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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Dreaming of a Valentine’s Weekend Wedding?

Valentines Day

We still have the 12th and 13th of February 2016 available for your dream Winter Wedding and we’ve put a Special Valentine’s Package together for these dates.

Weddings are all about romance, and few days of the year come more romantic than Valentine’s Day! February 14th is all about the love, and it’s the perfect time for you and your partner to tie the knot and celebrate in style with family and friends. This year, you can get married just before Valentine’s Day itself—enjoy the romance of the holiday for the entire weekend!

Whilst February may not have the heat of summer,

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Passage to the Otherworld

Tom Grave Seefin Wicklow

Seefin Passage Grave on Seefin Mountain

Bordering on Wicklow Mountains National Park, atop a 621-metre summit, lies a wonderful relic over 5,000 years old.

On top of Seefin Mountain, you’ll discover this passage tomb – what the national park describes at its “most dramatic archaeological site”. The tomb’s narrow entryway is demarked by three slabs fixed amidst a large, circular cairn (a mound of burial stones). The 11-metre passageway arrives at a rectangular chamber – those who enter can tap into their ancient imagination and ponder who may have been interred in the five chambers.

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See Mystical Trees from Irish Folklore at Kippure Estate

Trees in Irish folklore at Kippure

A ramble amongst Kippure Estate’s forests and tree groves is like going back in history over 2,000 years to Iron Age times. When you visit us here, while surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains, we will happily take you on a journey to these mysterious, yet sacred, wooded areas where your imagination can soar. You will be able to breathe in the very same Irish native trees and shrubs revered and used for magical and spiritual practices by enchanting druids, the pagan priests of the Celts. When you walk amongst the groves of native Hazel, Mountain Ash, … Continue reading

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