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“A pleasent visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt Waterfall
Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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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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“A pleasent visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

A short drive from the Ritz Carlton hotel. beautiful area with great seenary. A nice place for a picnic. Load up your camera.

Visited October 2012
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Good morning from Powerscourt and thank you for your lovely review! If you have any photos to share I would love to see them carmel.byrne@powerscourt.net.
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“Stunning part of Ireland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Just amazing to see nature at it's best. This really shows what Ireland has to offer. The waterfall remains very true to it's natural state. There's a food outlet, a playground and toilet facilities available and they're all of a high standard. You have to pay a fee to enter, but you can see why. The upkeep is very good.
A couple seemed to be getting engaged while we were there, a truly magical spot to seal your love! I definitely want to return soon!

Visited October 2012
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Good morning from a sunny Powerscourt and thank you for your fantastic review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall and I hope you had time to take some photos too.
I hope we see you here again soon!
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Carmel Byrne
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“A cascading beauty.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Powerscourt Waterfall is a hidden gem in Wicklow, the garden of Ireland. It is only a 30 min drive from the center of Dublin but you could be travelling back a thousand years in time. It's setting is tranquil and serene and the power of the Waterfall is awesome. You could spend the whole day in the grounds that surround it and it is a perfect spot for family picnics. When you are there you should also visit Powerscourt House and Gardens which is 5 minutes away and is also the location of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The House is magnificent with craft shops and coffee shops.

Visited August 2012
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Good afternoon and thank you for your terrific review. I am delighted that you enjoyed visiting the Waterfall and I hope we see you back soon!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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“Stunning Waterfall & Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Definitely worth a visit if you are staying nearby - beautiful scenery around about and a fantastic waterfall - highest in Ireland. Take the car though - very narrow, winding roads to it - dangerous to walk there!

Visited October 2012
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Hello and thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall. The setting is amazing, a hidden gem at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
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Carmel Byrne
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“beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

worth the drive on the tiny bendy country road (you will run into woman with scroller, girls on horseback, and hikers). beautiful waterfall, nice park for family recreation. 12 euro per person is a bit steep, but the guy who collects them is not always there, we noticed.

Visited October 2012
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Good afternoon from Powerscourt and thank you for writing a review for us. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall. The entrance charge is €5.50pp not €12.00 though:)
I hope your enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland.
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Carmel Byrne
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