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Powerscourt Waterfall
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Family friendly
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Powerscourt Waterfall is located in the beautiful Powerscourt Estate near the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121m, it’s a popular tourist attraction near Enniskerry at only 5km from the main estate.

Powerscourt Waterfall is a beautiful natural attraction set in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains near the town of Enniskerry. Only 5km from Powerscourt House and Gardens, the waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m and has attracted visitors for over 200 years.

Driving from the gate lodge towards the waterfall, visitors are surrounded by beech, oak, larch and pine trees, some of which were planted over 200 years ago. There are giant redwood or sequoia trees, native to California, that were planted at Powerscourt sometime after 1860.

Powerscourt Waterfall, which flows into the Dargle River, is a haven for wildlife. The 7th Viscount Powerscourt established a deer park and in 1858 successfully introduced the Japanese Sika deer to the estate. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be on the lookout for some of the locals, the chaffinch, cuckoo, raven and the willow warbler.

The waterfall is a favourite destination for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a barbecue. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children at Powerscourt Waterfall, one of County Wicklow’s most beautiful natural attractions.

Contact details
Unnamed Road, Longhill Commons, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes here.

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