Glenmacnass Waterfall

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Glenmacnass Waterfall
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,516 contributions
When you drive to Glendalough, it is a must to go a little further up the sally gap via Laragh, you can go the other way via Guinness lake, however our preference is this way, via, this rather nice falls, dont expect Victoria falls, however the scenery in this area is stunning
Written 24 November 2021
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RWWhite
Collierville, TN48 contributions
Nice little stop if it's along your way, but not so impressive that I would make sure I went out of my way to see this waterfall. Again, nice enough, happy we went by - but if we were pressed for time it's OK to miss.
Written 18 September 2021
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Bethcar31
Bushmills, UK164 contributions
Well worth travelling out of Laragh to see this especially after a good amount of rain. Good walks are available near the tp of the waterfall and good parking there is also provided.
Written 3 September 2020
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Jimjam
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Friends
Nice scenic waterfall to stop at coming across the mountains from glendalough. One of the many gems across the Wicklow mountains.
Written 26 January 2020
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Stephen D
Galway, Ireland149 contributions
Couples
We stopped here after visting Glendalough on our way to Dublin through Sallys gap.
Not too far drive for anyone visting Glendalough nice place to stop and watch the gorgoues waterfall. You cant go neat thw waterfall as its on private land but even viewing from a distance was a pleasant sight.
Written 14 January 2020
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02corvette
Marietta, GA1,228 contributions
We were driving Sally Gap/Old Military Rd and came around a bend and saw this waterfall ahead of us a ways. Surprise, surprise. We could not park as folks had parked helter skelter. I did take some pics . This is on our list for our next trip
Written 9 January 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,516 contributions
The waterfall just adds to the enjoyment of a perfect (loop) drive, which for us starts at the hollywood turn off, enjoying the drive to glendalough, (visiting the monastic settlement), continuing on turning left at Laragh (R115, the old military road), this is a fun drive (stopping at this splendid waterfall, for scenery shots and the mandatory selfie) winding up to sally gap cross road where we turn left, (R759) heading to Blessington, passing the beautiful lake of the same name. All in all a wonderful day out driving taking in the sights.
Written 21 November 2019
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African Rosie
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We have visited Glenmacnass in 2018 and 2019. Both times were completely different.
The summer of 2018 was a very good year with water restrictions in place. When we went to the top of the waterfall there was very little water running. Even the streams which run into the falls were dry.
Summer 2019 not just as good, no droughts this year. When we went to the waterfall this July there was more water to be seen. We stayed with friends near the waterfall and we have seen photos of the falls in full flow.
Where there is bare rock showing, the flow of water can reach those areas in the winter time of after a heavy fall of snow melts.
Powerscourt might be the highest waterfall but for us Glenmacnass is the most impressive and powerful.
There is a place to park at the top of the waterfall to park and take photos. But the best way to see the waterfall is coming up the road from Laragh, you get to see the full extent of how it can look when in full flow. Haven't been there in winter yet, one day maybe.
Written 2 October 2019
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Mika Y
Espoo, Finland33 contributions
We visited the Glenmacnass waterfall after there had been quite heavy rain two days before and moderate rain a day before. In this state the waterfall was an impressive enough sight. While not a completely vertical drop, it's still more of a waterfall than a steep set of rapids.

Please note that if the weather has been dry lately, the waterfall may be significantly less impressive.

A bonus tip; one of the routes to see the rather beautiful heart-shaped Lough Ouler starts slightly upstream from the waterfall, so if the Glenmacnass River is low enough on water to cross safely, using a couple of hours to hike to top of Tonelagee and back will provide an additional chance for enjoying very picturesque scenery.
Written 14 September 2019
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kon
Prague, Czech Republic88 contributions
Couples
There are few spots down the road where you can park and enjoy the view. Lovely place, should be made accessible from the bottom. Most probably it will one day (for a small fee...).
Written 13 September 2019
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