Glendalough Visitor Centre

Glendalough Visitor Centre

Contact Details

Co. Wicklow
A98 HC80

Tel No: +353 404 45352 / 45325
Fax No: +353 404 45626


Opening Hours


Open all Year

Mid March - Mid October
Daily 09:30 - 18:00

Mid October - Mid March
Daily  09:30 - 17:00

Visitor Centre will be closed from 23 December  to 29 December inclusive

Last admission 45 mins. before closing.

Average Length of Visit: 1 - 1.5 hours.

Admission Fees

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00



Toilets, disabled toilets, car/coach/bicycle park, self-guiding trail, outdoor picnic tables, extensive lawns

Restaurant/Tearooms: None

Car-parking Charges for 2020

With effect from Saturday February 1st 2020, parking charges will apply at the Glendalough Visitor Centre carpark.  This is designed to cover the costs of new security and carpark management measures at the site.  Public carparks near Glendalough will be in operation in 2020 at the following locations.

Parking Charges will apply during the following dates

  • February 1st to March 8th (inclusive) - Weekends (Saturday/Sunday only)
  • March 14th to November 1st (inclusive) - Daily parking charges will apply
  • November 7th to January 31st 2021 (inclusive) - (Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays only)

Outside of these dates the Car Park is free

The Charge at Glendalough Visitor Centre carpark will be;

  • €4 for cars
  • €25 for Buses (greater that 20 seats)
  • €15 for Minibuses (less than 20 seats)
  • €15 Camper Vans  

OPW Heritage Services

This early Christian ecclesiastical settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition and an audio-visual show. French and Spanish guided tours are available all year by advance booking. The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Access to the graveyard is very difficult for wheelchair users.

Please be advised that, for health and safety concerns, the Visitor Centre remains closed until further notice.

Access to the Monastic Site and Walks are open and we have guides on site at all times to answer any queries that visitors may have.

Please note 2020 car-parking charges outlined below under Facilities 

Location: Situated in Glendalough

Bus Route(s): St. Kevin's Bus Service +353 1 2818119
Day Tours operated by Bus Éireann. 

Guided Tours: Available for groups of 15 or more
Maximum number: 40 - 50
Duration: 30 - 40 minutes

Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Photography / Video allowed: Yes. Comercial photography requires permission

Additional Information:
Audiovisual presentations: "Ireland of the Monasteries"
Seating: 90
Duration: 17  minutes
Language: English, French, German, Italian

Advance booking required for groups. Bookings accepted by telephone, fax or email -

Glendalough Visitors Guide