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Glendalough in County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

An Geata / The Gateway

 
 
An Geata / The Gateway Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
1. An Geata / The Gateway Marker
Inscription.  

An Geata

Anois tá tú ag dul isteach i seanmhainstir Ghleann dá Loch, a bhunaigh Caoimhín sa 6ú haois agus a bhí faoi bhláth, d'ainneoin ionradh a dhéanamh uirthi ó am go ham, go dtí sa 17ú haois. Ba é an geata dúbailte seo, an t-aon cheann dá shórt dá bhfuil fágtha, an príomhbhealach tríd an mballa a bhí timpeall na mainistreach. Caithfidh sé go raibh cosúlacht thuir ar theach an gheata, mar bhí urlar eile os a chionn seo. Is é is dóichí gur idir 900 agus 1200 a tógadh é. Laistigh, ar deis, tá leac mhór ar a corr a bhfuil crois gearrtha uirthi.

The Gateway

You are now entering the old monastery of Glendalough, which St. Kevin founded in the 6th century, and which flourished despite intermittent plundering raids until the early 17th century. The main access through the wall dividing the monks from the outside world was through this double gateway-the only example of its kind still existing. It had a second storey which must have made it look like a tower. It was probably built between 900 and 1200. Inside, to the right, is a large upright slab with a cross incised on it.
 
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An Geata / The Gateway and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
2. An Geata / The Gateway and Marker
Looking into the monastery grounds
Bord Failte Éireann. (Marker Number 832:371.)
 
Location. 53° 0.666′ N, 6° 19.574′ W. Marker is in Glendalough, Leinster, in County Wicklow. Marker is on Leinster Route R757, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glendalough, Leinster A98 HC80, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Kevin's Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Revd Edward Rowan (within shouting distance of this marker); An Ardeaglais / The Cathedral (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); An Cloigtheach / The Round Tower (about 90 meters away); 'Teach na Sagart' / The 'Priest's House' (about 120 meters away); Mianach Hero agus Urláir Chóireála / Hero Mine and Dressing Floors (approx. 2.8 kilometers away); Dwyer's Brook (approx. 20.6 kilometers away); Tiny and Teddy and Eugenie and Princess (approx. 21.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendalough.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glendalough Visitor Centre at Heritage Ireland. (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Glendalough Monastic City. (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Glendalough, Ireland: Exploring the Wicklow Mountains (Rick Steves on YouTube). (Submitted on June 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
An Geata / The Gateway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
3. An Geata / The Gateway
Looking out from the monastery grounds. Marker is on right side wall between the two arches

4. Glendalough at Monastic Ireland. (Submitted on June 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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