Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dublin Bay and Glendalough

During my last week in Dublin Robin and I took Lyla to her favorite place - Dublin Bay. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the sea so much. We went to Sandymount which is just a few minutes from their home in Donnybrook. Lyla loves the sand, water and ships.

On my last weekend there, we went to Glendalough in the Wicklow mountains. Glendalough is an ancient monastery founded by St. Kevin and one of the most famous ancient ruins in Ireland.

The stream as you enter the grounds.

Remains of the church

Daffodils brightening one of the many headstones.

 More headstones and the remains of "St. Kevin's Kitchen"

 Celtic cross in the graveyard.

Glendalough is in a beautiful valley of the Wicklow mountains

Lyla in the church window

The upper lake at Glendalough. There is a beautiful national park here with trails and areas for family picnics.
 Some signs of life in the wall ruins.
It was a great experience. Can't wait to go back.