|St. Kevin's Church behind the trees|
|Some members of my group and the general public entering the monastery ruins through the double arch.|
|Sheep are everywhere in Ireland, including Glendalough.|
|Detail of the cathedral at Glendalough|
|Monks' graves were moved to the cathedral at some point|
|These ferns were popping out of a lot of the stone walls here.|
|The Round Tower is in better shape than some of the grave markers.|
I wandered around the ruins shooting photos and reading the grave markers. Some of these markers were very old and unreadable, but many were quite recent, marking the last resting places of prominent Glendalough-area citizens.
St. Kevin is the monk who founded this monastery. I read that he started out as a cloistered monk, reading and worshiping in solitude, but he had so many visitors he decided he would serve God better if he became a more social animal and started this monastery.
|St. Kevin's Church has a belfry and a roof.|
|The clouds are rolling in.|