Attractions

Waterfall in Enniskerry

Powerscourt Waterfall

A 7km walk from Powerscourt House through the estate takes you to the 130m Powerscourt Waterfall. It’s the highest waterfall in Britain and Ireland, and is most impressive after heavy rain. You can also get to the f…
Church in Glendalough

Reefert Church

Follow the Upper Lake lakeshore path southwest of the car park until you come to the considerable remains of Reefert Church above the tiny River Poulanass. It's a small, plain, 11th-century Romanesque nave-and-chanc…
Ruins in Glendalough

Teampall na Skellig

The original site of St Kevin's settlement, Teampall na Skellig, is at the base of the cliffs towering over the southern side of the Upper Lake and accessible only by boat; unfortunately, there's no boat service to …
Museum in Enniskerry

Museum of Childhood

This is a collection of period miniatures and doll's houses, including the palatial, 22-room Tara's Palace, designed to one-twelfth scale and inspired by the Palladian piles of Castletown House, Leinster House and C…
Ruins in Glendalough

St Kevin's Cell

Climb the steps at the back of the Reefert Churchyard and follow the path to the west and you'll find, at the top of a rise overlooking the lake, the scant remains of St Kevin's Cell, a small beehive hut.
Church in Glendalough

St Mary's Church

The 10th-century St Mary's Church, 140m southwest of the round tower, probably originally stood outside the walls of the monastery and belonged to local nuns. It has a lovely western doorway.
Church in Glendalough

Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul

The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, just southeast of the Round Tower, has a 10th-century nave; the chancel and sacristy date from the 12th century.
Ruins in Glendalough

St Kieran's Church

There are but scant remains of St Kieran's Church, the smallest at Glendalough. It's to the east of St Mary's Church.
Monument in Glendalough

Deer Stone

At the junction with Green Rd as you cross the river just south of these two churches is the Deer Stone in the middle of a group of rocks. Legend claims that, when St Kevin needed milk for two orphaned babies, a doe…
Church in Glendalough

St Kevin's Kitchen

Glendalough's trademark is St Kevin's Kitchen or Church, at the southern edge of the enclosure. This compact structure, with a miniature round towerlike belfry, protruding sacristy and steep stone roof, is a masterp…