Land of Faeries, Saints & Scholars
Day 1 & 2 – September 19/20
After passing through immigration in Dublin at 10:00 AM, we begin our adventure! We will meet you in the Arrivals Hall under the big yellow sculpture, before departing on our 1-hour trip to Glendalough where we will be based for two nights.
After checking into our hotel (which by the way, we will have completely to ourselves!) we will set out to make our first connection with the magnificent landscape of Glendalough.
Glendalough, ‘The valley of the Two Lakes‘, is one of the most sacred places in Ireland and some would say, the world. It combines the extensive monastic ruins of St. Kevin’s Monastery with the stunning natural setting in the Wi
cklow Mountains. For thousands of years people have been drawn to this ancient monastic site, to experience it’s great natural beauty and serenity.
Spiritually, Glendalough represents the perfect balance between the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. It is a place where one can truly connect with the beauty of the heart. Legend has it that St. Kevin was one of Merlin the Magician’s teachers, and that the monastery at one time housed the Holy Grail. Markings in the shape of the Grail can be seen at the entrance, and on the immense, famous St. Kevin’s cross. This massive slab of granite carved around 1150 A.D. is the Celtic form of a cross – a cross superimposed on a wheel representing the four directions and the cosmos.
The monastic city of Glendalough comprises several churches, a spectacular round tower and early Celtic cross, most of which were built in the 12th century. The photos below taken on our 2017 Tour, provide visual evidence of the powerful inter-dimensional portal present at St Mary’s Church, where a beam of celestial Light, reached down from above to touch all who entered through the church doorway.