Explore Ireland’s wild and beautiful Wicklow Mountains on foot

Wicklow Valley

Discover Kippure Estate’s breath taking Wicklow scenery at your own pace

Kippure Estate, located by the Wicklow Mountains, is especially lucky to be able to offer some of the most stunning views in the country, making it ideal if you enjoy rambling.

Whether you’re part of a walking club or you just want to take some time out with your friends and family, Kippure Estate is the ideal base for your holiday. No matter what your level of fitness, we have something for everyone. Discover rolling mountains, natural woodlands, gentle lakes and miles and miles of sandy beaches.

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Seefin Megalithic Tomb – PART 2

Seefin

The Oisín Stone, Glen na Smól

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;

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Seefin Megalithic Tomb – PART 1

Seefin tumb grave Wicklow

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.

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Ireland’s first disc golf course opens in Wicklow

Disc golf player

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.

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Barbeques in Winter? We Say…Why Not!

Winter Barbeque

When you’re thinking about festive entertainment this Christmas, a barbeque may not be something that springs initially to mind. Traditionally, barbeques are reserved for warm summer days…or are they?

The answer is a resounding ‘no’, according to Kippure Estate’s chef, Paul McGavin. When it comes to food, Paul is a master of the unique and unexpected. His big tip for creating a magical Christmas get-together with family and friends this year? Reach for the barbeque and enjoy an evening under the starry winter sky!

Here are just a few tips to ensure that your winter barbeque is an unforgettable festive occasion:

  • Give it some wintry flair.

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