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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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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Gaisce Awards Allow Youth to Explore their True Potential!

Fittingly, “Gaisce” is the old Irish term for “great achievement”. There are three Gaisce award levels – bronze, silver and gold – and some youth dedicate themselves to eventually completing all three. Personal development, community service, new experiences and adventures, health and fitness, experiential education, a sense of accomplishment, determination – these are just some of the benefits youth aged …

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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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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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