Yesterday I had one of the loveliest days in Ireland I have had since I arrived here last September. After realizing that my time in Ireland is running out, I decided I needed to start planning trips within the country. I have a lot of exciting adventures coming up but none of them included seeing places around Ireland. So, this weekend, I signed up for a day trip to the Wicklow Mountains.
The weather was spectacular (cold + windy but beautiful out), I met a some nice people and I got to see the country-side of Ireland. I took a bunch of pictures so I am breaking this post in two (more pictures coming tomorrow!).
The tour started off early (8am) and we drove through the Wicklow Mountains. Mid-morning we stopped in Glendalough (a glacial valley renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th Century).
One of the Glendalough lakes:
After leaving Glendalough, we continued driving through the Wicklow Mountains, stopping next at the Brownshill Dolmen, a portal tomb from approx 4,000 BC. The tomb is the heaviest in Europe (weighing over 100 tons).