Saint Kevin's Way

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Saint Kevin's Way
Wicklow Way.jpg
Saint Kevin's Way waymarker at the Wicklow Gap
Length 30 kilometres (19 miles)[1]
Location County Wicklow, Ireland
Designation Pilgrim Path[1]
Trailheads Hollywood
Valleymount
Glendalough
Use Hiking
Elevation
Elevation gain/loss 580 m (1,903 ft)[1]
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Moderate[1]
Season Any
Surface Roads, forest paths and tracks

The Saint Kevin's Way (Irish: Slí Chaoimhin) is a pilgrim path in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is 30 kilometres (19 miles) long and begins in the village of Hollywood, crosses the Wicklow Gap, and ends at the remains of the medieval monastery in Glendalough. An alternative spur route begins at Valleymount and joins the main trail at Ballinagee Bridge. It is typically completed in one day.[1]

The trail follows in the footsteps of Saint Kevin who crossed the Wicklow Mountains and founded the monastery at Glendalough in the 6th century.[2] The journey later became a route of pilgrimage for visitors to Glendalough.[2] It is one of a series of medieval pilgrim paths developed as walking trails by the Heritage Council.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "St Kevin's Way". IrishTrails.ie. Irish Sports Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "St Kevin's Way, Co. Wicklow". Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Pilgrim Paths". Heritage Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 

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