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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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Lovely spot but over priced

A lovely natural beauty spot but as seems to be usual in Ireland admission is expensive.16e for a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 3 children.Picnic tables for a home made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Clane, Ireland
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place, well worth the entrance fee. The waterfall is the main attraction but the entire setting is wonderful.

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mandurah wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ireland is pleasurable at most times but we did Wicklow Mountains tour and it was Great. We have done this tour again since in a large bus but was much better with: Over the Top" tours.

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Clane, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lovely natural beauty spot but as seems to be usual in Ireland admission is expensive.16e for a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 3 children.Picnic tables for a home made picnic,a kiosk shop selling ice creams,snacks,teas,coffees and hot snacks.Free parking and nice clean toilets.Nice playground for small children.All in all a nice way to spend and hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was 5.50 euros each per adult. 16 euros for a family. Students and OAP's pay 5 euros each. Waterfall itself is worth seeing..very beautiful. Many families had picnics and seem to be settled. Worth seeing and nice walks around the area. Waa a shop selling hot food and snacks. Probably now I have been would not go back again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We Pain €10 for 2 seniors to visit a water fall there are very poor amenities available and I wonder why we were asked to pay to visit nothing Save you money and drive to Glendalough for free

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Waterfall, there was no people there so it was a very nice area to sit down and relax. Recommended!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Powerscourt Waterfall is an amazing place created by nature. You can just sit there on the stones and watch the falling water like a one man we met there or you can take a small walk around or just sit have a coffee and watch your kids playing on the playground. This place has many options but my only disappoitment... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Not great for a fee of 11 euros apart from a waterfall st Anne's park is much nicer . Nothing else to see or do . Glen de louch is better to visite.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Monica Good afternoon and thank you for your review. I am disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Waterfall. To make a great day out why not bring along a picnic and enjoy the surrounding parkland! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The locals picnic here and play, but it was raining when we visited. We took in the waterfall and explored it a bit but as we didn't know where to get picnic food and the food in the parking lot was comparable to a lower class fast food or hometown ball park we did not partake of food there. They... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Hadn't been to the waterfall in years but we went today with some friends for a picnic. There is ample parking either at the cafe or closer to the waterfall. One thing to be aware of is the abundance of midges! We didn't have any protection on or with us and in the end we just gave up and went... More 

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

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