Sheltered by the slopes of the Twelve Bens,
this lakeside castle is a romantic gothic
revival fantasy. Built by Mitchell Henry
for his wife in the mid 1800's, it is now
an all girls boarding school run by
Benedictine nuns. Located in Co. Galway.
Nestled in the lush valley of Glendalough,
a minuscule oratory, with a steeply
pitched stone roof was erected around
the 11th century. It is known as St.
Kevin's Kitchen because it's belfry
resembles a chimney. Named after St.
Kevin who founded the monastery
in the 6th century. Located in Co Wicklow.
The steep wooded slopes of Glendalough,
the "valley of the 2 lakes" harbor one
of Ireland's most atmospheric monastic
Established by St. Kevin in the 6th
century, the settlement was sacked time
and again by the Vikings, but managed to
survive for over 600 years. Located
in Co. Wicklow.