monastic enclosure and site map

Although there is some evidence of post Neolithic habitation, it wasn't until the 6th century with the arrival of St. Kevin and later his disciples, that any changes occurred in the valley. Using the local rocks and native timber, St. Kevin's monastic city was founded on the delta formed where the Glndasan river meetsd the Glendalough river, here the rich, well drained soils could easily be cultivated. Most of the monastic ruins in evidence today, however, date from the 10th -12th centuries

reefert church