The Giant’s Grave

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
• Walk accessible by public transport from Dublin City Centre
• Length of walk: approx. 2 hours (easy)
• Walk included in the tours departing from Dublin

Giant’s Grave (Ballyedmonduff Wedge Tomb) 

On the way, 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.

Three Rock Mountain 

Further on, we reach the vast plateau on top of Three Rock Mountain. More than likely, the name of the mountain comes from the three large heaps of weather beaten rocks spread over the plateau. It overlooks Dublin, the coast and the wide expanse of the blue sea. The views are exceptional and we take the time to look at them before continuing on with our walk.

Dublin Mountains Way 

To reach the Giant’s Grave, we follow this beautiful trail which links the East coast to the west of Dublin. The trail is wide, making the walk very pleasant and easy. As the forest makes way to wide clearings, we discover some beautiful views over the country side and the sea in the distance. With a bit of luck, we may even glimpse a shy deer between the trees.


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