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“Nicer view from above”

Powerscourt Waterfall
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US$541.53*
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Half-day Private Glendalough, Wicklow, and...
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Enniskerry
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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 22 May 2014

When you've seen larger waterfalls around the world, it's a little underwhelming, but the views and walks in that area are great.

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

Good morning
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest and we are very proud of it. It may be smaller then some of the Waterfall around the world but in comparison to the size of Ireland I think its pretty impressive!
Thank you for visiting!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
Tourism & Marketing Executive

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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

I had been as a child and on a recent trip to see family I took my daughter who loved the waterfall and play area, a rip off in price? Really it was well priced and my daughter enjoyed her day thanks will visit again. Friendly staff and very welcoming highly recommended.

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

Good morning from Powerscourt!
I am delighted to hear that you came back to the Waterfall after so many years and that you brought your daughter along! I hope that you both enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Been there few times before. The best time to visit it is a one day after heavy rain. Then you can see the real power of the waterfall. It is a great photo opportunity place. Well worth to pay a small fee. Definitely will visit again.

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

Good morning
Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted to hear that you are a regular visitor to the Waterfall. After the rain is the perfect time and the noise of the Waterfall is almost deafening :)
With Warm Regards
Carmel Byrne
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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
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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

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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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