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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Retracing 55 KM of History

Winter Walking in the Wicklow Hills The epic Art O’Neill Challenge took place again recently (January 13th– 14th). The 55 km-route commenced in Dublin and ended in Glenmalure, passing through the nearby Wicklow Mountains National Park. Approximately 450 brave walkers and hikers wearing winter hats, waterproof pants and head torches, armed with emergency kits and GPS devices participated in this …

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Get lost in a forest…

Sandra O’Connell for ‘The Irish Times’ in July 2011 – Kildare and Wicklow Fáilte Ireland Magazine From there, we headed for home via the Sally Gap stopping at Kippure Adventure Centre on the way. Tim and Della Kyne’s holiday development and adventure course here has all sorts of high ropes and zip wires, climbing walls and abseiling towers, and the …

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Surfing on The Emerald Isle

  Kimo Sydney By Kimo Sydney, Group Sales Executive Growing up in Durban, South Africa, I have immersed myself in outdoor adventure my whole life. As a child, I spent every living moment on BMX racing, and at the ages of 11 and 12, I was honoured to represent South Africa in the BMX World Championship. My mother eventually insisted …

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The sheep that thinks it’s a chicken and other stories…

Grainne and Sunny By Grainne Eustace, Hospitality Manager at Kippure Estate As I grew up on a farm in the Wicklow Mountains I have been asked to tell you a little about the animals here on Kippure Estate and my own that I had living with me on my humble abode. We have cheviot sheep here on the estate. They …

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Pirate Training, Field Studies and Team Building…

Clíona, Martin, Sinead (from left to right) By Clíona Ní Bhréartúin, Environmental Education Officer at Kippure Estate   We’ve just been at the Adventure Show in the RDS Dublin this weekend (20-22 May 2011) and had a great stand where we met loads of people. We were on our feet from 9am to 9pm telling everyone about our great adventure …

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See Mystical Trees from Irish Folklore at Kippure Estate

A ramble amongst Kippure Estate’s forests and tree groves is like going back in history over 2,000 years to Iron Age times. When you visit us here, while surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains, we will happily take you on a journey to these mysterious, yet sacred, wooded areas where your imagination can soar. You will be able to breathe in …

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Striking an Ecological Balance

Woodland Management at Kippure Estate Springtime for every element of life is a time of renewal, hope and growth. The sap rises as nature comes out of its winter slumber; the first signs of lush green emerge from the soil. Over the past month here at Kippure Estate, our young woodlands have been experiencing a new season of growth. Kippure …

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