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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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Beautiful Waterfall and Grounds

When we told our friend we had to pay to get in here, he asked "why, is it in someone's back garden?". Poor form that you have to pay, but am glad the surrounding area is kept so... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Powerscourt Waterfall is appx 10 minute drive from the resort. Simply beautiful and I am told its the highest in Ireland. Walking trails and a gift shop may also be found around the falls.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you very much for your lovely review, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Your photos are fab, I love the one looking up through the trees! Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Wasilla
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

We stopped here after being disappointed in the Powerhouse mansion. It is a pleasant if not very large park. We ate a picnic lunch then walked to the waterfall, which is nice but not as spectacular as many I have seen in the US. Basically this is a park to stop at if you need a break, not necessarily to... More 

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Tom Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The place is really beutiful, but is very touristic place and there are a lot of people there. The waterfall is beutiful but not very big and i'm not sure if it is worth to pay for the entrance to see the waterfall.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Karolis Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

When we told our friend we had to pay to get in here, he asked "why, is it in someone's back garden?". Poor form that you have to pay, but am glad the surrounding area is kept so clean and well maintained. We really liked the waterfall I thought it was stunning. But wouldn't be a waterfall connoisseur like some... More 

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Michelle Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review. It technically is someone's backyard as Powerscourt Waterfall is privately owned so any monies collected on admission are then reinvested to maintain the grounds and facilities. I am glad to hear you got relive some of your childhood whilst here :) Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Well worth the trip. We were fortunate in that there had been a lot of rain in the past few days and the waterfall was full and beautiful.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Mahendra Good afternoon and thank you for your lovely review. The Waterfall certainly is impressive after the rain and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

As far as Irish waterfalls go, this is among the best of them but that really doesn't rank it very high if you're well travelled. There are endless waterfalls in the USA that are MUCH more impressive, including Angel, Niagra, Virginia, and countless others. The walks around the falls are worth the price of admission in their own right.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Jim Good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. To be fair we are not trying to compete with the likes of Niagra or Angel Falls however we are extremely proud that Powerscourt is Ireland's highest Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Great water fall within great scenic valley and woods. Great for 1-2 hours of visit, walk around and be out in nature ... Recommended !

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you very much for your positive feedback, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

Battle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is indeed a spectacular waterfall and is worth stopping by to get a picture or two. Like all waterfalls, once you have spent a minute or two admiring them you move on.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. I hope you had the opportunity to get some good photos :) Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Fabulous waterfall. Loads of parking. Nice little walking trail. Playground. Little outdoor cafe is lovely to sit with a coffee and an icecream

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Dear Lorna I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall and surrounding parkland. Sitting outside with an ice cream or coffee sounds pretty good even on a mild day like today in November :) Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

We had no idea what a magnificent sight this was going to be. It took our breath away as soon as we saw it.

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this review

Good afternoon Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Powerscourt Waterfall. Thank you for visiting! Warm Regards Carmel Byrne Tourism & Marketing Executive More 

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