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Glendalough without a car

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Glendalough without a car

I'll be in Dublin for 10 days in May and would like to visit Glendalough, but do not want to drive. I also wish to visit on a weekday to avoid crowds. However, the direct bus service (St Kevins) does not arrive in Glendalough until 11:50 and then departs at 16:30 per their schedule here: http://www.glendaloughbus.com/timetable.aspx

Would it be worth the expense and trouble for less then four hours at the site?

I appreciate your input.

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1. Re: Glendalough without a car

I guess the answer depends on why you want to visit Glendalough. Four hours is more than enough to allow for a visit to the historic monastic site in Glendalough. However, if your interest is in hill walking, time may be tight - though there are some routes which can be done in less than 4 hours but which maybe do not get to the more remote parts of the valley. Also note that the bus journey is not unpleasant in terms of scenery.

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2. Re: Glendalough without a car

I think to really appreciate Glendalough you need to be there when all the tour buses have gone. I would consider staying overnight. It is a really special place and you would not regret staying near the monastic site.

4 hours is not alot (but then again I'm a person that doesn't really enjoy whistle stop tours) .As you have travelled so far already to come to Ireland it is certainly a place worth seeing....even for a short time!

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3. Re: Glendalough without a car

You would probably have time to view the Visitor Centre and the Monastic Site and then walk out to the miners village and back. The walk is easy and some of it is on a paved road. You wont be doing any hiking but you will get to see the lake and Kevin's Bed.


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