Located 90 minutes south of Dublin, the village's important historic value and enchanting valley setting are two excellent reasons to venture here. Translating from the Gaelic as "Glen of Two Lakes," Glendalough is home to the ruins of a 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin, the round tower of which can be seen from a distance poking up from the valley floor. It's also part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park so there are myriad trails to follow through the heather-flecked wilderness.
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