Explore Ireland’s wild and beautiful Wicklow Mountains on foot

Discover Kippure Estate’s breath taking Wicklow scenery at your own pace Kippure Estate, located by the Wicklow Mountains, is especially lucky to be able to offer some of the most stunning views in the country, making it ideal if you enjoy rambling. Whether you’re part of a walking club or you just want to take some time out with your …

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The Source of the River Liffey

The River Liffey spurts from the bogs around Kippure Mountain as a small spring some 8km north-east of Kippure Estate. The source is situated about 580m or 1800ft over sea level and the Liffey ‘pot’ is about 10m in from the Military Road at Liffey Head Bridge, which is about halfway between Glencree cross and the Sallygap. The blanket peat …

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Seefin Megalithic Tomb – PART 2

The Oisín Stone, Glen na Smól The stone that Oisín lifted is called the Oisín Stone and can still, 1,500 years later, be seen in Gleann na Smól (the valley of the thrushes). The Oisín Stone is only a good walk from Seefin to the lower valley. The Fiannachta tales also described how Fionn would look across the Dublin bay …

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Seefin Megalithic Tomb – PART 1

From Kippure Estate let us follow in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors from the Stone Age to the Iron Age – their druids, the warrior division of the Iron Age Fianna, on to the top of magical SeefinMountain. There, after a 1.5 hour walk, you will discover the 5000 year old Seefin megalithic tomb or passage grave. The nearby …

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Ireland's first disc golf course opens in Wicklow

Kippure Estate, the scenic 240-acre gem nestled in County Wicklow, is now home to Ireland’s first official disc golf course. The course will celebrate its debut at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 7. March 2015, as a select group of invitation-only players will navigate each hole. The course opens to the public at 2 p.m. and will be offering FREE ROUNDS …

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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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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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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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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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