Christian dating in ireland
Day 2: In the morning, we head for the Wicklow Mountains to visit the breathtakingly beautiful valley of Glendalough with its important Early Medieval monastery, founded by Saint Kevin.Its Round Tower, pre-Romanesque chapels and early High Cross, complemented by a fine archaeological exhibit, offer a splendid introduction to this important aspect of Ireland’s history.Each of them evokes the country’s history and exemplifies the remarkable Irish hospitality.
The island provides the dramatic setting for a whole series of monuments, including the vastly impressive and stupendously atmospheric fort of Dun Aonghasa, set on the very edge of a tall vertical cliff overlooking the Atlantic and dating to the Early Iron Age.
Its karstified rock shelves, their clints criss-crossed by grykes (all will be explained) are a sight to behold.
Beyond its sheer and outlandish beauty, the area contains monuments from all periods of Ireland’s history: dozens of Neolithic or Bronze Age tombs, the most famous of them the dolmen of Poulnabrone, countless fortified Celtic farmsteads, medieval castles and ruined monasteries.
” – so many clichés have been used to describe Ireland, all of them based on some element of truth and none of them sufficient to capture the enormous fascination of this most unusual island.
At Peter Sommer Travels, we are excited to present , our first tour in a country that is spectacularly rich in beauty, in history, in character, in hospitality and – most of all – in stories.