Weekly Photo Challenge – Endurance in Glendalough

Share a photo of what endurance means to you — maybe it’s your beat-up, well-travelled running shoes, the oldest structure in your town, the vista you earned climbing that mountain, a photo of your wedding ring, or your dog, tongue lolling, running full out.

I’ve never been to Cairo, otherwise I would’ve chosen the pyramids. They’ve certainly endured a lot over a very long time! Instead I’ll tell you about a very special place in Ireland, about an hour from Dublin, in the beautiful county Wicklow.

Glendalough or Glendaloch (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “glen of two lakes”) is a glacial valley and home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. Founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, the extensive ruins of Glendalough include several early churches, a graceful round tower, and various other sites dating from the 10th through 12th centuries.

Now that’s an endurance I wish I had! 🙂

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