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Free Car Parking At Glendalough

It is, of course, one of the most popular attractions in Ireland, never mind Wicklow.

Which means that there are visitors aplenty all year round, and often ancient stone wall to ancient stone wall.

All of which can make a mockery of social distancing, and, when it comes to parking all those motors, something of a double-yellow conga line on the roads.

In an effort to ease that stupidity, a free car park is being opened up in neighbouring village, Laragh, beside the Woollen Mills and GAA Grounds.

Open from 8am to 8pm daily, there will be security staff on duty, with the car park itself being operated by Wicklow County Council.

There are access walking trails, the green road on the map [right] leading to Glendalough and all the National Park Walking Trails, the orange road a by-pass of the valley of Glendalough, taking you straight up the hills.

So, not only alternative walking routes to the main attraction but also access to The Wicklow Way, St Kevin’s Way and the Avonmore Way.

You can find out more about Glendalough right over here, and check out a whole plethora of trekking beauty spots over here.