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Glendalough photo of Irish landscape

Glendalough

Glendalough (Gleann dá Loch, or ‘Glen of the Two Lakes’) Valley was carved out by receding glaciers 12,000 years ago. Bordered by the Wicklow Mountains, the two lakes are adjacent to the renowned ancient monastic site, while this serene view looks north across Lower Lake. ____ Glendalough County Wicklow, Ireland Barry Thomas Hendrickson © Hendrickson Fine Art Photography ____ Our limited edition, Irish landscape photos available in three sizes. > Read "Captivating Glendalough" blog post here. >...

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Monastery

Co. Wicklow, Ireland © Barry Thomas Hendrickson Glendalough Monastery, (Gleann dá Loch, or ‘Glen of the Two Lakes’) is an enchanting place. An ancient monastic settlement established in the early 6th century, it is nestled beside two dark lakes. St. Kevin’s, Glendalough’s unique early Irish church with its’ round tower and steep stone roof dates back to the 11th century. In spite of many Viking raids, this settlement managed to grow and flourish for over six centuries. It is one of the most significant ancient monastic sites in Ireland. ____   Prints for sale in three sizes >...

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Church Ruins

Co. Wicklow, Ireland © Barry Thomas Hendrickson These ruins were discovered in the wild bogland of the Wicklow Mountains. They sit high upon an ancient pilgrimage trail, St. Kevin’s Way, which traverses the mountainside blanketed with bogs and heather. ____ Prints available in three sizes >...

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Ruins in the Valley

Co. Wicklow, Ireland © Barry Thomas Hendrickson This valley in the Wicklow Mountains feels remote, while only 10 miles south of Dublin. The Wicklow Mountains were remote enough to have provided a handy refuge for opponents to English rule. Rebels who took part in the 1798 Irish uprising hid out in this region for years. When the frustrated British built a military road in 1800 to help flush out the rebels, this area became more accessible. _____ Prints available in three sizes >...

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