Gleann Dá Loch, or the “valley of the two lakes”, modernly known, is a monastic area south of Dublin. Glendalough surrounding has graceful historical sites like the graceful, round tower, and various historical artifacts closely associated with the life and times of St. Kevin.
The settlement is ideal for various levels of strolls. Among the activities, individuals can make their way around the ruins include; demanding mountain climbing around Ireland’s most beautiful places. Travelers will enjoy this landmark as a memorable highlight Trip
The most conspicuous feature in the area settlement is the two common lakes. The upper and Lower Lake! Near the monastic ruins, near the east end of the site has a visitor’s center. Visitors who own automobiles can enjoy the excellent and spacious parking amenities. The environment offers spectacular manicured lawns. The path along the serene and excellent trail leads to a bridge that divides the peaceful river.
At the entrance bears an artistic, monumental gateway facing west. The greatest and most conspicuous building around the settlement stands the cathedral. Notable as you stroll past the quieted roads is the cathedral’s chancel arch roof. The cathedral has a great history following its construction in the 13th century.
Just across the stream, facing east is the place commonly referred to “burial of the kings”. It has granite slopping whose construction dates back to 100AD. Nearby the monumental area, settlement lays an elaborate and most visible round tower. Most medieval age doors or entrances were high to protect people from external threats.
Upper Lake, a place visitors can encounter the Caher, a circular enclosure that is walled 20 meters in diameter. Made near many crosses, it was used as a station by pilgrim’s en-route to other destinations.
Upper Lake’s St. Kevin’s Cell is the only foundations standing. It was a center for many activities during the medieval ages. St. Kevin’s Cell is 3.6m in diameter with a 0.9-meter thick wall on the east side and a doorway.
At the eastern side, visitors can access the St. Savior’s Church accessible within a kilometer short trek. It faces an overgrown field and according to historians seems to be the latest church during the days of St. Laurence O’Toole.
The Romanesque chancel remains one notable landmark for visitors swamping in Glendalough, Ireland. Romanesque chancel has three carved capitals. The carvings in front of the chancel showcase sculptures of a serpent, a lion, and two birds.