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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 204 6000
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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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Good day out

You really need a nice fine day to make the most of this visit. The entry fee isn't to bad. There is a cafe on site but we only got ice cream, there was a constant stream of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You really need a nice fine day to make the most of this visit. The entry fee isn't to bad. There is a cafe on site but we only got ice cream, there was a constant stream of people buying food so it must be ok. The green area in front of the waterfall is fantastic for having your picnic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Scenic view, pick nick area, playground for children, small cafe. Nice place to come and relax. It's unbelievably beautiful in autumn

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfall and its surroundings are so lovely to see that it is definitely worth paying to get to see. If you are a fan of nature and appreciate its beauty this place is for you. There is a small kiosk there serving a variety of food and beverages, and toilets are available also. There is a nice playground for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to spend a couple of hours through the weekend with the family... waterfall is inspiring and beautiful

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frankly, if you've seen waterfalls before, I wouldn't bother, especially as you have to pay to see it. Really! I've seen many that are better and not had to pay either. It would make a lovely picnic spot I would imagine but ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, been there in november , the weather was good for Ireland , was chilly but sunny.Will go back on summer time .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Underwhelming and not helped by all the barriers, red tape and hoardings everywhere. Expected a little more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a lovely place to visit as PART of a day out. I don't recommend the food, coffee or anything like that on offer but there is a lovely playground and then a walk down (or drive down if you are lazy) right to the waterfall where you can do the simple things, hop from rock to rock,meander... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tallest waterfall in Ireland ... gorgeous! Nice picnic area with public bathrooms and a small concession stand with snacks for sale. Only downside is €6 entrance fee ... can get pricey for a large family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Powerscourt Waterfall is a wonderful place to visit. It is very scenic. The waterfall is magnificent. The air at waterfalls is full of negative ions. Negative ions are reputed to lift one's spirits as in our blood streams it is said they release serotonin. Certainly there is a great feeling of well being at the foot of the waterfall. Further... More 

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