This misty glen is really a magical place with its abandoned 5th century monastery that is built around two dark lakes surrounded by forests. As we wandered around the rocky paths beside the ancient chapels, the landscape exuded spirituality.
This is St. Kevin’s Kitchen also known as St. Kevin’s Church. This is where the tomb of St. Kevin – the monk, is housed. For seven years, he fasted, prayed, slept on hard ground and ate only what he could catch and find. The grounds encompasses many walking trails, and each one takes in different ruins, as the chapels and houses were scattered over miles around the glen.
When we approached this section of the area, I knew that this was the start of my walking exercise in Ireland.