Glendalough: Night Hike & History Tour


Night Hike & History Tour

6/10 5 Hours 14km Qualified Guides
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Explore Glendalough Like Never Before

Join us as we hike the lakes of Glendalough for sunset. Along the way we will discover all the history that Glendalough has to offer while hiking into the night! Watch Sika deer graze as the sunsets, stargaze as we pass through the miners village and travel through the 6th century Monastic site in darkness. Along the way your guide will entertain you with all the culture and history that this amazing place has to offer.

Highly Reviewed

We have 5 star reviews on our social media and Google review. We have also been reviewd in "The Sunday Times" and have been on FM104 and The Ryan Tubridy Show.

Professional Guide

Our guides are all highly trained mountain leaders that hold Remote Emergency Care first aid.

Photo Friendly

Catch some amazing shots along the way as we hike through sunset and into the darkness.

Group Bookings Available

We provide private bookings for groups of 10 people or more. Just send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Cancelation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 days of the event we cannot offer you a new date or a refund.
  • Cancel with 3 days notice and we can move you to another date.
  • Cancel 7 days or more from the event and we can offer you a 100% refund
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Most frequent questions and answers

The Glendalough Night Hike start time depends on the chosen date. To check the start time, choose a date on our availability calendar (in green) and click BOOK NOW. A window with the start time will then appear.

The Glendalough Night Hike ends 4.5hrs after the starting time.

The Glendalough Night Hike lasts 5 hours. We stop for talks along the way.

The Glendalough Nike Hike meeting point is at the Glendalough Visitor Centre.

The Glendalough Night Hike is MODERATE in difficulty. Some walking experience would be good (if you can do the Sugar Loaf then you can get through the most difficult part of the tour). 

You should bring a headtorch, rain jacket, waterproof trousers, thermals, warm socks, fleece, water bottle (1L) and snacks, nuts, etc.

For the Glendalough Night Hike we recommend parking either on the road or at the carpark behind the hotel. This is due to the fact that the visitor centre closes their carpark at 10pm during the summer months.

There is plenty of options on AirBnB. If you and your partner are looking for a special weekend getaway, we would recommend you check out An Clochán.

For this activity, we suggest you bring a snack with you such as nuts or protein bars.

A hand torch would suffice, but we recommend you bring a headlamp. Click here for an affordable option we recommend.

Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns we can not allow your dog on any Wild Summit events.

Yes! All of our guides are qualified with QQI Level 8 Honours Degrees in relevant areas, and hold Mountain Leader certification and years of experience leading around the world.

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If you have any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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