The stone that Oisín lifted is called the Oisín Stone and can still, 1,500 years later, be seen in Gleann na Smól (the valley of the thrushes). The Oisín Stone is only a good walk from Seefin to the lower valley.
The Fiannachta tales also described how Fionn would look across the Dublin bay to Beann Eadair (Howth) from Seefingan and that he would hunt in Gleann na Smól with his favourite wolfhounds Bran & Sceolán. All this is so true, romantic and magical.
We also must remember that while the Fianna warriors walked Seefin some 2000 years ago;
From Kippure Estate let us follow in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors from the Stone Age to the Iron Age – their druids, the warrior division of the Iron Age Fianna, on to the top of magical SeefinMountain. There, after a 1.5 hour walk, you will discover the 5000 year old Seefin megalithic tomb or passage grave. The nearby hills of Seefingan and Seahan also have pre-historic unopened cairns on their peaks. It is said that on a clear day you can see the world renowned passage grave at Newgrange in Co. Meath and that Seefin was deliberately built to be seen from Newgrange.
Kippure Estate, the scenic 240-acre gem nestled in County Wicklow, is now home to Ireland’s first official disc golf course.
The course will celebrate its debut at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 7. March 2015, as a select group of invitation-only players will navigate each hole. The course opens to the public at 2 p.m. and will be offering FREE ROUNDS until 5 p.m.
“We are extremely excited about Ireland’s first official disc golf course opening at Kippure Estate. This is a huge sport in America and is fast growing around the world with an international tour and close to 5,000 official courses.
Brittas Bay offers a 5km Stretch of Fine White Sand
We bet you didn’t know that there was an EU Blue Flag beach within an hour’s drive of Kippure Estate! The Blue Flag is only awarded to the best beaches across Europe, and Brittas Bay has won one for five consecutive years. If you’re looking for something to do for a day trip from Kippure Estate, you can head to a serene, sandy stretch of beach with options for going out sailing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming and taking scenic walks. There are also networks of sand dunes, … Continue reading →
Avondale House and Forest Park offers something for all the family, with a children’s playground, walking trails through the dense woodland and plenty of spots for picnics. This is a great option for a day trip out from Kippure Estate, loved for both its natural surroundings and as the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell, one of the greatest political leaders in Irish history. Whether you’re interested in the historical house or the stunning wilderness, there’s plenty to keep you busy on your visit to Avondale.