On Sunday we went to visit Glendalough, one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century although most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. The surroundings also include some of the most beautiful mountains and lakes in the country, so we took some incledible pictures of the landscape.
After lunch we went to Wicklow Gaol. This prison was built in the eary 18th century and it has a history of cruelty and shame. Within its walls thousands of prisoners from the Great Famine, the 1798 rebellion and the War of Independence lived years of torture, starvation and disease. It closed in 1924 and it is now a tourist attraction as well as the most haunted building in Ireland. Luckily, we didn´t see any ghosts during our visit!!
On Monday it was back to lessons in Rathdown College, after a weekend full of new experiences.