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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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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