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Address: , Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
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Description: Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in...
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just outside Enniskerry Village. The magnificent Waterfall cascades down over the granite rocks from the peatlands above. The crystal clear water flows down to the river below where it continues on its journey out to sea at Bray. The valley itself was carved out by a glacier during the ice age! Today Powerscourt is a haven for some of Ireland's wildlife, flora and fauna. The Sikka deer were first introduced here by Lord Powerscourt in 1858. The Waterfall is best seen just after heavy rain and the sheer volume of water and noise is certainly a sight to behold. The Waterfall is an ideal location for summer picnics and barbecues. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained. There is also a playground for younger children. Don't fret if you forget your picnic as there is a kiosk on site that serves everything from coffee and tea to hot-dogs and ice-cream. The kiosk is open everyday from the 1st June to the end of August and year round at weekends, if weather permits. There is ample car parking and toilet facilities at the waterfall. Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash. Take time to explore the pathways that meander through the flora and fauna, walk along the woodland pathways and listen to the birdsong.
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We were surprised at how far the waterfall was from the Powerscourt Gardens. The drive between the two is narrow and winding, and when it's your first day driving on the other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were surprised at how far the waterfall was from the Powerscourt Gardens. The drive between the two is narrow and winding, and when it's your first day driving on the other side in Ireland, also a little intimidating. We already decided we would pay the price, even though it was on the expensive side of a waterfall. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited the waterfalls with our children and our dog in August this year. We were lucky as the weather was beautiful on the day we visited but I think I would have loved the place whatever the weather. Being able to get up so close to the waterfall was amazing. It is very impressive. I thought the cost was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We drove to the waterfall from the gardens and parked by the visitor centre before realising we could have parked a little closer and brought a picnic with us. The perfect spot - though of course, we weren't the only ones here ;-)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful visit to Enniskerry but the waterfall was the lowlight. Nothing bad, it was pretty and worth a picture and five minute visit. At the cost, however, and even the time to drive there, not worth it. There just if virtually nothing to see, the waterfall itself is nice but not a natural wonder, and the landscape... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Normally I never complain about entrance fees, but € 5.50 to visit the waterfall is too much. Yes, it is a beautiful waterfall, but that's it. if it was free or cheaper I would come back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The majestic powerscourt is well worth the visit. This is a very scenic location with breathtaking views. You will only need a half day to enjoy this waterfall and I would recommend pairing it with the Powerscourt gardens. Do the waterfall in the morning and the gardens in the evening. That would be a "Carlsberg" day out for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We loved the waterfall but wished there wasn't a fee just to go view it. It is a lovely waterfall and nice place for a picnic with the family however.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

ok, so the waterfall itself is lovely and there is a very basic picnic area around it, however, it is a bit of a rip off. we paid €16 for a family ticket in, as soon as you drive through there is a small tacky kiosk selling over priced junk food, the toilets are manky. we walked over to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On a good day this is a great place to bring the kids , apart from the waterfall there is big greens were the kids can play while you do a barbie! They is some lovely walks and the kids can splash about in the stream.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited the waterfall recently, but regretted I did not have a look at it on Google instead. €5.50 per adult in car, place littered, toilets dirty and locks broken on Gent's loos. No place for children to play ball games due to cars parked near open space at waterfall. Lots of little paths, yet no signage or map provided. There... More 

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