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St Kevin’s Cave

  • Address
    Lugduff, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Always open, better visit in winter
  • What to see

St. Kevin’s Cave (actually 2 caves, known as St Kevin’s Cave – larger – and St Kevin’s Bed – smaller -) is a site of great historical and spiritual significance in Ireland. It is located close to the monastery of Glendalough, in County Wicklow, and is named after St. Kevin, the founder of this monastery in the 6th century. The Cave is a place of retreat and prayer, where St. Kevin withdrew to meditate and seek the closeness of God. The cave is characterized by its impressive natural setting, nestled in a hill and surrounded by lush vegetation. Its importance as a pilgrimage site lies in its association with St. Kevin’s spirituality and the aura of serenity it exudes, attracting those in search of contemplation, meditation and spiritual connection.

St. Kevin’s Bed is a smaller hole located close to the Cave. It is supposed to be the place where st Kevin retired to sleep at nights. Both caves have been visited by pilgrims and spiritual seekers for centuries, and their legacy as a place of retreat and reflection has endured throughout history. The cave, with its natural setting and its connection to the life of St. Kevin, offers visitors the opportunity to experience a special corner of Ireland where spirituality and nature merge in a place of peace and contemplation.

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