Photographer's Note

Glendalough, situated in picturesque County Wicklow, was made famous by Saint Kevin who came to the area in the sixth century. He was looking for a place of solitude and having found it, remained and lived a rather hermitic life. He founded his monastery here which attracted thousands of people who were intrigued by St. Kevin's simple and scholarly ways.

The most famous of all the landmarks in the area, however, is the Round Tower which stands 110 feet above the ground. It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin's monastery. The tower was originally built as a bell tower and a place of refuge when the monastery was attacked.

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