Sunday, December 7, 2008


21 DEC 2008 – NOON

The ‘old heart, new heart’ mindfulness sangha would like to offer an invitation to the Buddhist Network members and their friends, to join together at noon on the shortest day of the year, to walk in peace through an ancient valley of Glendalough. We will meet at the entrance to the visitor centre, where the free car parking and toilet are provided by Duchais. The entrance is on the left, just as you enter the very beginning of the valley. Please try to be early and wrap up warm (waterproof leggings if you have them), boots are best but stout shoes are ok as terrain is easy but muddy in parts. If you bring your dog please keep on a lead and be prepared to clean up after it.

The local hotel serves grand lunches and we can expect to be back there by 2pm. The walk will include short stops and time to absorb the scenery which is always dramatic and breathtaking. The main sights include:
· The Hollywood Labyrinth,
· The board walk over the wild marshes,
· Lower lake, woods and upper lake,
· Refert Church and St. Kevin’s Cell,
· Oak forest and back to the monastic complex with round tower.

The hotel is close by and we can go in there in small groups, as people are ready. The journey from Kilmacanogue on the N11 should take 35-40 minutes. Take the Glendalough roundabout road, passing through Annamore and Laragh. St. Kevin’s bus from Dublin does not get there until 1pm!

HOPE YOU CAN COME. Ring Fiona 087-9270647 if lost.