Need a Vacation? Take a Walk in Ireland
I’m not normally one to think of a walk as a good idea for a vacation. I think that’s because I’m pretty lazy. But if there’s good motivation, sure, I’ll go for a walk. For example, if a beautiful woman wanted to go, I’d totally be up for it. If there was a beautiful sight to be seen along the walk, that might get me going. If there’s free stuff at the destination, I’m almost definitely in.
Glendalough, Wicklow, is a beautiful piece of scenery in Ireland founded by St. Kevin. He studied under three holy men, and later went to live in Glendalough and supposedly lived in the “hollow of a tree.” Forming a monastery where the two rivers joined, he gained many followers who lauded him as a holy man, and after he died the area continued to flourish with lush history.
While walking through Glendalough, you can visit what remains of the monastery and see buildings that date between the 10th and 12th centuries. You’ll also want to check out the Gateway, the Glendalough Round Tower, the Cathedral, the Priests’ House, the “Kitchen,” St. Kieran’s Church, Our Lady’s Church, and St. Saviour’s Church.
Ireland is such a beautiful place, and if you get a chance to go, don’t pass up visiting Glendalough.