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Glendalough Guided Walks

Birchwood, Glendalough Village, Ireland
+353 87 260 0548
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It is not St Kevin but Martin who makes the magic!

If you go, hire Martin Swords "We picked a house for a week rental near the town of Shillelagh. I... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2014
Outspokentraveler
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wild Wicklow Tour-Glendalough Ireland

It was my first time traveling to Ireland and I went over the holiday 2013. The Wild Wicklow tour... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2014
jo p
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Dana Point, California
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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
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

If you go, hire Martin Swords "We picked a house for a week rental near the town of Shillelagh. I specifically wanted to be in Wicklow, to be near Glendalough. I had been before and was amazed by its beauty and history. But this time,...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

It was my first time traveling to Ireland and I went over the holiday 2013. The Wild Wicklow tour was recommended. You met at the bus at 8:30 am and traveled through the mountains and saw the most beautiful views in the world. Our tour...More

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MartinSwords, Owner at Glendalough Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2014

Greetings Trip Advisor - always a pleasure to hear from you. I think we have some crossed wires - this last review is for Wild Wicklow Tours - a great service, whereas my site and service is glendaloughguidedwalks.com Thank you very much Martin Swords

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Martin Swords is an excellent speaker and tour guide. His knowledge of the area and its history and nature is unsurpassed. He vast knowledge of Irish history combined with his sense of humor provided one of the major highlights of our trip. He invested twice...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We have been to Ireland several times, but had never been to Glendalough. It was our first day, just arrived and my husband and I had his 82 year old mother with us. After a short nap in the Tudor Lodge in Laragh, we met...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

I've been to Glendalough twice now, and although there have always been a lot of tourists, both the valley and monastic settlement are completely worth the trip. This last visit was made even more meaningful because we hired Martin Swords for a tour and ramble...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Martin Swords knows his stuff and he knows how to tell a story. I spent an enjoyable two hours listening to him tell the story of St. Kevin and Glendalough. It helped that we had a great day. Glendalough is beautiful, breath takingly beautiful when...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2013

What a treat this was for my husband and I to have Martin as our tour guide! He took us back in time telling us everything that one needs to know and appreciate the beautiful land of Glendalough! We just had the best time! Thank...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I was in Ireland for only a few days and was told I must visit Glendalough. So, I did, with Martin Swords as my guide. It was a wonderful experience, full of details and information about the monastic society that had once lived there. I...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Martin agreed to take us on our tour the day after Christmas. Most kind of him. This is a holiday Ireland so his morning with us. Wonderful adventure. It rained horribly and we kept on going. Martin didn't miss a beat and was full of...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

I recently spent a very enjoyable two and a half hours in the company of Martin on his walking tour of Glendalough's monastic site and lakes. The tour was both informative and leisurely and Martin's passion for the place is obvious. Check him out if...More

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