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Powerscourt Waterfall

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Address: Enniskerry, Ireland
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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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Very nice and worth a visit - probably should be free as its a natural beauty

I really loved it, fab to see and some lovely walks around. I don't know where the 6 euro goes though, no visitor centre or anything there. I understand the cost into powerscourt... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really loved it, fab to see and some lovely walks around. I don't know where the 6 euro goes though, no visitor centre or anything there. I understand the cost into powerscourt gardens due to maintenance, but this area wouldn't require an awful lot. Aside from that its fab.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We only had an hour and decided that €6 was a bit much to fork out..so we turned round and went away. If we'd had longer, perahs half a day, we would have gone in though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a visit to Powerscourt waterfall and we were not disappointed. Even on a wet misty day it is truly amazing. It it less than one hours drive from the centre of Dublin. Very easy to drive to. Well worth taking the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely waterfall and the drive to it has the most beautiful ancient trees. On March 7, we only saw 4 other people there and had the place to ourselves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not far from Bray or Dublin it is a must and just beautiful to see and sit and relax and enjoy the sound of the water. I have visited this three times and well worth the money every time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot. Waterfall is set in a beautiful setting. There are many walking paths on the grounds. There is a concession stand where you can purchase some snacks or you can bring your own picnic and use the provided picnic tables . There are rest rooms available. Take your time. Great place for photos. There is a small entrance fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the small entrance fee. Visited in February and was amazed how green everything was! Spent an hour or so walking around the grounds and appreciating the natural beauty. Short drive from Dublin and easy to find. Super friendly woman at the entrance gate gave wonderful directions to drive through Sally Gap to Glendalough

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get it on a nice crisp winters day and what a treat , a once yearly visit and it never lets me down love this spot and never too busy, lots of walks and stunning scenery

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here at weekend with my nephew . It's in the most beautiful location and about 4 in from Powercrt house. The waterfall is stunning and the walks around are well signed . Little place you can get coffee and ice cream . I thought the entrance fee of €6 was a bit steep for person !! But would recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were encouraged to visit the waterfall site. The road getting there was daunting as it was quite narrow and twisting. Be patient and cautious as you drive. I pulled over and let the locals pass as they were in a hurry. The waterfall site was accommodating with parking and relief facilities. You will be adequately rewarded for making the... More 

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