“The Glen of the Two Lakes” – A must in any visitors itinerary. This early Christian settlement, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century, in this beautiful valley is one of the most important of such sites in Ireland. In spite of raids by the Vikings and centuries of neglect, the monastery, with its simple and austere buildings (notably the round tower and stone churches), remains in an impressive state of preservation. It was of immense importance to Ireland’s religious beliefs but its importance dwindled after being overrun by the English in 1398. After you visit make your way back to Laragh for a snack and take the R115 (The Military Road).
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