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Peaceful and quiet

The lake is lovely and peaceful. A nice drive around the lake is good and the car park has all... read more

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Kovilpatti, India
Glencar Lake

Stunning Lake and wonderful scenery, we visited the Waterfall, which was lovely, just a short walk... read more

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Valerie R
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All reviews beautiful waterfall car park stunning place enjoy the scenery worth the detour wind blows the main road scenic area tea room weather conditions sunny day lovely walk scones falls playground picnic chimney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is lovely and peaceful. A nice drive around the lake is good and the car park has all facilities

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shyamis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning Lake and wonderful scenery, we visited the Waterfall, which was lovely, just a short walk and well worth the visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Valerie R
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There is a nice parking place directly at the lake. It is on the way to the Glencar Waterfalls and a very nice place. It is directly at the street but also quiet.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathi1809
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Well worth the drive .The lake side drive/walk is beautiful. Thought we'd have a trek up but it is very accessable with good paths. Probably only 100yds from the road.There was lots of rain the day before so lots & lots of water coming over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed September 14, 2018

This is a beautiful place, an inspiration to poets. Be sure to see the waterfall. It is magical. Well worth the short drive off the main road. Plenty of parking, a tea room and playground nearby.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lauriek512
Reviewed September 1, 2018

what a beautiful spot. well worth a visit and only a quick detour from the sligo to donegal road.....

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

One of the best places to visit when In Sligo. Stunning views, Beautiful Waterfall. Have been back the last two years and will go back again next year.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheila P
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our visit to Glencar Lake. It is easily accessed off of N15 and there are several waterfalls running into it which you can stop at if you wish. The wildflowers are also fantastic. This is a tranquil little corner of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We drove up to the lake late in the afternoon on a rainy day. It was fabulous. There is also a waterfall a short walk from the lake. It is said that the waterfall was the inspiration for W.B. Yeats' poem "The Stolen Child."

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Driving along the quiet north shore toward Glencar waterfall, the lake is peaceful -- Ducks and swans and fishing boats. You look upward and can see how it lies at the U-shaped bottom of an ancient glacial valley.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Phillip W
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May 10, 2018|
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Response from AAndzia | Reviewed this property |
No.boat in DECEMBER didnt see any at all if you have own one will find some access to get to the lake
March 9, 2016|
Response from sligolandrover | Reviewed this property |
It is shared between Sligo and Leitrim
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back from Ireland - part one (9 Replies)
I'm back after the most fabulous trip to Ireland and will try to capture as best as possible how our trip was. Day one, we arrived in Dublin airport - after going thru customs, we scoped out the tourist information and bus ticket office. We purchased our hoho bus ticket and I inquired at the bus counter how to get to Maldron Hotel - Cardiff Lane. The person at the desk told me that we would get off at Tara street station and have a 5 minute walk. So we purchased the round trip ticket as...More
October 25, 2009|
Response fromhomeschools7|
Looking forward to part two, fondly remembering Glencar and Carrowmore just last month...
Samarate, Italy
9 days on my own in Ireland - route (10 Replies)
Hi! My parents and I are going to spend a couple weeks in Ireland in July, but I'm arriving 3 days earlier and leaving 6 days later than they are, so this leaves me some 9 days to spend around the island. I'm going to see the Dublin area, Galway (+Connemara, Cliffs of Moher etc.) and the Ring of Kerry with them, so I'm trying to plan some other areas/villages to see when I'm alone. I'll only travel by bus, because I'm not 25 yet and I can't rent a car. The rough plan I thought of is...More
May 09, 2016|
Response fromcara567|
You seem to be backtracking a bit. Why not spend the first two days in Dublin to see the places your parents don't want to? The Rock of Dunamase isn't really accessible unless you have a car. It's a ruin, and there are no facilities there.
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Panic as lots of places closed! (7 Replies)
My daughter and I are heading to Sligo 27th - 30th March and I like to have an itinery so as not to waste time. However when I have checked out the castle and abbey and many other places of interest they dont open to either April or Easter so I really hope we can fill our days. I would also like to drive to Donegal for one of the days. I have checked out Glencar Lake and Strandhill and plan on visiting these places. Any ideas would be much appreciated. We have never been in this area so...More
March 19, 2011|
Response fromMsBronte|
Many thanks, I do have a car so will try some of your suggestions. Hoping for good weather as that way we can do alot more outdoor sightseeing.