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One of the great things about Dublin is that you can go to something completely different, and get there in about an hour's drive! We went for a bit of a tour with Tir na Nog Tours, guided by wonderful Helen, who told us all about Dublin, Ireland, catholics/protestants, Glendalough, fairies, Michael Collins, Braveheart, Guinness... To cut things short: all the wonderful things in life!
One thing she might have told us beforehand was that we had the worst seats in the bus. One General Tip: don't sit on the back bench!!! At least, if you don't want any bumps on your head...
Glendalough was the place where St. Kevin, a somewhat weird monk, built a couple of structures. The picture on the right hand side shows St. Kevin's Church, also called St. Kevin's Kitchen, as it looks a lil' bit like a kitchen. Logical, isn't it? The church wasn't really built by this Kevin guy, but by his worshippes, who thought he was pretty cool!
He didn't like the attention too much, and decided to go to the lakes and cut himself a house in the rocks. It was very hard to find, but this woman/girl, who kinda liked him (big time) found it anyway. She found him sleeping, and put herself beside him, only a little bit undressed. Well, okay, she was completely stark naked!
When Kevin woke up and saw her lying there, he went berserk and threw her into the lake! If you ask me there are other ways to tell someone that you don't like her...
Anyway, I'm drifting off. Ever since that incident, no bird has been spotted above one of the two lakes. I must say that when I was there 1. it was too windy and 2. it was too cold for birds to fly over...
As you can see on the picture, weather wasn't thát good on that particular day. This is the lake where no bird ever flies over. Maybe a good idea to put a webcam there to check out the accuracy!
We had a great walk to get here, crossing water, seeing many many birds (really! but not over this lake...), many different kinds of trees, waterfalls, ...
- Pros:Wonderful Nature, nice stories by the guide
- Cons:Very cold! But that's not a real con
- In a nutshell:This whole trip was just fantastic and really worth the money!
The main views from Glendalough are of the two Lakes, the upper and the lower lake. It is a good walk to go from the... more travel advice
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