Cobh, Ireland is a sweet harbor town, south of Cork. Cobh, was the last docking place of the Titanic, before it sailed off to America. The harbor was also used by many liners to take the Irish to start new lives, elsewhere. While we were there we walked around the waters edge, and went up to see St. Coleman’s Cathedral. There is a Titanic exhibit available year round, and it just happened to be closed the day we were there. My sister and I were there just briefly, but it would have made a wonderful day trip.
In the heart of Glendalough, lies the Monastic City that dates back to 6th Century. It was founded by St. Kevin and contains several remains, that are so beautiful. There are two large archways, a cobblestone pathway, and the markings of the cross that still grace the entrance. Once entered the tower, St. Kevin’s Kitchen (church), and the priests house can still be seen. The grounds are peppered with ancient headstones, and although it was quite crowded, there were many times I found myself alone wandering lost among the ruins.
Not only are the monastic grounds available for touring, there is a visitors center, hiking trails, lakes and waterfalls. The next time I am in Ireland, I feel like a whole day could be spent there.