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Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not too sure it warrants the 6€ per person admission fee, but what a beautiful natural wonder, with extensive open grounds. Perfect for picnics and barbecues and all the family. The waterfall itself is spectacular - even from a distance. Being heavily pregnant, I couldn't...More

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a bit surprised that it was €6 per person entrance fee. I really feel that the fee should be per car and not per person. €12 was a bit much for a place that most people only spend about 30 minutes in. The...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here on a recent trip tot he area and we all loved it. Not the longest walk i've ever taken on but a thoroughly enjoyable one with the waterfall the icing on the cake. The area is well kept and the paths are well...More

Thank MRKK101
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited expecting a lot of hiking trails, as did a few other visitors. Most pf the trails lead to nowhere, with one main path to the falls. Nice access to the falls and great picture taking opportunity. Unless you want to have a picnic-1/2...More

Thank JRM10009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth the trip. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather the day we decided to go, Andrew although it was a bit crowded because of the weather and being a weekend, it was gorgeous. The waterfall itself is quite a sight but...More

Thank Myra I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed visiting the waterfall at Enniskerry and would recommend visiting it, but only on a nice day, I can imagine bad weather it spoils the whole visit.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a magnificent place. Multiple movies were recorded here. So beautiful, peaceful place. Entrance of the park is only 4 euros per person and worth the money

1  Thank Storm S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time make sure you take a detour, the waterfall is close to Enniskerry at the foot of the Wicklow mountains and at a height of 121 metres, it is the highest waterfall in Ireland making it worth a visit for these...More

1  Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even in the rain this waterfall was a splendor to behold. Nice picnic and bathroom facilities there as well.

Thank dog_walk_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice waterfall - The tallest in Ireland. Entrance fee is a bit steep for what's on offer but the personal warning about the mosquitoes was welcome even if there was nothing we could do about it.

1  Thank Tim C
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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.