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As the sun sets over the glacial valley of Glendalough, the monastic ruins are bathed in a magic light.

Sometimes in the 6th century AD, a young monk named Kevin retired to this stunningly beautiful glacial valley with its two lakes to live as a hermit and to meditate in peace. The irony of it is that his ecofriendly lifestyle soon attracted a bunch of disciples that where blissfully unaware that Kevin wanted to be alone. Over the centuries the monastery became one of Irelands most important place to worship. The site was then ransacked several times by the Vikings before finally the English destroyed it in 1398.

The ruins of the monastery sit in a beautiful valley between the more pitoresque upper and the lower lake in a stunningly beautiful setting.
For this picture I had to lay flat on my stomach on a rock in the middle of the stream

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