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Powerscourt Waterfall

Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Enniskerry
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Rockville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Nice waterfall, not much else. A lot of people were having picnics, seems like maybe a favorite local spot. Some playing loud music by their cars. I wouldn't have been terribly upset if i had missed seeing this, though when we were watching Excalibur a few months later, I noticed a scene was filmed right where my husband and I... More 

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Esperance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I came here with my boyfriend not long after arriving. This place is picturesque and very lovely. When you first enter the park, you are charged admission. I'm not 100% on how much it was.. maybe a few euro? Not breaking the bank by any means. I kept the tickets for my scrapbooking :) You park up near the visitors... More 

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

Good morning! What a super review and thank you so much for taking the time to write it for us! Like me you to have to explore everything a place has to offer and I am so glad that you took the time to explore the waterfall and the surrounding parkland. March can be a bit damp which is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Waterfall was very pretty. Excellent day for a mini-hike. Beautiful sun and crisp weather. Nice area to sit and plan the rest of our day as well.

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

Good afternoon Thank you so much for your lovely review! The parkland at the waterfall is stunning in October, I too got to spend some time down there photographing the magnificent colours! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit :) Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Although this is the tallest waterfall in Ireland, it wasn't overly wonderful for us. We have seen better ones in Australia. Although it would probably have been a lot more beautiful if we had been in a different month, since it was August maybe that's why there wasn't a large fall of water. The area is still beautiful. There is... More 

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

Good afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time out to post a review for us it is most appreciated. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Yes in a more wet season (which the summer can be at times) the waterfall is more dramatic but it is nice to come and relax with a picnic or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

tallest waterfall in Ireland.. we couldn't get enough! A lot of rain helped the beauty of this attraction, so dont be afraind of the rain!

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

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to visit Powerscourt Waterfall while you were in Ireland! Sounds like you got to see it at it's best :) Super review! Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The waterfall was beautiful and the setting picturesque. Because it was pouring when we visited, we didn't really take advantage of all the site had to offer. In better weather, it would be nice to do some walking along the area surrounding the falls. There were quite a few very inviting playgrounds for children. If I had young children, I... More 

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

Good afternoon In one way you visited at the best time to see the Waterfall! The summer is the opposite, if it is dry then the waterfall is less dramatic but it's nice to enjoy a picnic in the surrounding parkland! Thank you for recommending us to friends and fellow travelers. Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fab pics to be taken here! Amazing place and so close to Dublin! A must see when in Dublin, rent a car and go for a drive to this beautiful land mark

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

Good afternoon Thank you so much for your lovely review I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Manager More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The adventure of getting to the waterfall begins with the drive. You drive down some fun, winding roads to get to it - it is County Wicklow after all!! There is a nominal charge to see the waterfall, but it is definitely worth it. It is a lovely view. There are picnic tables in the park, so I recommend packing... More 

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

Dear Laurllein Good afternoon and thank you for such a lovely review, The waterfall is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of life and its even better with a picnic:) Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely lovely family day out or perfect for a nice date for couples. On a nice day, there's no nicer place in the world to be 😍 would highly recommend this to everyone, tourists & Irish peopke. It's just fab xxxx

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

Dear Amy Good afternoon and thank you so much for your fantastic review. Thanks also for recommending us to fellow travelers. I hope we see you again soon! Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The journey to Powerscourt Waterfall takes you through some of Wicklow's absolutely beautiful countryside-there IS a very good reason why this county is called the garden of Ireland! As you approach the waterfall itself, the panoramic views over the hills of Wickliw are simply breathtaking. Wonderful ancient trees line the drive and when you arrive at the waterfall itself you... More 

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

Dear Adrienne Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review. Wicklow is a beautiful county and I am very lucky to live here! The scenery around the Waterfall is spectacular and it is so great that you appreciated the waterfall and surrounding parkland. Thank you for visiting! With Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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