The Magic of an Irish Christmas – Historical Yuletide Traditions

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 …

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The Sensitive Way to Get Your Partner to Propose

5 steps to persuading your partner to pop the question So you’ve been dating for quite a while. You’ve met each other’s parents and everyone likes each other. It’s time to take the next step and get engaged, but there’s only one problem. There’s no proposal. Now you don’t want to force the issue. After all, you love your partner …

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What to do when you’re desperate for a proposal

Five ways to get him to go down on one knee You’re at your wits’ end. You’ve tried leaving wedding magazines lying around. You’ve tried sharing the link to your Pinterest wedding collection. You’ve even tried putting together a wedding song playlist and play it on constant repeat whenever he’s around, but he still hasn’t taken the hint. It’s time …

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Why Rice is Banned At Weddings (It’s Not What You Think)

Can Birds Die From Eating Rice? Picture the scene. The happy couple have just exchanged their vow and they’re leaving the church to start their new lives together. The guests gather outside to throw rice at the bride and groom, an ancient tradition associated with good luck and fertility, but just as they’re about to start, someone cries out “Stop! …

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Top five hen party games everyone will love

Get the party started with some of our favourite hen party activities! The hen night can be one of the best parts of a wedding, a fun-filled night you’ll never forget. However, if you’ve been tasked with organising a hen do, you might be looking for a little inspiration. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite hen …

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

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 …

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How to get your money from the Hen & Stag partygoers

How not to be left out of pocket when organising a Stag or Hen weekend Being asked to be best man or maid of honour (chief bridesmaid) to one of your best friend’s wedding is an honour in itself and you have every right to be both proud and humbled to have been given that important role. But it is …

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The Source of the 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 …

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Stop! Read This before You Start Your Wedding Dress Diet

Five Ridiculous Diets People were Crazy Enough to Try! You’ve got your wedding booked at Kippure Estate. You’ve bought the perfect dress and everyone’s going to be there. The only problem is that as the big day draws near, you start to worry about fitting into your dress. In desperation, you feel like you’ll do anything to lose weight fast, …

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: EUROBUG

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 …

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