Ballycorus Chimney

Originally used as a flue chimney for a smelting plant which processed ore extracted in Glendalough, Ballycorus Chimney has been standing here for close to two hundred years. Magnificent views open up over the Wicklow Mountains on one side and the Dublin Mountains on the other.


Overview

• Price: from €30
• Walk accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
• Length of walk: approx. 2 hours (easy)
• Walk included in our half-day tours departing from Dublin

Ballycorus Chimney 

After walking through the woods, we reach the plateau where Ballycorus Chimney has been standing for close to two hundred years. It was used as a flue chimney for a smelting plant which processed ore extracted in Glendalough. Standing tall on the plateau, it is now a familiar landmark which can be seen from far away.

Landscapes 

On the way to the Plateau, we enjoy magnificent perspectives over the countryside and the coast. We can also see Bray Head in the distance, closing off Killiney Bay. The mountains come into view on reaching Ballycorus Chimney, with the Wicklow Mountains to one side and the Dublin Mountains on the other.

Dublin Mountains Way 

We follow this beautiful trail for most of way. At the start, we pass by a twelve century cross carved out of granite. Then, the trail meanders through the woods up to a pond. We can enjoy there some fine views over the coast and the lush country side. After reaching Ballycorus Chimney, the trail goes on toward the Dublin Mountains.


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