Glendalough Upper Lake

1,800.00

Glendalough Upper Lake

Sit back and enjoy this gorgeous view from the comfort of your own home.

The painting is a large statement piece and  measures 30 x 40 inches.  It is presented in a white wooden contemporary frame with double mount overall measurement 39 x 49 inches.

Oil on block canvas  and is ready to hang.

What is the meaning of Glendalough

Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning Glen of Two Lakes) is a glacial valley situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.   The area is a haven for wildlife and their habitats, flora and fauna. in County Wicklow, Ireland.  It is also renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and destroyed in 1398 by English troops.

Glendalough Ireland is considered by many to be the garden of Ireland with its rich luscious landscape.  Carved by the melting ice of an ancient glacier, the Glendalough Upper Lake is one of the most scenic locations in the Wicklow mountains, Ireland.  It has a unique mix of natural, historical, archaeological and spiritual riches.

What can you do in Glendalough?

You can explore the Monastic site across from the hotel or walk to the lakes and experience the beauty of the Valley.   There are many walking tours available to experience the wonder of Glendalough –  marked trails/routes from easy to difficult. Walkers, hikers and pilgrims journey from all over the world to experience the meditative quiet and natural beauty of this idyllic nature reserve and the surrounding town. 

The History of Glendalough

St Kevin, a hermit who lived by the lake in a cave, founded the Glendalough monastery in the 6th century. The world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower, its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way are waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

For thousands of years, people have been drawn to this valley carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The two lakes which inspired the name of Glendalough (Gleann Da Loch – valley of the two lakes) were formed when the ice thawed.

You can read more on Glendaloughs official website

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