As you are spending a second night in Laragh there are various wonderful trips you can do today. While your donkey has a day off, you can visit the Monastic city of Glendalough by horse and carriage. Heading towards Glendalough, a few minutes from the hotel is “The Arches” on the right hand side directly opposite the car park of the Wicklow Heather Restaurant.
Mr. Jimmy Cullen, owner of the horse and carriage will be waiting for you here at approx. 11.00 o’clock. He will drive you down to the lakes and tell you about the history and legends of the area. He will then drive back you back to the Visitor Centre.
At the Visitor Centre there is an excellent Exhibition on the Monastic City. (Please ask for the translation if you need one). Then you can view a very interesting Film on Early Christian Ireland, it’s monasteries, it’s gold and silver chalices and it’s famous books – The Book of Kells, Armagh and Drimna and of course the story of St. Kevin who founded Glendalough.
Then you can go and explore the Monastic City itself – the beautifully preserved Round Tower, the Cathedral, St. Kevin’s Kitchen. These buildings are mainly 9th and 10th Century. There is a path – The Green Road to the Poulanass waterfall, the Spink and the lakes – so much to see and enjoy.
You can chat to Aoife or Barbara at Lynham’s Hotel about further information on walks in the area.