After lunch we headed to Glendalough, a town with a rich history that is centered on the monastery that was in service from the 6th century through 1214. Wikipedia says: that the “monastery in its heyday included workshops, areas for manuscript writing and copying, guest houses, an infirmary, farm buildings and dwellings for both the monks and a large lay population. The buildings which survive probably date from between the 10th and 12th centuries.”
Glendalough – This link provides a history of the monastery. I am having a hard time coming up with the words to properly do this part of our day justice. Stunning beauty.
At the end of our leisurely walk around the lower lake we sat inside the warming room provided by the little snack stand and played several rounds of Hamrick Rummy.
After the monastery we headed back towards Dublin. Along the way we saw the reservoir the country uses to create electricity for the area but, possibly more importantly according to Dubliners, the water Guinness uses to brew its beer. (Do you see the sheep and the green rolling hills?!? IRELAND!!)