County Wicklow

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County Wicklow

St Kevin (618) lived as a hermitage here by the upper lake. The name means ‘glen of the 2 lakes’ He may have been educated in Wales by St Petroc. There is also St Kevin’s Cave higher up the valley.

Disciples gathered and eventually the monastery was built by the lower lake and became in effect a ‘monastic city’.

The original gateway of the monastery survives with the stone of sanctuary just inside the gate for fugitives from justice.

Also up at the end by the Upper lake is the11C ‘Reefert’ church which means the ‘burial place’ (of kings) with, grave markers in the graveyard still in place. There is also an old caher with boundary crosses

At the other end is the 12 C Trinity Church, 12C St Saviour’s Church and the 12C St Mary’s Church. There is a 10C Cathedral, a 9-10C Cross and Oratory (called St Kevin’s kitchen) and St Ciaran’s church. The 12C ‘Priests’ House is called that because priests buried there in penal times but it may possibly have been built to house St Kevin’s relics.

There is a Round Tower, grave slabs, and A Holy Well and Tree.

see also: Jim Dempsey’s Megalithic Ireland on TEMPLE-NA-SKELLIG in Co Wicklow.

OS: 56 123 967 marked

See also:

Bullaun in Cathedral Bullaun - The Deer Stone Cathedral doorway Cave - Templenaskellig closeup Cave very closeup General View Glenadalough St Kevin's well Glendalough Bullaun 1 (1) Glendalough Bullaun 1 (2) Glendalough St Kevin's Well Glendalough St Mary's Altar Bullaun Glendalough St Mary's Exterior Glendalough St Mary's Interior Glendalough Templenaskellig Kevin's Cave Kevin's Cell (1) Kevin's Cell (2) Kevin's Cell - The Way Up Monastery Gateway Monastery - Sanctuary Stone Museum Cross (1) Museum Cross (2) Museum Cross Slab 1 Museum Cross Slab 2 Museum Cross Slab 3 Museum cross Slab 4 Museum - Hollywood Labyrinth Reefert Church Boundary Crosses Reefert Church Cross Reefert Church doorway from inside Reefert Church doorway Reefert Church exterior view Reefert Church interior view Reefert Church Reefert Church window 1 Reefert Church window 2 Reefert Church window 3 Reefert - Cross and Boundary Crosses Reefert - Grave Slab 1 Reefert - Grave Slab 2 Round Tower St Kevin's Cross St Kevin's 'House' doorway St Kevin's 'House' St Kevin's Kitchen (1) St Kevin's Kitchen (2) St Mary's Church St Saviour's Church (2) St Saviour's Church (3) St Saviour's Church - Arch St Saviour's Church St Saviour's Summer View Trinity Church exterior view (1) Trinity Church exterior view (2) Trinity Church interior view (1) Trinity Church interior view (2) Trinity Church interior view (3) Trinity the door insideFr John Musther" /> Trinity the door outside Trinity the Window Upper Lake - Boundary, Cross 1 Upper Lake - Boundary Cross 2 Upper Lake - Boundary Cross 3 Upper Lake - Boundary Cross 4 Upper Lake - Boundary Cross 5 Upper Lake - Cashel Upper Lake - Church and Cross Winter view (1) Winter view (2)