"Wicklow - The Garden of Ireland" Wicklow by IrishFem

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Wicklow is know as the Garden of Ireland for its spectular scenery of Mountains, Glens, Valleys, Lakes and beautiful coastlines, of course not forgetting historical sites. Take a picnic with you and go on one of the many walks that Wicklow has to offer. The lakes are spectular and for those of you that get thirsty you can always drop into the local for a pint and a bit of craic. The pub is located beside the Youth Hostel.

St Kevin founded this monastery in the 6th centuary. This site became famous as a centre of learning thoughout Europe. Ireland was know as the land of Saints and Scholars. The settlement was destroyed in the late 13th century and the buildings that survive now date back to the 8th and 12th centuries. A catherdral, stone church and crosses survived.

Glendalough with its famous Round Tower. The English name comes from the Irish Gleann Da Locha which translates to the valley of the two lakes. The round tower is 34m high and 16m in circumference at the base.

  • Last visit to Wicklow: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2003
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2009 at 11:58 PM

    Just beautiful photos. I have been to some beautiful places in Wicklow. Love Marg

  • shawnT's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2009 at 6:40 AM

    Thanks for the great tips. How far is Wiklow from Dublin

  • Marisola's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    My friend Amy will be getting married here in June! What a beautiful place!!!

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 11:59 AM

    The happiest of birthdays to you. It looks as though you enjoy restaurants as much as I do. Why doesn't it show as much on you as it does on me?

  • mariepo's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 4:40 PM

    All your pictures are great,do not know where to go first now....dilema of travel

  • sarahjayn's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 7:15 AM

    wow - wonderful pictures. lovely scenery. i want to go back to ireland so badly.

  • Andrikos's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 7:25 AM

    Lovely pages

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2005 at 2:46 PM

    nice, hostel next to the pub? hmmmm

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 7:51 AM

    Whoever took these pictures apparently knew what SHE was doing.

  • RUMISABUNCU's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 12:41 AM

    Wicklow seems natural place. It looks like a big botanical garden. I wolud like to be there one day because I am a forester

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