Ancient East


Road trip from Dublin

1- Depart Dublin 2- Arrive at Killruddery House and Gardens . It takes about 45 mins depending on traffic

Allow couple of hours to explore the beautiful gardens

A visit to the Orangery is a must!

3- Drive to Greystones

4- Lunch stop at The Happy Pear

The happy pear is a vegan restaurant with some interesting choices and options.

I had the Buddha bowl which was very tasty!

5- Next drive to Glendalough Visitor centre

Glendalough Tower For more info visit:

Nestled between two lakes, haunting Glendalough (Gleann dá Loch, meaning 'Valley of the Two Lakes') is one of the most significant monastic sites in Ireland and one of the loveliest spots in the country, centred on a 1000-year-old round tower, a ruined cathedral and the tiny church known as St Kevin's Kitchen. It was founded in the late 6th century by St Kevin, a bishop who established a monastery on the Upper Lake's southern shore and about whom there is much folklore.

Allow 4 hours to fully explore the monetary and two lakes board walk.

For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your sou

6 Final stop: Drive to Brooklodge and Macreddin Village

Overnight stay at Brooklodge and Macreddin Village To book:

7- Have Dinner in their award winning Michelin starred Strawberry Tree restaurant Top tip: Book before you go and it’s also a chance to dress up for dinner and get out of you hiking clothes.

It is the only certified organic restaurant in Ireland

8- Wake up early and enjoy the spa at Brooklodge

End of one Day Itinerary of Ancient East

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