Glendalough is an ancient Christian site in the south-east of Ireland with traditions going back to St Kevin who is believed to have established a hermitage there in the sixth century. It’s one of the great pilgrimage centres of Ireland. It combines not only a very historic site in wonderful scenery but also the opportunity for spiritual reflection and prayer. To get there, I walked across Wales to Holyhead in the far north of the Wales where I took a ferry to Dublin. I then walked down through the Wicklow Hills south of the Irish capital to Glendalough, the valley of the two lakes and on to the port of Rosslare where I took the ferry back to South Wales. My route home then took me through the historic Welsh towns of Carmarthen, Llandeilo Fawr and Brecon.