Upper Lake Glendalough

Upper Lake Glendalough - 40 x 30 inches - Oil on block canvas
Upper Lake Glendalough – 40 x 30 inches – Oil on block canvas


Glendalough, Co. Wicklow is one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations.

It is  a popular visitor attraction and has always been a favourite among artists to interpret.

“Glendalough will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul!”

Glendalough (gets its name from the Irish language Gleann Dá Loch, “Valley of the Two Lakes”)  It is noted for its magnificent scenery, rich history, archaeology, flora and fauna, abundant wildlife  and mining history.

A view of Upper Lake Glendalough
A view of Upper Lake Glendalough

Glendalough is also one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.  Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries.

The Round Tower at :Glendalough,
The Round Tower at :Glendalough,
St. Kevins Monastery at Glendalough,
St. Kevins Monastery at Glendalough,


There are many walking trails of varying difficulty around Glendalough.  I have added some photographs which I took  from my phone while on a recent visit with my family.  We took the “high road” (one of the difficult routes) and the mountain climb ensured a great workout!  Thankfully,  we were well rewarded with magnificent views over the valley when we got to the top.


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Author: Donna McGee

Landscape & Abstract Artist inspired by the timeless beauty of the Irish landscape

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