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Glencar Lake

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number:
0872283149

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Beautiful place, lake, mountains, waterfall and a wonderful coffee shop with free wi

If you want to see spectacular scenery, in a short amount of time, and are travelling between Sligo and Donegal, then go to Glencar lake. If feeling even moderately energetic, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sean N
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Sligo, Ireland
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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see spectacular scenery, in a short amount of time, and are travelling between Sligo and Donegal, then go to Glencar lake. If feeling even moderately energetic, a short walk to the waterfall is a must. time permitting, a short stroll along the lakeside road followed by a visit to the tea shed is a wonderful way... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit. Pity the cafe was not open as there were lots of people about. Great play area for kids. Parking area as well.

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Sligo, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views and good coffee at the local tea shed. Great waterfall and walks up the benbulben mountain

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Lovely drive, very beautiful as there was some snow capped mountains in the background. The Glencar waterfall is well worth a visit.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Few words can describe the beauty of this location. We visited on a crisp, bright November day. Seldom have I experienced such beautiful scenery. Totally recommend a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

More than just a waterfall The drive out to Glencar waterfall is hard to put into words, its breath taking and stunning all at the same time. It was quite an overcast July day but the shadows on the lake were out of this world. The walk up to the waterfall is short and doesn’t really take that long, but... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A much improved place to visit, since the opening of the tea shed cafe, with a selection of food to order, cakes and a great selection of food. The spacious car parking and recent additions of a boat trip on the lake or a horse drawn carriage around the lake, make it well worth a visit. The waterfall is easily... More 

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australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A new Café has opened at Glencar Waterfall and lake so you can sit inside or outside and enjoy the great scenery over a cup of coffee

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New Canaan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We drove up to see this stunning place just as the sun was setting (only time we could add it in). So glad we did. Sun glinting off the water, rich greens on the surrounding hillsides, a thought of the Yeats brothers passing by added to the atmosphere. Certainly worth the trip down yet another narrow road if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

What a gorgeous waterfall underneath massive ranges overlooking Sligo. A must see if you are visiting Sligo

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