Guests on this tour will enjoy stunning scenery and a glimpse of Ireland’s monastic past at Glendalough in Co. Wicklow, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, Glendalough (meaning glen of two lakes) is a former glacial valley renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement. For thousands of years people have been drawn to Glendalough for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthrall visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys. From the gentle wilds of Glendalough, guests are then taken to the beautiful grounds of Powerscourt House and Gardens. Powerscourt House and Gardens is one of Europe’s great treasures and Ireland’s most famous estate. Gracing the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, the 18th century mansion was partially destroyed by fire in 1974. A long restoration project ensued and an exhibition now brings its rich history to life. Also onsite is Ireland’s premier shopping emporium, Avoca Handweavers.
There will be an opportunity to purchase lunch at the delegate’s own expense.
Date: Thursday, 11th August 2022*
Location: Glendalough & Powerscourt House and Garden, Co. Wicklow
Departure Time: 09:30
Departure Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Return Time: 18:30
Ticket Price: €65.00 per person includes private bus transfer, accredited Guide, entry to Glendalough Visitor Centre and Powerscourt House and Gardens.
*Subject to minimum numbers