Giant’s Grave walks

Giant’s Grave or Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb, lies in a mysterious clearing surrounded by tall trees. It is in fact the imposing ruins of a neolithic burial tomb built some four thousand years ago.


Overview

• Price: from €30 /person
•  Giant’s Grave walks are accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
• Length of walk: approx. 2 hours (easy)
• Walk included in the walking tours departing from Dublin
• Please, contact us for bookings and enquiries

Giant’s Grave walks

In the  Dublin Mountains, several prehistoric graves can be seen in the heart of the forests or higher up on some of the ridges.  They were built some four thousand years ago, in the Early Bronze Age.   The Giant’s Grave walks offer a unique opportunity to see  Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb, known locally as the Giant’s Grave.  Its imposing ruins lie in a mysterious clearing surrounded by tall trees.  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.

Three Rock Mountain  

The top of Three Rock Mountain is in fact a wide plateau, facing the Irish Sea.  More than likely, the name of the mountain comes from the three large heaps of weather beaten rocks lying in the heather.  As the Giant’s Grave walks reach  the plateau,  we can see below us an amazing  perspective over Dublin, the coast and the wide expanse of the Irish sea.

Dublin Mountains Way

On the Giant’s Grave walks, we follow parts of the Dublin Mountains Way which links the East coast to the west of Dublin.  The trail is wide, making the walk very pleasant and easy.    As the woods make way to wide clearings, we can enjoy beautiful views over Dublin, the country side, the Irish sea and  the beautiful outline of the coast.  With a bit of luck, we may even glimpse a shy deer between the trees.

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