A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
And a pleasant chat along the way

Wicklow Way 7 Glendalough to Glenmalur

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The route can be done in two stages
first from Glendalough lower car park
to the ridge at Mullacor. 
The walk could be shortened by paying a fee
and using the upper car park. 
The second stage is from the entrance
to Glenmalur Woods
on the Military Road to the ridge at Mullacor.
Again the route could be shortened
by using the car park along the Avonbeg river,
but it would then take two climbs to complete the route.

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From the Glendalough car park  to the ridge at Mullacor

This is a strenuous walk of 3 hours and a climb of 410 metres to reach the ridge and the return point.

Glendalough Park
Along the pathway to the upper lake (lower lake in pictures above and below)
Glendalough Park Glendalough Park , Lower Lake
Glendalough Park , Upper Lake
Parkland beside the upper lake
Glendalough Park Glendalough Park
Glendalough Park, Lugduff Brook
The Trail climbs beside the Lugduff Brook
Glendalough Park, Pollanas's Waterfall
And Pollanas's Waterfall
Glendalough Park Glendalough Park, Derrybawn Mountain
Climbing into Derrybawn Mountain
Glendalough Park, Derrybawn Mountain
View of the upper lake below
two squrrels

In my presence he chased her round and round the tree, then disappearing into the undergrowth, re-appearing about 100 metres down the slope. She said she had a headache

Mullacor Mullacor
Mullacor Mullacor
The Ridge at Mullacor (note the walkway made of rail sleepers to protect the mountain
 The Storyline of the Bible 13/30
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You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol
You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour.
You shall not covet.

The Covenant – Re-establishment of God's Kingdom in the Nation of Israel - Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

In ancient times in the Near East, it was a custom of powerful kings to enter into written treaties with less powerful kings. These contracts or covenants usually took a common form outlining the benefits from the stronger king to the weaker, the obligations of weaker king and a list of blessing and curses that would follow either obedience or disobedience.

After delivering the people of Israel through Moses, God entered into a similar legal agreement with them. The nation of Israel became God's Kingdom. He became their God and they became His people. His relationship with them was a relationship of love, similar to the human relationship of father to a son. The obligations of the Covenant was what became known as the Law of Moses. This was a mixture of moral, civil and ceremonial laws outlined in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The moral law is summarised by the 10 Commandments. The object of the law was to restrain sin and enable the Israelites to live lives befitting the People of God. Also its purpose was to expose the sinfulness of sin. The ceremonial law with its  prescribed priests and animal sacrifices symbolically depicted the work of the coming CHAMPION  KING.

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