The Dublin Mountains

To the south of Dublin are a line of ‘big hills’ or ‘small mountains’ that extend all the way to Wexford, Carlow and Kildare. It is now a stunning national park full of archeaology, lakes, walking trails, biking trails, old estates and lots of excellent old traditional pubs.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in the Dublin Mountains which extend into Wicklow

Remains of an atmospheric wedge tomb overlooking Dublin Bay

The Kilmashogue Wedge Tomb is located half way up the Dublin Mountains near the car park of the Kilmashogue Recreation Area. The tomb dates from about 2000 b.c and would have originally been much larger [...]

Daniel O’Connell, the Valley of Holly and a famous architect

Glencullen House is located in the village of Glencullen in co.Dublin. It was built in 1800 and was probably designed by the famous Irish architect, Francis Johnson. The house, along with it's Doric portico was [...]

A cairn, A passage tomb, Fairies & Views

This cairn is a collapsed passage tomb and is often referred to as Fairy Castle. It sits at the highest point of 'The Dublin Mountains' at an altitude of 1,740 feet beside a trig point [...]

This traditional music bar claim’s to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians

The Merry Ploughboy Pub is located in south Dublin in an area known as Rockbrook. This traditional music bar claim's to be the only pub in Ireland that is run by traditional musicians - The [...]

Beware of the body snatchers

This is Cruagh Churchyard Watchtower located in Rockbrook in south county Dublin. It was built in 1720 as an observation point for a sentry to prevent body snatchers digging up 'fresh' dead bodies!  The reason [...]

The Devil, Wild Parties and the finest vistas of Dublin

The Hellfire Club is located on top of Mount Pelier Hillin south county Dublin. It was built in 1725 by William 'Speaker' Conolly as a hunting lodge for his Rathfarnham estate. It was originally known [...]

Brehon Law, A Druids’ Table & An ancient passage tomb

Brehon's Chair is located in Rathfarnham in south county Dublin. These granite stones were probably used for a number of purposes over the last few thousand years and had astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. [...]

The finest views of Dublin, turf fires and a great pint of Guinesss

The Blue Light Pub was established around 1870 and is located in Barnacullia in South County Dublin. It's name originates from the story that during the mid 1800's when the custom officers 'clocked off' in [...]

A dolmen with an 80 tonne capstone – possibly 2nd heaviest in the country

The Kilternan Dolmen is located in south Dublin near the village of Kilternan. This national monument  is believed to have the second heaviest cap stone in Ireland (next to the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow) weighing [...]

A quartz standing stone, Queen Maeve & Beaker pottery

Glencullen Standing Stone is now located on a golf course in the village of Glencullen in south Dublin. Standing stones or 'mehirs' are usually difficult to date but it is sometimes possible when a particular [...]

‘Arguably’ Ireland’s most famous and highest pub

Johnnie Fox's Pub is located in the village of Glencullen on the border of south Dublin and Wicklow. It was established in 1798 and is one of the most famous pubs in Ireland visited by [...]

One of Ireland’s finest wedge tombs

The Ballyedmunduff Wedge Tomb is located in the forest on the Glencullen side of the Dublin Mountains. This national monument is considered to be one of the finest examples of a wedge tomb in Ireland. [...]

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