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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We're growing!

Learning by doing… Kippure Estate’s Education Department is delighted to welcome a new member of staff, Yaqoub BouAynaya from Dublin, to the department as Administrative Officer. He joined the department in February and has been a great support answering phones and advising teachers on the best school tours for their pupils. He certainly has been kept busy as the school …

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Alternative Weddings Soar in Popularity at Kippure Estate

Wedding Couple at Kippure Estate More couples seeking a quirky, memorable experience for guests – without breaking the bank or compromising on quality Kippure Estate, one of Ireland’s best-loved wedding venues, is taking an increasing number of bookings from couples who are seeking an alternative, more personalised wedding – with a clear trend away from traditional, off-the-shelf wedding packages. More …

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Ireland Tourism Trends 2012

Tim Kyne, one of Kippure Estate’s Directors, attended the Fáilte Ireland Roadshow at the Killashee House Hotel in January. He learned some valuable information about Ireland tourism trends: It is estimated that about half a million people living in Ireland will be holidaying at home in 2012. This means that Irish travel operators, hotels and leisure companies can benefit from …

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