St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

St. Kevin’s Cemetery, Glendalough

St. Kevin's Church

Situated less than an hour from our home, this location is visited by us time after time. The scenery alone is well worth the journey but we much prefer to arrive long after the sun goes down.

The cemetery is located just minutes from the village of Laragh and it is situated on an ancient monastic site of an early Irish Monastery. The cemetery is still in use today with many of the ancient headstones in very good condition. It is the most picturesque all the glens in Wicklow and it became the location where St. Kevin lived his life as a hermit in the early 6th century.

St. Kevin's Cemetery

Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Irelands great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united.

After a reconstruction program in 1878 the location began to attract visitors and today the site holds a number of attractive walkways, a visitor centre and hill climbs. The ruins of the site include a round tower and a number of high crosses.

We have held a number of paranormal investigations here and our most compelling results come from the EMF reader. It must be noted that the majority of the area is free from any electrical power which allows us to eliminate electricity as a cause of interference.

Some of the information above sourced from megalithicireland.com

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