St. Kevin, who studied under St. Petroc of Cornwall and St. Eugenius at Killnamanagh near Dublin, came to Glendalough from Killnamanagh, where he became a monk, for a life of contemplation. However, St. Kevin attracted many others, and Glendalough became a thriving center of monastic learning.
Of St. Kevin's many pupils, one of the most famous was St. Moling, founder of the well-known monastery of St. Mullins in County Carlow. Glendalough also owes its notoriety to St. Laurence O'Toole, the last of the canonized saints of Ireland and the most distinguished of scholars at the monastery, who eventually became the Archbishop of Dublin.
Heritage Ireland: Glendalough Visitor Centre
Journey to Glendalough
Glendalough is located off the R756 south of Dublin off the N11 east of Rathnew in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Irish Antiquities: Glendalough Monastic Site
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: School of Glendalough
Wikipedia: Kevin of Glendalough
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Kevin (Coemgen)
Ordnance Survey Map (T126968)
Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Heritage Ireland: Glendalough Visitor Centre website.
Additional Photos of Glendalough
Entrance Arch, Glendalough
Round Tower at Glendalough
Round Tower at Glenalough
Cathedral Church at Glendalough
7th Century St. Kevin's Cross, Glendalough
St. Kevin's Kitchen (or Church) with Its Own Round Tower, Glendalough