Ballycorus Chimney walks

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.


  • Price: from €30/ person (group rates and family rates available)
  • Length of walks: approx. 2 hours (easy)
  • Ballycorus Chimney walks accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
  • Walks included in Walking Tours departing from Dublin
  • For bookings and inquiries, please contact us

Ballycorus Chimney walks 

On the Ballycorus walks, we walk through the woods  to Ballycorus Chimney  which stands on a plateau in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.  Built in granite in the middle of the 19th century, it is the only chimney of its kind in Ireland.  Its external staircase led to a viewing platform but it has been removed together with the upper part of the chimney for security reasons.  Ballycorus chimney was used as a flue chimney for a smelting plant which processed also ore extracted in Glendalough.  Disused for many years, Ballycorus Chimney is now part of Ireland’s industrial heritage.  It is also a familiar landmark which can be seen from far away.


Ballycorus Chimney walks offer magnificent views over the country side and the mountains.  As we walk to the plateau, we enjoy beautiful  perspectives over the the coast and the sea.  We can see Dublin Bay in the distance and further on, Killney Bay,  with Killiney Hill and Bray Head at either end of the 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 

On the Ballycorus Chimney walks, we follow the Dublin Mountains Way which links Dublin West to the East coast.  On the way, we pass by a twelve century cross carved out of granite. Then, the trail meanders through the woods up to a high plateau.  We can enjoy there  some fine views over the coast and the lush country side. After reaching Ballycorus Chimney, the trail continues on toward the Dublin Mountains.

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