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Glendalough Guided Walks

Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
+353 87 260 0548
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Much more than we expected

We were two couples and we did not know what to expect, we only hoped for some insights into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stefanie A
via mobile
Martin is the best!

I'm a solo, young, female traveler and took a private tour with Martin. I had the best time and it... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Hi, I'm Martin Swords, and my Glendalough Guided Walks offers you an interesting guided walk 'n talk for about two hours through the beautiful Glendalough Monastic City and the Valley of the Two Lakes, fascinating, humorous, not too strenuous, no hills to climb,and a nice cuppa' at the Glendalough Hotel to finish
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Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
+353 87 260 0548
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were two couples and we did not know what to expect, we only hoped for some insights into the area. But we received so much more. During the 3.5 hours Martin told us anything there is to know about Glendalough, Saint Kevin, Irish History...More

Thank Stefanie A
MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Stefanie for your kind and generous review. It was a pleasure to guide you all. Take home many happy memories of Ireland. Send good weather, and as I told you on the walk - 'that wasn't rain that was falling, it was liquid...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I'm a solo, young, female traveler and took a private tour with Martin. I had the best time and it was so much more personal than those big tour groups that look packed like they have 30 people in them. Martin taught me so much...More

1  Thank valleylily
MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to guide you. Hope you liked the poems, and that the rest of your holiday in Ireland was just as enjoyable. Hope the advice I gave you was good, and that you take...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Our whole family enjoyed Martin's tour! He really made the history come alive and the scenery was lovely! I recommend this tour if you're in the area! Thank you for sharing your country with us, Martin!

Thank Jackee J
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Martin added so much more color to the experience of this ancient site. The almost 3 hour tour just flew by due to Martin's interesting antidotes and poetic stories. Anyone who does what we would normally do, just walk around alone and take pics and...More

3  Thank valuevacati0ner
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I booked a guided walking tour with Martin in advance of our arrival in Ireland. As sometimes happens with travel plans, things did not go precisely to schedule and our flight was delayed for nearly 4 hours. Once we finally landed in...More

2  Thank RSmith3278
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a bus tour from Dublin and went to the west coast, then down around Ring of Kerry and south and up through Wicklow, saw ALOT of Ireland. For me, along with Blarney castle and Bunratty banquet, this was another big highlight of our...More

1  Thank travelingeast_8
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Martin was our first of many guided walks in Ireland, it was hard not to compare all the others to our fantastic experience with Martin. I would recommend this tour to anyone in Glendolough, you will not be disappointed. This was our first trip to...More

1  Thank Norma D
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of seven people booked a tour with Martin several months before we traveled to Ireland for our holiday. We could not have picked a better person to introduce us to not only The ruins and local history of Glendalough but also the history...More

1  Thank roverirish
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Martin Swords is the Glendalough Whisperer. Martin's walking tour of this historic site is a wonderful way to learn and enjoy your stay. He is very knowledgeable and willing to discuss other topics while on the tour. Reasonable price of 25 euros per person.

1  Thank Mr K
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity for a wonderful guided walk with Martin Swords at Glendalough today. It was a Monday and crowds were light. Martin was delightful and incredibly informative about the history of Ireland, the St Kevin's monastery and the pilgrimages here, the specific history...More

4  Thank DukeT75
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