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Mar 17th 2017

OSI: Mapsheet: 56St Kevins Way
Walking time: approx 4 - 6hrs
Graded: Moderate / strenuous (Choice of Walk)
Meeting: 10:00 at Glendalough Visitor Centre
Price: €25  


Pickup Points: Tallaght Maldron Hotel 08:40am and Luas Balally at 9am.

Details of Walk:

St Kevin is the founder of Glendalough Monastic City. We trace the journey he made across the Wicklow Mountains, a route later popular with pilgrims making their annual journey to the "Valley of the Seven Churches".

This route is approx 30 km and is a mixture of trail, bogs, roads, forests and incorporates some slopes. On the journey we have views over the former Lead Mines of Luganure, Turlough Hill, Wicklow's distinctive hydro electric scheme, some of the toughest mountain territory in the Wicklow mountain range, and the lovely King's River which flows close to much of our route.

We plan to offer two levels of walk - the tougher level which will walk from Glendalough, up Glendasan Valley and up to Turlough Hill car park.
Turlough Hill is the starting point for the second group with the major slope taken off your walk! From here the route travels through forestry, passing the lovely St Kevin's Pool (nice place for a picnic or a tot of sloe gin!).
We eventually pick up little country boreens which will bring us down to Hollywood, past St Kevin's Cave.

Hollywood is a charming little rural village with two lovely pubs and we can enjoy a hearty meal in the Hollywood Inn (established 1790) and of course "toast the shamrock" with some beverage or another!

This day trip offers an outdoor challenge in stunning surroundings and lively company
Bring a snack for along the way and some funds for your wining and dining.
This outing will cost €25 is required to book your place on the bus. Hope to see you there!!

What to expect: Forest track, open mountain top, path, lakes.
expansive views of Lugga Valley, the Guinness Estate and beautiful lakes.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.


Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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