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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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Gorgeous waterfall and my kids enjoyed being able to get so close . Lovely area . Think the individual pricing is a bit steep that a price per car would be adequate.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Craigavon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Gorgeous waterfall and my kids enjoyed being able to get so close . Lovely area . Think the individual pricing is a bit steep that a price per car would be adequate.

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

Good morning Thank you for your lovely review and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

what a beautiful place to sit quietly or have a family gathering ,lovely walks ,a place to get a cup of coffee and a fantastic place to get great photos

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

Dear Siobhan Good morning and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Stunning with metal pieces in my pictures. Beauty v's ugly. Cars should not be allowed to park so near this natural wonder.

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

Good morning Thank you for your review and for taking the time to recommend Powerscourt Waterfall to fellow travelers! I shall forward your comments to the Management Team here at Powerscourt for review. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a superb place to see, the waterfall itself is just amazing. Going there from time to time and we're taking pictures of it every time. It makes you just contemplate about it's beauty and leaves you with a smile. It has an entrance fee as it's a private location.

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

Dear Sandra Good afternoon and thank you for your fabulous review. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the waterfall. It is a great attraction to bring family and friends to enjoy a picnic or a bbq. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Tyrone, Ireland.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful location and waterfall itself was great. Disliked the fact that had to pay entrance fee into this natural beauty though.

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

Good afternoon Thank for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. I can certainly appreciate your comments regarding the entrance fee but unfortunately we have to maintain the grounds, trees and facilities at the Waterfall. We are currently looking at new trails too and any monies collected at the entrance are being reinvested to provide a... More 

Dublin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great play Ground Great walk Great place for BBQ 16 euros for a family is a bit too much for that I wished they could cut that down a bit to make it easier for families to come and visit

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

Good afternoon Thank you for your lovely review. I shall certainly pass on your comments to the management team at Powerscourt for review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I think if you are staying in Powerscourt Hotel its a must that go along and visit the Waterfall. Its Ireland's highest waterfall standing at about 400ft....its a pleasant drive from hotel to the waterfall and when you get there there is a shop and a brilliant play area for the kids (its free), my 3yr old loved it. You... More 

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

Good afternoon Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall and that you had time to explore the area. Thank you also for recommending it to fellow travelers. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing Executive More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The waterfall was absolutely gorgeous!! There is a little picnic area with benches and tables if you choose as well as a nice children's play area. The waterfall itself is beautiful, and you can get up pretty close to it. Try to get there early so to avoid the tourist buses that come through.

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

Dear Ryley Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review! The photo is fab, thanks for posting it. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall :) Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Its a nice experience driving through the Enniskerry and to the waterfalls. Its Okay But not very great. I felt the price of 5.50 Euro per person is very expensive as there is nothing else other than the waterfall. No food facilities available at the time of our visit.

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

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us it is very much appreciated. Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism and Marketing More 

Dublin Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Highest waterfall in Ireland, is just magnificent to see. We have been here many times, as children, as adults, and now as Grandparents, wanting to share this wonderful sight with our Grandchildren. Great place to bring a picnic, or portable barbecue.

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

Dear John Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted that you have come back to Powerscourt with your children and now your grandchildren! It is a beautiful area and great for a picnic in the summer months! I hope we see you here again soon :) Thank you for... More 

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