.
The Military Road runs through the Wicklow Mountains! It was constructed in the early 19th century in the wake of the 1798 rebellion, to open up the mountains to the British Army to assist them in putting down insurgents who were hiding there.
LOUGH TAY - GUINNESS LAKE:
Lough Tay's stop is on the 80km Ecotrail Route. Lough Tay is, along with Glendalough, one of the most photographed location in Wicklow. The stunning scenery of the Lake surrounded by the mountains makes it one of the most iconic location in Ireland. The beach on the northern side is bright white sand. It was imported by the Guinness family who’s estate runs through part of the Lough Tay area. The shape of the lake with the white sand at the top makes it look like a Pint of Guinness!
GLENDALOUGH MONASTIC SITE:
Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian 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. Find more info here
WICKLOW NATIONAL PARKS TRAILS:
The Glendalough Valley is a very popular Irish destination for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts and offers a variety of marked trails to enjoy. Our tour will give you the time (up to 4 hours) to enjoy one of those trails. Our recommendation would be the scenic Spinc and Glenealo Valley (White Route). This 12km loop offers tremendous views of Glendalough's Upper Lake and Glaciar Valley. Find all info and download the map here.