St. Kevin’s Way

Enjoy a fantastic 3 days experience along St. Kevins Camino Way Pilgrim Walk!

St Kevin’s Way follows in the footsteps of St. Kevin through the hills of Wicklow to the haunting and mysterious valley of Glendalough where he spent the rest of his life in solitary prayer and contemplation. After Kevin’s death in AD 618, what had been a humble hermit’s retreat developed into an impressive monastic city which was to continue as a centre of piety and learning for many years to come. Medieval pilgrims came from far and wide to visit Kevin’s tomb, and the alternative starting points to the walk reflect the different directions from which they are likely to have travelled.

The main route starts in Hollywood, while the alternative route comes from Valleymount. The paths meet and join at Ballinagee Bridge. The route then climbs towards Wicklow Gap, for spectacular views of bog and mountain. The flagstones of the old pilgrimage road are still visible in sections. The route then follows the descent of the Glendasan River into the Valley of Glendalough before proceeding to the monastic buildings, a visit to the fine interpretative centre beside Glendalough carpark will give an overview of the history of the area.

We offer self-guided and accompanied walks year round. Please get in touch for more information. Contact us now to find out more or make a booking.

Cost for the walk leader accompanying you is €105 per walker for the three days. They will look after your safety, point out items of interest, advise you about gear and food and generally ensure you get the most from this wonderful walking experience. We carry an appropriate level of public liability insurance to cover our activities and all walkers are advised to review their personal accident insurance before they set out walking.  To ensure your enjoyment and safety we apply minimum and maximum group numbers on all of our activities.

Ireland enjoys a temperate climate and our weather is affected on a daily basis as much by the speed and direction of the wind as by the season of the year. This means that we don’t experience extremes of temperature but the weather can be quite changeable from day to day and on occasion this may lead to some alterations to planned routes.

Accommodation is available at the Wilderness Lodge from €30 euro per head. Breakfast and dinner are available in the Glenmalure Lodge just a few steps up the road. You can organise a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirements and preferences with ingredients from the local shop. The team at the Wilderness Lodge can organize transport to the start of each days walk and back to Glenmalure in the evenings for you.

Check out Wilderness Activities Ireland for information about events and explorations in the Wicklow Mountains.