This walk starts at the Armoury Café at the Glencree Centre. From the door of the Armoury Café, turn right and walk towards the front lawn, passing the Military Barracks building on the left.
On the front lawn are several commemorative seats, sculptures and trees, including one planted by Prince Charles. Standing above the lawn is the original, fully restored, Military Barracks building. Proceed to the main gate of the Glencree campus arriving at St. Kevins Church. This church (1870) is a fine example of a 19th century Wicklow granite stone church. The church has been tastefully restored and inside there is a distinct aura of peace and tranquillity. Beside the church is a small graveyard entered through a gate in the railings on the left. In the centre of the graveyard are a number of modern graves with some nicely decorated headstones. In the top left-hand corner are the graves of the Oblate clergy and boys who died during the Reformatory years at Glencree.
Exit the graveyard, turn left up the campus Avenue, then right through a gate in the railing. A flight of steps leads down to the Glencree River and a nice Lourdes Grotto built by the Oblates beside the river. From the Grotto cross the Glencree River via the footbridge and ascend to the roadway by a narrow track. At the roadway turn left, and for your own safety walk on the right-hand side of the road facing oncoming traffic, to the German Military Cemetery. After a stop at the Cemetery, turn right to rejoin the road for 150m until you arrive back at the Glencree Centre. Just before the gates of Glencree, the granite fronted two storey house on the right hand side of the road was originally the Commanding Officer’s House, later a Youth Hostel and now a private residence.