Our 11 top tips for carving the perfect Halloween pumpkin

Have you ever looked at all those incredible carved pumpkins other people seem to create with ease and wish you could do the same? With our handy guide to expert pumpkin carving you can! Here are our 11 top tips to creating a pumpkin that will be the envy of all your neighbours. 1.   Pick the perfect pumpkin You won’t …

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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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Dreaming of a Valentine’s Weekend Wedding?

We still have the 12th and 13th of February 2016 available for your dream Winter Wedding and we’ve put a Special Valentine’s Package together for these dates. Weddings are all about romance, and few days of the year come more romantic than Valentine’s Day! February 14th is all about the love, and it’s the perfect time for you and your …

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Kippure Estate New Year’s Eve Wedding

We still have the 31st December 2015 available for your dream Winter Wedding!  Enjoy a Special New Year’s Eve Package! The New Year marks a new beginning; a start of a brand new year. As a result, it’s the ideal day to start your new lives together, as husband and wife. Summer weddings may have the sunshine, but when it …

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Barbeques in Winter? We Say…Why Not!

When you’re thinking about festive entertainment this Christmas, a barbeque may not be something that springs initially to mind. Traditionally, barbeques are reserved for warm summer days…or are they? The answer is a resounding ‘no’, according to Kippure Estate’s chef, Paul McGavin. When it comes to food, Paul is a master of the unique and unexpected. His big tip for …

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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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