The Giant’s Grave & Three Rock Mountain, Dublin Mountains
Panoramas from the Giant's Grave & Three Rock Mountain
The trail to the Giant's Grave & Three Rock Mountain goes through the forest with glimpses over the coast and the mountains. From Three Rock Mountain, there spectacular views over Dublin City and Dublin Bay. The ever-changing colour of the sea reflects the moods of the clouds. The rounded shapes of the Wicklow Mountains can also be seen in the distance. On a clear day, the Welsh and Northern Mountains make their appearance in the hazy distance of this vast panorama.
The Giant's Grave (Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb)
Hidden in a clearing lie the imposing ruins of a megalithic tomb, built some four thousand years ago. This tomb is known locally as the Giant’s Grave, probably because of its size. Although most of the stones are now scattered on the ground, some of them are still standing around the burial chamber of which only the outline remains.
Three Rock Mountain
The mountain is named Three Rock because there are three large heaps of boulders and rocks at the top of the mountain. Through centuries, these rocks have been weathered down by the tough Irish weather. At one time, they were the only feature of this high plateau. However, for the last fifty years they have been overshadowed by the masts used for the transmission of radio and television services.
Grade: Easy – 2 hours approximately (walk available on request all year round)
€25/ person; family and group rates available
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Guided walk included in the Walking Tours
departing from Dublin
Option of public transport to the start of the walk