Why was Glendalough known as the monastic city?

Why was Glendalough known as the monastic city?

This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the ‘Monastic City’. The ‘City’ consists of a number of monastic remains, and the most impressive being the Round Tower which stands 30m high.

Why is Glendalough an important pilgrimage site?

Glendalough is of national significance as the story of a saint who became intertwined with landscape, buildings and objects as Christianity transformed medieval Ireland. The major players in medieval Ireland were all involved from the Vikings, bishops and abbots, to local and national kings.

What is the story of Glendalough?

What is Glendalough? The “Monastic City” of Glendalough is an ancient monastery founded by St Kevin, a 6th century hermit, though most of the buildings date back to the 10th and 11th centuries, and were later rebuilt and restored in the late 1800s.

How old is the Glendalough monastery?

Glendalough’s Monastic Sites Many are almost 1000 years old. The main sites are located in the area known as the Monastic City, beside the OPW Visitor Centre. Guided tours are available.

What happened to Glendalough?

In 1214, the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united. From that time onwards, the cultural and ecclesiastical status of Glendalough diminished. The destruction of the settlement by English forces in 1398 left it a ruin but it continued as a church of local importance and a place of pilgrimage.

Who lived in Glendalough?

According to tradition it was at the Upper Lake near the head of the valley where St Kevin spent his first seven years in Glendalough, living the solitary life of a hermit. One of the sites associated with Kevin himself is a cave in the cliffs rising from the edge of the lake.

Who is on the Glendalough bottle?

St Kevin
Glendalough is also renowned for its 6th century monastic settlement founded by St Kevin, a legendary monk and the man on our bottle.

Who makes Glendalough whiskey?

Mark Anthony Brands International
Mark Anthony Brands International today announces the purchase of the remaining shares in Glendalough Distillery to give the company complete ownership of the Irish craft spirits business. The deal comes three years after Mark Anthony Brands International took an initial 40% stake in the fast-growing distiller.

Is Glendalough Irish whiskey?

Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey is a single grain Irish whiskey, initially matured in American bourbon barrels before enjoying a finishing period of six months in Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks.

Where is the Glendalough distillery?

Wicklow mountains
The Glendalough Distillery was among Ireland’s first craft whiskey producers. It was founded by 5 friends with a mutual love of Irish whiskey and steeped in the lore and legend of Ireland. The distillery is located in a narrow glacial valley in the Wicklow mountains, about an hour or so south of Dublin.