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Glencar Lake

Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 77 Attractions in Sligo
Type: Bodies of Water
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The drive is lovely and the walk to the falls is easy and worthwhile. They are building a new tea rooms which will be a marvelous addition to the amenities of the area.

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Sligo, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This small lake is cradled within the Dartry Mountain range being overlooked by the peak of Ben Bulben.Its catchment propels the falling rain via the majestic Glencar waterfall onto its shores. The outflowing Drumcliff River which drains to nearby Atlantic Ocean is the path which ensures the lake is regularly visited by wild Atlantic Salmon and Trout.The confluence of mountain,... More

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to see Glencar Falls, but prior to arriving to the falls, the views around the lake are simply breathtaking. I have seen quite a few waterfalls, and was going to skip this but am really glad I didn't. It is truly worth the trip.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This area was breathtaking. From the views of the lake to the short walk to the falls. It was wonderful Irish countryside at its best.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Definitely worth seeing! Surroundings are amazing then the waterfall tops it off. So peaceful and full of Gods glory!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Glencar lake, at the bottom of Glencar falls is indeed beautiful, and if it weren't in the middle of an area with such stunning scenery all around (for example, Loch Gill) it would be be more remarkable. As it is, it seemed like just one more pretty sight in a part of Ireland where there is another pretty sight around... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a lovely drive only a few kilometres outside of Sligo and we got to see some fairly spectacular countryside and the great waterfall

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely drive round the lake. The waterfall is really well laid out for accessibility, there is a paved path for wheelchairs and and gravelled path that follows the stream more closely for the able bodied. It is not far to walk from the carpark and well worth the effort.

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Fermanagh, N. Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A fair bit of the beaten track but worth the drive, Lovely lakeside area with a large waterfall a short distance up a well laid out walkway. Walks into an upland area available, if you are fit enough to do it!

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dublin ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A lot of steps to the waterfall. Flat shoes a necessity. Bring the camera. Can be very slippy after a shower of rain. Plenty of parking spots and lovely scenery .

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