History and monuments set in a very scenic location. Should be on everyone's to do list out of Dublin.
Try to go up by road across Sally Gap - simply beautiful drive.
Your visit to the site and valley commences at the Visitor Centre. There is an informative information did play here to visit at a modest price - covered by the Heritage Card if you have one.
I would recommend doing a walk to take in the lakes and views before visiting the monastic site on the return leg. Walk vary from the short over a few km to all day if you head back beyond the lakes. You can walk up one side of the lower lake and return the other although we found the boardwalk on the north side far less enjoyable.
The monastic sight itself is of interest and also provides for some great photo opportunities.
If the sun is shining as it was for us, an enjoyable place to visit. Probably quite stunning in the wet too, and the crowds will be smaller.
It is popular do there will be people aplenty. We went on a Friday; weekends might not be quite do pleasant.
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