Glendalough Visitor Centre

Glendalough Visitor Centre

Contact Details

Address: Glendalough, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Telephone No: +353 404 45352 / 45325
Fax No: +353 404 45626
Email: george.mcclafferty@opw.ie


 

Opening Hours

 

2020

Open all Year

Mid October - Mid March: Daily 9.30 - 17.00
Mid March - Mid October: Daily 9.30 - 18.00

Visitor Centre will be closed from December 23rd to 29th 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

Facilities

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.

OPW Visitor Centre - Glendalough

  • Pay - Carpark - February 1st to March 8th inclusive (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Pay - Carpark - Daily (March 14th to November 1st, inclusive0(full time parking charges)
  • Pay - Carpark - November 7th to January 31st 2021 inclusive (Saturday/Sunday & Bank Holidays)
  • The Car park is free on all other days. 

Wicklow Co. Council Carpark - Upper Lake, Gledalough

        Pay car-parking at all times

The Charge at Glendalough Visitor Centre carpark will be;

  • €4 per day for cars
  • €25 charges for Buses (greater that 20 seats)
  • €15 for Minibused (less than 20 seats)
  • €15 Camper Vans  

Visitors to the Glendalough Visitor Centre will be refunded this charge on their admission fee.

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 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 or fax. Booking not accepted by e-mail