Wedding Boot Camp Part 1

Tips on Looking Your Best and Healthiest on Your Wedding Day It’s ten weeks to go until you and your fiancée tie the knot. Undoubtedly, you are feeling a ball of emotions, from the excitement of marrying the love of your life to the stress associated with all the wedding preparations. While the day is about you and your partner, …

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Art, Architecture and Heritage at Russborough House

Russborough House Visit the Stunning Palladian Mansion Near Blessington Lakes Russborough House has been described as one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland, and is located within comfortable driving distance of Kippure Estate. The house was built in the mid 18th century, and was furnished with a dazzling art collection in the 1950s. In 1978, the owners left the …

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Rockabilly Brides… Rock Your Socks Off When You Tie the Knot

How to Organize a 50s Style Rockabilly Wedding You’re sitting at the counter slurping the remainder of a chocolate milkshake. Suddenly you hear your favourite song Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On by Jerry Lee Lewis. You look up and see someone outta sight standing at the jukebox. Your eyes meet and somehow you know this is the person you’re meant to …

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How to Organize a Forest-Themed Wedding

  A Wedding in the Woods Romantics, who recall storybook scenes of Robin Hood and Maid Marion’s wedding day, may consider a forest to be a magical place. Others, who adore walking amidst nature, may view the woods as a source of pure beauty. In any case, a forest can be the perfect theme for your wedding. You might want …

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Take the NEW “Grand Tour” of Kildare and Wicklow

Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow Your visit to Kippure Estate in County Wicklow marks the perfect opportunity to get out on and explore the real Ireland, away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The “Grand Tour” is a new Irish road trip, a short route across the picturesque plains, the historical houses and the Christian heritage sites that Kildare …

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A Wedding You Will Actually Remember

Top Tips for a 100% Fun (0% Stress) Wedding Weekend with Family and Friends Getting married is one of the most important events of anyone’s life. Even if they wouldn’t change a thing about their wedding day, often couples will say that it was a blur—it went by too fast—and they hardly had any time to spend with each guest. …

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Outdoor Activity – Reap the Rewards!

It is basic, common sense that physical activity reaps many rewards. When exercise takes place outdoors, however, the health benefits are significantly heightened.    At Kippure Estate, we are so fortunate to be able to facilitate challenging, yet fun, outdoor activities in a naturally pristine environment. Our high and low ropes, orienteering, survival, treasure hunt, walking and adrenaline rush activities …

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Passage to the Otherworld

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 …

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County Wicklow – A Cinematographer’s Dreamland

Even if you’ve never set foot on Kippure Estate, you’ve no doubt seen glimpses of our 240-acre property up on the big screen. Mel Gibson himself, garbed in traditional tartan and kilt, directed and performed scenes of Braveheart (1994) within our natural lands. Kippure’s owners Tim and Della Kyne can point out the very tree where William Wallace (played by …

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