Multi-Wedding Nightmares: Make it ‘One Wedding a Day’!

Some of the wedding world’s most embarrassing mishaps have arisen from the venue booking more than one wedding on the day. Here’s what to avoid… Weddings are big business, and some venues take the opportunity to squeeze in as many ceremonies as possible in each available day. It spells good news for the venue, as they get to cash in …

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DIY Wedding Cakes: A Great Idea or a Disaster in the Making?

There’s no such thing as an ‘average’ price for a wedding cake. After all, it depends very much on how many guests you’re having and what sort of style of cake you want to have on the big day. However, one thing is for sure… buying a wedding cake from a professional is seldom cheap. As a result, many budget-conscious …

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Barbeques in Winter? We Say…Why Not!

When you’re thinking about festive entertainment this Christmas, a barbeque may not be something that springs initially to mind. Traditionally, barbeques are reserved for warm summer days…or are they? The answer is a resounding ‘no’, according to Kippure Estate’s chef, Paul McGavin. When it comes to food, Paul is a master of the unique and unexpected. His big tip for …

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Gaisce Awards Allow Youth to Explore their True Potential!

Fittingly, “Gaisce” is the old Irish term for “great achievement”. There are three Gaisce award levels – bronze, silver and gold – and some youth dedicate themselves to eventually completing all three. Personal development, community service, new experiences and adventures, health and fitness, experiential education, a sense of accomplishment, determination – these are just some of the benefits youth aged …

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How to Organise a Residential School Tour

For students, a residential school trip might be the highlight of their entire academic year! Being away from home with their schoolmates, while engaging in a fun line-up of activities, they might not even realise they’re in fact gaining new knowledge and skills that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in the classroom. (You don’t have to tell them that though!) As …

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Birthday Bash!

Organising a birthday party? Sure, you can always go with the standard house party or pub gathering… …Or you can go with a venue less than an hour from Dublin and yet far enough that you’re immersed in a natural paradise—a birthday party experience that has you and your guests celebrating in your own private setting, sharing some delicious food …

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

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 …

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The Magic of Avondale House and 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 …

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Wedding Boot Camp Part 2

Tips on Looking Your Best and Healthiest on Your Wedding Day In Part 1 of Kippure Estate’s Wedding Boot Camp blog post, we talked about how you can make positive changes to feel healthy, relaxed and beautiful for your special day. If you only have a month or so to go and haven’t yet started a health and beauty regime, …

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