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Walking tours of Kilranelagh hill in West Wicklow, Ireland’s Ancient East
Discover the fascinating history and engaging legends of West Wicklow. 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.
Book a guided walking tour on Kilranelagh hill to discover the extraordinary and mysterious megalithic monuments of West Wicklow.
Visit the stone circle, ringfort, ancient graveyard, or even a hidden cairn. This tour will take you on a journey through history as you explore the ancient sites and hear the old folk tales. You’ll be amazed by the breathtaking views and the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful location.
Just 1 hour from Dublin in West Wicklow, 5000 years ago stone age communities constructed intriguing megalithic monuments. The area of Baltinglass and surrounds is the most populated area in the whole of Western Europe for megalithic sites. These sites on Kilranelagh hill are hidden gems, untouched and wild, not to be missed.
There are three walking tours available to suit differing interests and walking levels:
Full tour covering all the interest points on Kilranelagh hill – 4 hours
Brigid’s tour featuring St Brigid’s headstone, chair and holy well – 2.5 hours
Rings tour featuring the Ringfort and Stone circle – 2.5 hours
What the guests have to say
A wonderful experience. Nicky led us through a magical landscape featuring an incredible intensity of ancient and not so ancient sites featuring stone circles, ogham stones, amazing raths, burial grounds, religious and spiritual sites, holy wells all in a beautiful forest landscape. Nicky was knowledgeable on local folklore, myths and legends and put the archaeological sites in context in a wonderfully engaging way. Highly recommended.James Jameson
Exceptional knowledge of area including history, easy walk & very enjoyable overallDiane
A lovely tour in a ancient landscape. Nicky has a great knowledge of the heritage in the area and also a great knowledge of the paths. Safe hands.Declan
A very worthwhile informative tour, in a place of amazing archaeological interest with excellent guidance from Nicky who brought us to sites that would otherwise have been very difficult to find. Highly recommended.JJ
We really had a super day out. Nicky is a treasure trove of information. I was born not far from this area and didn’t realise the importance of the area. We met lovely people on the tour which was an extra bonus. Do go on this tour and you will be pleasantly surprised.Brendan
Nicky, was a great host, very knowledgeable and great storytelling. We walked and she would tell the story which made it a great way to understand the land. Definitely if you can take the tour.John
A must for all Irish History enthusiasts.Carina