Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall
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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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A O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Views amazing great open spaces and picnic benches. Would definitely suit families. Close to Powerscourt House and gardens and the village of Enniskerry.
Written 11 February 2024
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ANO
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visit here today and really what are we paying for……… a visit to an open tree lined park like area with a waterfall .
We walked up to the waterfall which took about 5 minutes and what the hype is about I have no idea, in my opinion it is just water running fast from heavy rainfall off the top of a mountain. I have visited Glencar Waterfall in Leitrim which was amazing, but this is just a tourist rip off !!!
Also around the base of the Waterfall is extremely dangerous, very uneven ground, exposed roots from trees and sharp rocks, THIS AREA SHOULD BE FENCED OFF !!!!

There is a Waterfall at Glendalough which you can walk to from the top car park and the full amenities which are amazing at this area , cost €4.00
Written 30 October 2023
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FK Beechmount
Galway77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Haven't been here for years as there was no charge on the last occasion we were there. We have no objection to paying to a top class facility. However the gentlemen at the gate was far from welcoming and was so full of his own importance, you could have mixed him up with robot. He was far from welcoming and would nearly encourage you to turn for home as there was no engagement other that his officialdom and authority.
As always the Waterfall was amazing, When we went for a coffee, service was fine but with wasps and flies plentiful, there was little comfort and we left early.
Written 24 September 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Absolute ripoff. It's a waterfall and it was going to cost 28 euro to get in. I was going to take my visitors to see it but went to glendalough instead (4 Euro to park that's it)
Written 13 August 2023
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Daithi o
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Falls an Amazing sight (plenty of rain this summer) . However the entrance price is exhorbitant. Very hard to justify. Things for kids to do nice picnic spots and ok cafe but what exactly are you paying for? A ripoff
Written 5 August 2023
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Marjo R
Vantaa, Finland31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Beautiful walk to the waterfall, clean and nice facilities. Cafe serves tasty food. Waterfall itself is amazing. Worth the entry fee.
Written 30 July 2023
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Sinead D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Friends
Went here on Sunday weather was not in our favour but beautiful place will defo return on a dry day.
Written 25 July 2023
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Dane S
Overland Park, KS24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
Beautiful waterfall and a great place to walk around. Rained our entire visit but that didn’t at all diminish the experience. Kids lived climbing around the rocks.
Written 19 July 2023
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Jannieta H
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Very nice waterfall. Nice area for a picnic. But nothing extremely special. There is a small parking fee but that is worth it.
Written 14 July 2023
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Estaffor
Waterford, Ireland44 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Solo
I thought this would be a beautiful stroll to a picturesque natural spot. Nope!

The waterfall itself is nice enough.

However, the surrounding area is quite a circus. About fifty different barbecues, camping, drinking and absolutely packed with people. The area has also been so sanitised it might as well be an inner city park. Avoid.
Written 8 July 2023
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