Kilranelagh Full Guided Walking Tour

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Kilranelagh Full Guided Walking Tour

Discover the extraordinary and mysterious megalithic monuments on Kilranelagh Hill, West County Wicklow.

By Tir na Glass

When and where

Date and time

Fri, 9 Apr 2021 10:00 - Sat, 16 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. Learn about the mysterious Tuatha De Danann and the fascinating heroes of old. 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 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.

We will also visit:

Boleycarrigeen stone circle

Crossoona Rath with its Ogham stone

Battle place of Michael Dwyer and the Irish rebels

The white stones of Bae Aifi, the Cows of Aife

St Brigid’s chair and headstone - cure for headaches and backpain

A secret hidden Cairn

From Kilranelagh we will take in the views of Baltinglass hill's pinnacle with its megalithic tomb; Kaedeen’s huge hill figures and Cursus; and Brusslestown ring - one of the largest hill forts in Europe.

The fascinating stories associated with each place will transport you to another time and place.

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 3.5 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.

Parking: When you see the blue sign for Kilranelagh graveyard, drive up the lane and go through the gate at the top, there is a small parking area in the graveyard.

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.