Saturday 30 June, Glendalough
Today we went to Glendalough, in County Wicklow, by bus. We arrive at 1pm and we stayed there for 2 hours.
Firstly, when we arrived we went to a museum with explanations of what we were going to see and then we saw a documentary about Glendalough history.
Glendalough means Glen of two lakes and it is a glacial valley which is divided into two parts. It was formed during the last ice age in the following way: an amount of rocks and mud was left across the valley mouth and it was eroded. But what finally divided the original valley into two was the Poulanass River.
Nowadays we can find buildings as proof of the history of the Christian ancestors in Ireland. Those are the monastery and the round tower. These buildings were built in the 6th century with the arrival of St Kevin, a hermit priest. Unfortunately they were partly destroyed in 1398 by English troops.
Finally, we returned home at 4.30 pm. It was a cool day.