OPW announces dates for paid car-parking at Glendalough Visitor Centre

30 January 19

The OPW today announced the arrangements that will apply during 2019 for the management of the car park at the popular Glendalough Visitor Centre in Laragh, Co. Wicklow.

With effect from Saturday, February 2nd, contractors acting on the OPW's behalf will start the 2019 paid-admission operation of the car park and will collect €4 per car to use the facility.  Visitors to the Glendalough Visitor Centre will be refunded this amount when they purchase admission to the Centre.

The OPW also confirmed that Tour Operator buses who use the car park to visit the Centre and the Monastic Site will not be charged for parking, however all other buses will be charged a total of €25 (€15 for minibuses with less than 20 seats and Camper Vans). 

These arrangements will apply on weekends (Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays, Holy Days and Easter Week, from 02/02/19 to 28/04/19, monthly parking from 01/05/19 to 29/09/19 and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 05/10/19 to 26/01/20 inclusive.  The car park is free on all other days. 

Cars

Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays, Holy Days and Easter Week, from 02/02/19 to 28/04/19, monthly parking from 01/05/19 to 29/09/19 and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 05/10/19 to 26/01/20 inclusive. 

Buses

Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays, Holy Days and Easter Week, from 02/02/19 to 28/04/19, monthly parking from 01/05/19 to 29/09/19 and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 05/10/19 to 26/01/20 inclusive.

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Notes to Editors

Glendalough is an early Christian ecclesiastical settlement which was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses.

The site is open all year round. 

For full details on directions and opening hours, please visit www.heritageireland.ie