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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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: SUBUD

Subud, a worldwide spiritual organisation and charity using the tranquillity of Kippure to provide healing and enlightening retreats. Subud is a non-denominational organisation and charity whose members follow the spiritual practice known as the Latihan Kejiwaan. This is a natural process that is open to anyone who asks for it, with no rituals or instructions involved. It is a different …

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Hen Party Ideas for Winter – Get Ready to Boogie!

Few things are more fun on your Hen do than letting your hair down and dancing the night away. This Hen Party Idea for Winter teaches you all the moves… Your hen do is the perfect opportunity to cut loose on the dance floor and strut your stuff… after all, you won’t be a single lady for much longer. However, …

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Seefin Megalithic Tomb – PART 2

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 …

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