Glendalough is a fascinating 'monastic city' set within a remote and very beautiful glen in the Wicklow mountains. Established by St Kevin in the 6th century most of the remnants that can be seen today date from the 10th to the 12th centuries. This is St Kevin's Church at the heart of the complex. Dating from the 12th century, it has the top of a Round Tower incorporated into the roof at the east end. This is an unusual but not unknown feature. A similar church is part of the complex at Clonmacnoise in the midlands for example
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West of Ireland and further afield with a little information about their history.