The upper lake at Glendalough is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk when the tourists have retreated and the lake is peaceful. It's easier to imagine the solitary life of St Kevin in his hermit cave and prayer cell perched on the wooded hillside above the lake. It's a lovely place to pray and commune with God.

Glendalough Monastery site,  Wicklow Mountains, Ireland Glendalough, the Upper Lake Glendalough Monastery with two of the tall watch towers visible. Glendalough Monastery, an ancient path through woodland to St Kevin's Cell Woodland below St Kevin's Cell at Glendalough Monastery Glendalough Monastery, watch tower

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