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Ireland’s Highest Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 6km from the Main Estate. It is set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
As you drive from the gatelodge towards the Waterfall you will be surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees some of which were planted over 200 years ago. Look out for the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California where they may grow up to 80m high and live for 4,000 years so they are still youngsters!
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. But be mindful of the other inhabitants of the parkland! It is a haven for wildlife and children can have fun trying to spot some of the locals – the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler. Some other inhabitants are the Sika Deer which were introduced to Ireland in 1858 and there may be a red squirrel or two.
Take time to explore the pathways that meander through the flora and fauna, walk along the woodland pathways and listen to the birdsong.
- Ireland's highest Waterfall
- Located at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains
- Surrounded by trees over 200 years old
- Ideal picnic location
- A vast array of wildlife
- Woodland pathways
Open Year Round
Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec: 10:30 – 16:00
Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct: 10.30 – 17.30
May/Jun/July/Aug: 09:30 – 19:00
Closed: Two weeks before Christmas
Last admission: Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec – 15:30; Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct – 17:00; May/Jun/July/Aug– 18:00.
Approx. visit duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours recommended.
Child (U12) €3.50
Child (U2) Free
Family Ticket €16.00 (2A & up to 3C)
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DINING / REFRESHMENTS
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 every day from the 1st June to the end of August and year-round at weekends if weather permits
Unique shopping experience with a selection of specialty shops operated by the Avoca Group, an Interiors Gallery and Powerscourt Garden Pavilion. All located on the Powerscourt Estate a short drive of 6km.
Ample car parking available.
Group rates available (minimum 20 people in high season and 10 people in low season). Pre-booking required.
The Waterfall is located 6km from Powerscourt Estate. From Dublin City and Wexford take Exit 8. After 2 km take the first left towards Enniskerry and follow the signs for Powerscourt Waterfall. We would not recommend walking to the waterfall from Powerscourt Estate as there are no footpaths for part of the journey. Car / Taxi are the best options for visiting the waterfall.Powerscourt Waterfall Nearby Attractions