Monday, August 30, 2010

Rambling in Glendalough

School started back today and now we're trying to get back into the usual routine again. So we decided to go to Glendalough (valley of the two lakes) last Friday with some friends as this was our last chance this summer to visit there on a week day.

Glendalough is home to a 6th century monastic site founded by St. Kevin. This is St Kevin's Kitchen\Church with the 30m high Round Tower in the background. I was thinking of Glendalough and this round tower when I made this card.


Glendalough Valley was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age and the two lakes were formed when the ice eventually thawed. Students from the School of Archaeology were on a dig when we were there and I tried to avoid getting them in the photos but one of the guy's bright orange jacket managed to shine through the fushia bushes!


It's a wonderful, scenic place to visit and there are lots of great trails for every level of fitness.


I loved the brilliant views from the trail we took.


But the drops were a bit hairy at times!


Back on safe ground again!


With the arrival of those clouds and the rain, it was time to head for home.


I hope you enjoyed the ramble around Glendalough!

16 comments:

Virginia L. said...

How AMAZING, Heather! I felt that I was there....Thanks so much for sharing these awesome photos! Beautiful and inspirational!

jintyoo7 said...

Thank you, Heather. I did enjoy that ramble very much and didn't even break into a sweat :)

I kept looking at the "orange jacket guy" and it could pass for a big butterfly!!!!!
Ingenious design for your card, the Celtic border was incredible :o)

Hannah said...

Oh my! what lovely scenes, heather! i so do remember that delightful card series.. now i know where the inspiration sprang from. thanks for sharing :)

Tiffany said...

Such beautiful captures! Really lovely photos, thank you for sharing, makes me really want to take a vacation! ;)

Lin said...

I love when you share pictures of your beautiful country - thanks, Heather! Best wishes to your boys for a great school year!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous pics! Looks like a fabulous place to be. :)

AnitaRex said...

Gorgeous! Lovely trip!

Simone said...

Wow! These pictures are sooo beautiful! I'd love to go to Ireland one day - soo pretty! :)

Nat said...

wow!! these pictures are amazing, so beautiful!! I would live to see Ireland one day too :)

Patricia said...

So beautiful photos thanks for sharing with us. =P

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Heather, your photos are gorgeous. I enjoyed looking at them.

Rosemary said...

what gorgeous photos, heather!! as close to being there as you can get! what beautiful scenery! thanks for sharing...

CinnamonSally said...

Fantastic photograps Heather, thanks for sharing, hopefully I will get to see Ireland one day!!

Deirdre said...

Stunning captures Heather. Glendalough looks amazing.

Trinh said...

These shots are beautiful! Hope I get to Ireland one day to see these places in person.

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful pictures, Heather! I love nature and miss the mountains when we were living in Austria! It's so flat here!

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