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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. Kevinís 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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