Fairy Castle & The Giants Grave

Along this beautiful walk, we can see the ruins of the Giant’s Grave in a mysterious clearing. Further on, at the top of Fairy Castle, there is a heap of stones covering a prehistoric grave which has never been opened. On the way, you can enjoy magnificent views over the mountains, the coast and Dublin city.


Overview

• Price: from €40
• Walk accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
• Length of walk: approx. 3 hours (moderate)
• Walks included in the Walking Tours departing from Dublin
• Walk included in the tours departing from Dublin

Fairy Castle 

On top of Fairy Castle, there is a big heap of stones covering an old megalithic tomb which has never been opened. According to local beliefs, the fairies living among the stones can be seen dancing by moonlight. Frome there, we can admire a magnificent landscape stretching from the sea to the Wicklow Mountains.

Three Rock Mountain 

On the way down from Fairy Castle, we reach the vast plateau on top of Three Rock Mountain. It overlooks a breath taking panorama over Dublin, the coast and the wide expanse of the blue sea. More than likely, the name of the mountain comes from the three large heaps of weather beaten rocks spread over the plateau.

Giant’s Grave (Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb) 

Along the walk, we stop in a mysterious clearing surrounded by tall trees. It is home to the imposing ruins of the Giant’s Grave, built some four thousand years ago. We can still see the grave’s inner chambers and some of the standing stones which surrounded the grave. By now, most of them are lying in the grass of the clearing.


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