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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Could you ‘event-manage’ and budget a hen night?

road sign hen party

Many people are scared organising a hen night, but it really isn’t’ that frightening

Hen nights have changed! In the past, a hen night just consisted of the soon to be bride having a night out on the town with a group of friends and, possibly, some relatives. And, the town concerned would have been the town the bride lived in. It was generally a cheap affair and only lasted a few hours.

Although some hen nights like that may still go on, most of them have turned into elaborate affairs requiring organisation and often more money.

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Outdoor Activity – Reap the Rewards!

Fitness facts

It is basic, common sense that physical activity reaps many rewards. When exercise takes place outdoors, however, the health benefits are significantly heightened. 
 
At Kippure Estate, we are so fortunate to be able to facilitate challenging, yet fun, outdoor activities in a naturally pristine environment. Our high and low ropes, orienteering, survival, treasure hunt, walking and adrenaline rush activities are set amidst old growth forests and ancient farmlands abutting the Wicklow Mountains. Here are some reasons why activities at our estate, or any other outdoor location, are beneficial to your own health and that of your family, colleagues and friends. 
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We’re growing!

School group learning by doing

Learning by doing…
Kippure Estate’s Education Department is delighted to welcome a new member of staff, Yaqoub BouAynaya from Dublin, to the department as Administrative Officer. He joined the department in February and has been a great support answering phones and advising teachers on the best school tours for their pupils. He certainly has been kept busy as the school tour booking season has started in earnest. We have introduced so many new packages to cover all budgets that it takes time to go through them all. Last year we introduced ‘Map & Compass’ and ‘Bush Craft’ skills where students learn a new skill; … Continue reading

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Retracing 55 KM of History

art o' neill challenge

Winter Walking in the Wicklow Hills

The epic Art O’Neill Challenge took place again recently (January 13th- 14th). The 55 km-route commenced in Dublin and ended in Glenmalure, passing through the nearby Wicklow Mountains National Park. Approximately 450 brave walkers and hikers wearing winter hats, waterproof pants and head torches, armed with emergency kits and GPS devices participated in this ultimate trek, retracing the steps of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Art O’Neill from over 400 years ago.

Participants had the choice of walking or running the roadway and cross-country terrain. Walkers commenced one minute before midnight, a feat that typically takes between 12 and 16 hours. … Continue reading

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