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Powerscourt Waterfall

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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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It was lovely, but not spectacular. I never begrudge paying admission as we feel it maintains the site. Youcan get right up to the base of it which is nice. It was a beautiful day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was lovely, but not spectacular. I never begrudge paying admission as we feel it maintains the site. Youcan get right up to the base of it which is nice. It was a beautiful day for a short walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I love this beautiful restful place, the waterfall is majestic and ethereal. The sheltered steep valley is stunning. However it can be very overcrowded with picnickers on a sunny day and there is a large playground which can be noisy though it is set back from the waterfall itself. If you go maybe go in the morning when it's sunny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Powerscourt Waterfall is a beautiful 400 ft. waterfall. We sat on boulders near its base and absorbed its beauty. Unfortunately, the 5 Euro admission price is also steep. It comes down to how much you like waterfalls.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lovely peaceful and tranquil location. Best of visiting early before the rush of buses and hustle and bustle. We had fab weather and the sun makes is all look better. Grounds and surrounds kept very well lovely place for a picnic also.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

At € 5.10 entry to see an average waterfall for 2 mins is a rip off Overseas travellers please be careful driving to the attraction the roads are very narrow . Very easy to damage your car rental if your not familiar driving on Irish country roads

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you like nature these waterfalls are lovely with some surrounding green to walk on. It's a 5 euros entrance fee which is worth it but be aware the closing hours are 7 so it's an early close.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Amazing formation. Nice park. Lovely to see it and experience it. Staff member very nice. Nice to visit. Near Enniskerry and on route to Roundwood and Glendalough

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Walk to the waterfall and explore the rocks at the bottom. We visited on a sunny day which was an added benefit but only stayed about 30mins. There's an adventure play ground so looked as if it would be good for kids to spend a while.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went here after spending the afternoon at Powerscourt. It is about five minutes drive from the mansion - a bit surprising how much it cost though, quite expensive for a family. You drive close to the waterfall then it is a short walk from the car park. The waterfall is glorious, lovely views and it would be a great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Breath taking falls and not a lot of tourists. No big tour busses parked all over this beautiful area. Great place to take pictures and have a picnic.

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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Enniskerry

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