Hiking in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains August 22nd 2019 This morning we began with an Irish breakfast of eggs, heavy ham and sausage, or porridge and fruit... I had the latter.
Once out the door of our hotel we walked with Father Michael through The Gateway into one of Ireland’s most important monastic sites right next to our Glendalough Hotel. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. The round tower. ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Wicklow » Glendalough Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more