Kilranelagh Brigid Guided Walking Tour 2.5 hours

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Kilranelagh Brigid Guided Walking Tour 2.5 hours

Discover the wonderful Kilranelagh Hill in West Wicklow. 2.5 hour walking tour featuring St Brigid's well, headstone and chair.

By Tir na Glass

When and where

Date and time

Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:00 - Thu, 14 Dec 2023 14:00 IST


Kilranelagh Graveyard, Co. Wicklow Kilranelagh Graveyard Kilranelagh Ireland

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

Hear about the history and engaging legends associated with Kilranelagh hill, featuring the sites associated with St Brigid, one of Ireland's legendary Patron Saints. Visit an ancient and wild graveyard where a hero of the 1798 Rebellion is buried. Get away into nature to explore our forgotten past. This is the real ancient Ireland, where you’ll escape the crowds and find the Ireland you’ve always dreamed of.

We will start at the Kilranelagh Graveyard which is the second oldest graveyard in Ireland. There we will visit the hero of the Irish rebels, Sam Mac Allister’s grave; as well as the mysterious Gates of Heaven; and St Brigid’s holy well where we will drink of her healing waters.

From there we will make our way down a beautiful ancient road through a forest to St Brigid’s chair and headstone. Places of pilgrimage and healing.

We will also take in the view of Brusslestown ring - one of the largest hill forts in Europe and hear the intriguing story about the battle fought there.

The fascinating stories associated with each place will transport you to another time and place. Some of these sites are not easily accessed without guidance, they are hidden gems, untouched and wild, not to be missed.

Please note: The walk is about 2.5 hours long and is a hill walk on uneven ground, so please wear appropriate footwear for hillwalking and bring warm waterproof clothing in case of bad weather. Please also bring a snack and something to drink.

Directions and Parking:

Follow the directions on Google maps to Kilranelagh Graveyard. When you see the blue and brown signs pointing to Kilranelagh Graveyard, turn up the narrow lane and follow it all the way to the graveyard gate at the top. Go through the gate where you will find a small area for parking. The tour will start from here.

Other Kilranelagh tours:

There are 3 walking tours on Kilranelagh hill for different interests and fitness levels - to view the other tours, please follow this link:

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Tir na Glass

Guided walking tours to discover the ancient sites, fascinating history and engaging legends of West Wicklow.