See Glendalough – but in Lego

One of Wicklow’s most beautiful and iconic heritage sites – Glendalough – has been recreated out of 44,388 LEGO bricks!

All are welcome to attend the launch of the ‘Glendalough in Lego’ model next Monday, 4th July, at 11am in the Glendalough Visitor Centre.

This stunning diorama is an initiative of the Glendalough Heritage Forum and consists of a recreation of Glendalough Monastic Settlement by professional brick artist Jessica Farrell (Channel 4 TV LEGO MASTERS).

The project was made possible through funding support from The Heritage Council Community Heritage grants in 2021 and additional support from the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council. 

“The model features many amazing details which will help audiences of all ages gain a better understanding of 12th century monastic life”, says Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council.

The launch will be followed by a special LEGO® brick activities workshop for children aged 7-13, running from 12.00–2 .00 pm and sponsored by the OPW.

Places on the workshop are free of charge but limited and therefore must be booked in advance by e-mail to

The Lego model will be on display in the Visitor Centre for one week until 11th July after which it is scheduled to travel to Wicklow branch libraries with a day-long workshop in each venue as follows: Wicklow Town 22nd July; Ballywaltrim Library 6th August; Blessington Library   15th August; and Arklow Library 20th August.

For queries on the event contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage officer at For more information on Glendalough Heritage visit

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