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Glencolumbkille Travel guide
Glencolumbkille : Michelin's recommendations
The village sits back from the sandy beaches guarded by a Martello tower. Long ago in this remote and austere valley Saint Columba built a hermitage with his own hands. On the 9th of June, his saint's day, pilgrims go on a 5km walk of penitence between midnight and three in the morning, stopping at the stations of the cross marked by cairns, menhirs, pagan standing stones and engraved stelae from early Christianisation.
Tourist attractions Glencolumbkille : Things to see and do
IRL - Glencolumbkille
Father James McDyer (who died in 1987) had the idea of founding a co-operative and reconstructing a folk village of old, in order to obtain funds for his impoverished parish. Three cabins were joined to display domestic utensils, weaving looms, spinn..
R 263 IRL - Glencolumbkille
There is a splendid view from the head of the pass across the green glaciated valley, enclosed by steep, rugged mountains. Hairpin bends carry the road down to the river.