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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The Magic of an Irish Christmas – Historical Yuletide Traditions

Historical Christmas Scene

There are many traditions surrounding this special season, but in Ireland, there are a number of superstitions and sayings that made it an extraordinary place to be at Christmas time.

Weather predictions

There are plenty of Old Wives’ Tales about the weather throughout the year and Christmas is no exception. Children would be delighted to see snow on December 24th because this meant that geese were being plucked in Heaven, ready for the dinner table. It was also a good sign because the colder the Christmas, the milder spring would be. However, if the night was temperate,

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The Source of the River Liffey

Kippure Estate River Liffey

The River Liffey spurts from the bogs around Kippure Mountain as a small spring some 8km north-east of Kippure Estate.

The source is situated about 580m or 1800ft over sea level and the Liffey ‘pot’ is about 10m in from the Military Road at Liffey Head Bridge, which is about halfway between Glencree cross and the Sallygap. The blanket peat area in the vicinity of the source of the Liffey is known as Liffey Head Bog and is regarded as internationally a very important blanked bog habitat. The Liffey Head Bridge ‘looks up’ directly at the well-known landmark of the RTÉ mast sitting on top of Kippure Mountain.

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: EUROBUG

Eurobug at Kippure Estate

Eurobug International Youth Work Training & Collaboration uniting people from across Europe at Kippure Estate

Eurobug, International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Ltd. was founded in July 2014 in the Republic of Ireland and is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation operating on local, national and international levels. Eurobug aims to provide young people aged between 18 and 30 with the chance to become actively engaged in their own personal growth and development so that they can fulfil their personal potential.

We offer one-to-one mentoring, supporting young people to become actively involved in various international activities.

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: SUBUD

Subud

Subud, a worldwide spiritual organisation and charity using the tranquillity of Kippure to provide healing and enlightening retreats.

Subud is a non-denominational organisation and charity whose members follow the spiritual practice known as the Latihan Kejiwaan. This is a natural process that is open to anyone who asks for it, with no rituals or instructions involved. It is a different experience for each person who follows this path, bringing with it spiritual awareness appropriate to the individual’s needs. Membership is open to all and we do not discriminate on any basis. Subud is not a religion and thus anyone of any faith may join,

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