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Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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Half-day Private Glendalough, Wicklow, and Powerscourt Gardens Tour from Dublin
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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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Enniskerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ireland’s highest waterfall and a great sight. Good parking and wonderful walks around the area. Great for kids and adults alike.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely waterfall I just don't know why we had to pay. We had to pay the guts of €20😤 It really took the goodness out of the experience. I wouldn't recommend a visit.

1  Thank sindynelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is $6 to see the falls. They are beautiful! You can park and walk down or drive right down to the falls. There is a little snack shop at the upper lot that is really reasonably priced and has good chips.

Thank Tonya V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I visited Powerscourt Waterfall on a cold but bright day and it was really lovely. The views, not just of the waterfall but the surrounding woods, were stunning, with the beautiful autumn colours, and we could have walked around forever! There is...More

Thank Marla7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

can do barbecue within the area(need to have a bbq stand)..nice place for a family pic..bring drinks, although theres a small kiosk but need a bit of walk from the falls.

Thank majprso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot miss this waterfall. There are no words to describe how amazing it is. There is discounted pricing for seniors. Make sure you wear proper shoes, as you can navigate the rocks to get right in front of the falls.

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We made a point to stop here after visiting the majestic Powerscourt House and Gardens. What an impressive site! The pure beauty and power of this natural wonder is extraordinary. Many families enjoyed picnicking in this sensational setting, and the ice cream for purchase was...More

Thank Clare O
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit! A little entrance fee but it is worth it. Toilets and a kiosk provided! The Waterfall is gorgeous and I recommended walking the trail too! We only managed half of it due to time restraints! I suggest giving yourself 3 or...More

Thank Rachelle C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The waterfall, apparently the highest in Ireland, is in a secluded area so you must drive. It means you probably will take the hours to go straight there, so be aware there is an entrance fee of 8 euros per adult. It's a beautiful spot...More

Thank Fernando R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Be sure to take time to explore this beautiful waterfall and all the trees near it. Watch for the mountain goats grazing on the slopes.

Thank Jeff D
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16 December 2017|
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Response from joeytomatoes | Reviewed this property |
Really.????..., They probably just close access the the park. Pretty simple
26 June 2017|
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Response from PowerscourtWaterfall | Property representative |
Hi Robert Unfortunately not and the rounds are very narrow so I would not recommend walking to the Waterfall. Warm Regards Carmel
sunita m
4 May 2015|
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Response from RemonYoussef | Reviewed this property |
The currency here is Euro and I think you should have a separate visa to Ireland.