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 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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Brittas Bay. One of the East Coast’s Finest Beaches.

Brittas Bay beach Wicklow

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

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The Magic of Avondale House and Forest Park

Avondale House & Forest Park

Well-signposted walks, over 500 acres…

Explore Dense Woodland and Themed Walks
 
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.

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Art, Architecture and Heritage at Russborough House

Russborough House

Russborough House

Visit the Stunning Palladian Mansion Near Blessington Lakes

Russborough House has been described as one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland, and is located within comfortable driving distance of Kippure Estate. The house was built in the mid 18th century, and was furnished with a dazzling art collection in the 1950s. In 1978, the owners left the mansion and their elegant collections to the Irish public, and it’s been a leading tourist attraction ever since. It offers a unique 3D exhibition, a huge outdoor maze, a gift shop and a tour of one of the most stunning houses in all of Ireland. … Continue reading

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