Leisurely Guided Walks on Dublin's Doorstep

Fairy Castle, Dublin Mountains

  • Price :  from €40/ person
  • How to get  from Dublin to the start of the walk: train (Luas)) or bus; private transport
  • Length of walk: approx. 3 hours (moderate)
  • Walk also included in the half-day walking tours departing from Dublin
  • Contact us by email,  phone or What’sHapp  +353 (0) 86 403 2002 

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 Fairy Castle

After walking through the forest, the trail reaches the moorland.  In the summer, when the heather is in bloom. it looks like a purple carpet. A grave was built In prehistoric times at the top of the mountain but its secrets have not yet been revealed.   According to popular beliefs, fairies enjoy living among old stones and this grave could well be their castle.  From the top of the mountains, which is the highest in the Dublin Mountains,, there are spectacular views at 360 degrees,  ranging  from the countryside beyond Dublin city to the sea and in the opposite direction, to  the Wicklow Mountains.  

Three Rock Mountain

On the plateau at the top of Three Rock, there are three heaps of ancient stones.  Through centuries, these rocks have been weathered down by the tough Irish weather.  However, for the last 50 years, they have been overshadowed by the masts used for the transmission of radio and television services.  The views over the Irish sea, the coast and the mountains are exceptional.

Giant’s Grave (Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb)

In a small clearing lie the imposing ruins of the Giant’s Grave, built some 4000 years ago.  Most of the tall stones which were placed around the grave  are still standing but the heap of stones covering the grave was never replaced since the grave was opened in the 1950s.  Since that time, the inner structure of the grave is visible, with three small funeral chambers where a number of items were found.

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