Glendalough Monastery 

The Glendalough Monastic City was founded in the 6th Century by St Kevin. The history can be found following the link below.

Monastic City

Wicklow Mountains 

We finally made it to the Wicklow Mountains. We are staying in Lough Dan which is about 5 miles from Glendalough. It’s about a twenty minute drive due to narrow, windy roads. It’s absolutely beautiful here. 


We stopped at the Rock of Cashel on our way up to the Wicklow mountains to find wifi. Our accommodations had cancelled. We only got to see the outside but it was impressive.


We arrived from Kinsale from Clonakilty expecting to pass through to Blarney and up to Kilkenny. We are still here and staying in a supposedly haunted bed and breakfast.

Ring of Beara

Hubby and I left from Kenmare and drove around the Ring of Beara. This is the peninsula next to the Ring of Kerry (or fire). It’s situated half in Kerry and half in Cork. The roads are narrow so busses are not allowed on it. We wanted to take the cable car to Dursey Island, but it was closed for repairs.

Killarney National Park

We took about a 7 mile hike around Killarney National Park and the Muckross House Estate. The views were gorgeous and there were fewer tourists on a Monday. The hike to us past the Torque Waterfall.