We had cut short our road trip thru Northern Ireland and [Northern] Ireland by a day due to the weather on the Wild Atlantic Way. So since we had the day off of work and the rental car still, we took a trip through the Wicklow Mountains.
Our destination was the Glendalough Monastic Site, but it is always more fun to take the back roads then to drive straight to your destination. We opted for the military road that passes through Sally Gap. This will also give you a glimpse of Lough Tay.
When we arrived at Glendalough, there was a small fee to park the car. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Most of the remains are from the 11th and 12th century. Take some time to wander the trails. We took the walk to upper lake and grabbed a coffee and a hot chocolate for the walk back.
We headed out to Bray Head after Glendalough. We took in the coast and decided to have dinner at Mt. Everest of Kathmandu. The food was absolutely delicious! After dinner we headed back to Dublin.