Glendalough in county Wicklow is one of those tiny villages to which we all at some time or another wish we could escape. Susan's sister Mary and her husband Noel live in just such a place. This must be one of the most wonderful couples I've ever met. (Mary on the left with the grey coat, Susan in the middle and Noel on the right). Noel and I hit it off right from the outset. It's so nice to be able to have long intelligent conversations with someone else for a change as opposed to the flack I normally have to dodge.
Glendalough has quite an amazing history that dates back to the times of kings and crusades. We visited an old monastery with it's attendant grave-yard.
During the Viking invasions the monks who lived here would use a ladder to get to the lower opening in the tower, they would then pull the ladder up and stay in the tower until the danger had passed. Scary times indeed.
This place is so pretty, no wonder so many people come out here from the city to get away from it all.
Where did you spen new years eve and did you enjoy it?