Glendalough is just stunning, after you have visited the ancient church and cemetary, taken a picnic and gazed out at the beautiful lake, take a walk around, its just amazing, little streams running by, and well set out paths and routes for you to wander at your leisure.
Whilst in the Glendalough park visit the anciet burial ground and church. Its basically ruins now, but set in such a scenic place!
A must see if you are driving around Wicklow.
Located within the "Wicklow Way", you will see signs to the Gap.
The views are spectacular.
The food here is mainly typical of Ireland but using cuisines from all over the world, mainly Europe. I have dined in restaurants all over the world but do not consider myself to be a foody but enjoy good food well presented and cooked. I also like to feel welcome but not overfussed. This restaurant fits all my criteria and my wife enjoyed the two meals we had there in June 2010, the second one accompanied by our two daughters and young grandaughter. We couldn't have felt more welcome and of course our grandaughter knew this and reacted with perfect behaviour, she also enjoyed her food and having finished off the broccoli asked for more, which was promptly provided. When next in Laragh this will be a the top of or list of places to dine, drink coffee or have afternoon tea. We may also pop in for breakfast since the Wicklow Heather serves all day in a beautiful building.
Favorite Dish: THe Irish corned beef with cabbage was something which will make me want to visit here again. Yes, it may seem like 'peasant food' but so what. It was beautifully presented and there was enough to fill a hungry diner after a strenuous day out walking the hills. Accompanied by a glass of Guinness this was indeed perfection.
Great Irish Foods
At the Glendalough lodge, we drank South African Chenin Blancs and ate Irish stew, cod pie, and a “loin of bacon” over buttered cabbage. (Bacon seems to be the term used for any pork dish.) The waitress at the Glendalough lodge was from Poland!
In Laragh, a highlight was a fantastic chicken pate over greens with a brandy and red onion marmalade. We had roasted chicken with leeks and bacon (read ham) in a mushroom & whiskey cream sauce. Along the way, we tasted potato leek soup with soda bread, and thickest cut fries/chips yet.
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