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“Perfect for the family”

Powerscourt Waterfall
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US$514.82*
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Half-day Private Glendalough, Wicklow, and Powerscourt Gardens Tour from Dublin
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Enniskerry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Powerscourt Waterfall is perfect for a family who want to have a picnic or even a stroll in the hot weather - during the summer or otherwise.

It's quite reasonably priced and the grounds kept to a high standard. I really enjoyed visiting here particularly because of the amount of movies shot here over the years.

Thank DieselIE
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Good morning from Powerscourt
Thank you for taking the to write a review for us, it is very much appreciated. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall.
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
Tourism & Marketing Executive

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

This splendid attraction located a short drive from the quaint village of Enniskerry Co. Wicklow is a must for young and old alike.The magnificent waterfall rumbles down the cliff edge and it's said to be the highest waterfall in Ireland.The whole area is very family friendly with ample parking food and washroom amenities available..On a sunny day you can expect families having b b q,s and picnics on the green areas. The waterfall is best seen after a good wet period and that is never a problem in good old Ireland. Enjoy

Thank ballycane
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Good morning from Powerscourt
Thank you so much for your lovely review it is very much appreciated. I am delighted to hear you had a great day out at the Waterfall. My kiddies love going there and rambling around the playground is of course a big hit too!
Thank you for visiting!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This was the first attraction I stopped at in Ireland. It was easy to find, reasonable admission price, had restroom facilities, a picnic area, and a gorgeous waterfall. The weather wasn't perfect that day, but it was still enjoyable and I managed to get some decently good photos despite the clouds. The waterfall is amazing and if you wanted to do a picnic lunch, this would be an ideal setting. There were just a few other people there when I went, which was late afternoon on a Tuesday.

Thank Werewolf82
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Good morning from Powerscourt
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Waterfall. I love taking photos and went down in October and got some stunning shots of the Autumn colours!
Thank you for visiting.
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I brought my husband and 3 young children (9,5 & 3) to visit the Waterfall at Powerscourt, we happily paid the 16Euro's, why not, we would hardly get a lovely family day out for as cheap in the UK. I don't agree with many of the other reviews, yes it used to be free, like lots of things in the UK, but there is enough to do to spend a whole day there. A fabulous playground for children, separate climbing frame and a another play area with sand for younger children. A lovely little cafe, clean toilets and ample parking, close walking to the actual waterfall! The thing that makes Powerscourt different to many of the 'bigger' waterfalls in the US etc is that you can climb on the rocks at the bottom of the waterfall and view it from as close or as far as you want, not from behind a barrier! Many natural wildlife parks do not allow BBQ's but Powerscourt does so you can have a lovely BBQ lunch with the most beautiful backdrop. And everywhere so clean.

A must see on your sightseeing tour of Ireland, we can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Sharon G
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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Dear Sharon
I was so delighted to read your review this morning, it certainly made me smile. I love the Waterfall and think that we are so blessed to have it! I don't know why people say that there was not a charge for the Waterfall as the Estate Manager said we always have, perhaps before the now owners it was free! It is great to hear that you and all the family enjoyed your day at Powerscourt and next time bring a long a picnic!
Thank you for visiting!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
Tourism & Marketing Executive

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

we were disappointing that we had to pay to see this, just like Blarney castle grounds our government has started to charge people to see the natural beauty of this country - shame

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PowerscourtWaterfall, Guest Relations Manager at Powerscourt Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Good afternoon from Powerscourt
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the Waterfall. Powerscourt is not a government owed attraction it is privately owned. We do not receive any funding towards the upkeep of the facilities or grounds so we charge and admission fee in order to reinvest in the upkeep of the area.
Warmest Regards
Carmel

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