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. …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading