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Glendalough Upper Lake photograph by Tony Whelan Ireland

Glendalough Upper Lake
a beautiful photograph by

Tony Whelan

Country : Ireland
Area : Glendalough Upper Lake

Canon 6D, Canon 35mm 1.4L lens, f/14, ISO 100, 1/30sec.

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Glendalough Upper Lake

Glendalough Upper Lake (Irish: An Loch Uachtair[4]) is a glacial lake near Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland.

The lake is located in the Wicklow Mountains area west of Glendalough Early Medieval monastic settlement.[5] Near the southern shore stands a small rectangular church named Temple-na-Skellig, only accessible by boat and a series of steps from the landing stage; a nearby cliff hosts a cave called St. Kevin's bed,[6] reputedly a retreat for St. Kevin and later for St. Laurence O'Toole.

The lake is classified as a ribbon lake. The Upper and the Lower lake were at first united but one of their inflow brought an amount of sediment large enough to divide the original lake in two parts.[2]