St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Around the World

Strange and peculiar St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations St. Patrick’s Day has been an important date in the Irish calendar since the early 17th century. These days, people around the globe gather together in March to celebrate the saint’s day and Irish culture. New York City puts on a massive parade while you’ll see the river go a bright green in …

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The Magic of an Irish Christmas – Historical Yuletide Traditions

There are many traditions surrounding this special season, but in Ireland, there are a number of superstitions and sayings that made it an extraordinary place to be at Christmas time. Weather predictions There are plenty of Old Wives’ Tales about the weather throughout the year and Christmas is no exception. Children would be delighted to see snow on December 24th …

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Why Rice is Banned At Weddings (It’s Not What You Think)

Can Birds Die From Eating Rice? Picture the scene. The happy couple have just exchanged their vow and they’re leaving the church to start their new lives together. The guests gather outside to throw rice at the bride and groom, an ancient tradition associated with good luck and fertility, but just as they’re about to start, someone cries out “Stop! …

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Stop! Read This before You Start Your Wedding Dress Diet

Five Ridiculous Diets People were Crazy Enough to Try! You’ve got your wedding booked at Kippure Estate. You’ve bought the perfect dress and everyone’s going to be there. The only problem is that as the big day draws near, you start to worry about fitting into your dress. In desperation, you feel like you’ll do anything to lose weight fast, …

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: EUROBUG

Eurobug International Youth Work Training & Collaboration uniting people from across Europe at Kippure Estate Eurobug, International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Ltd. was founded in July 2014 in the Republic of Ireland and is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation operating on local, national and international levels. Eurobug aims to provide young people aged between 18 and 30 with the chance …

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Kippure Estate Client Spotlight: SUBUD

Subud, a worldwide spiritual organisation and charity using the tranquillity of Kippure to provide healing and enlightening retreats. Subud is a non-denominational organisation and charity whose members follow the spiritual practice known as the Latihan Kejiwaan. This is a natural process that is open to anyone who asks for it, with no rituals or instructions involved. It is a different …

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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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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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