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Wicklow Mountains National Park
St. Kevin's Church Glendalough

St. Kevin's Church

This church is named after the founder of the 'Monastic City' in Glendalough - St. Kevin. Early in the sixth century he made his way from west Wicklow to Glendalough and founded a remote hermitage site. By the end of the eight-century Glendalough would become one of the most important monastic settlements in Ireland. Despite being over a thousand years old, St. Kevin�s Church has stood the test of time and its roof is still intact today. The steep roof is formed of overlapping stones, and is supported internally by a semi-circular vault. The church also has a small bell tower, which resembles a small round tower.

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