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Glencar Waterfall

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Beautiful Waterfall

Beautiful Waterfall and lake mentioned in WB Yeats poetry, only 5 minute walk from the car park, a... read more

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Lots to see

Glencar lake is such a beautiful setting. The mountains overlooking it can be visited by a steep... read more

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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“car park”(75 reviews)
“short walk”(35 reviews)
“coffee shop”(23 reviews)
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Glencar, Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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All reviews car park short walk coffee shop the main road well worth a visit beautiful place easy access parking lot toilet facilities an ice cream van tea room lovely walk paved walk playground for kids lovely area county council hidden gem
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful Waterfall and lake mentioned in WB Yeats poetry, only 5 minute walk from the car park, a bit of a recline on the walk, but very managable for all levels. This is a must if your in Sligo, its not far from Sligo town,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Glencar lake is such a beautiful setting. The mountains overlooking it can be visited by a steep road,by car and on foot. There are 2 waterfalls I visited, the 1 name Glencar waterfall is quickly accessed. The other is a good walk up a track...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfall is worth seeing. The parking is free and the waterfall is a surprise -- very attractive, with a wonderful waterfall sound. It's not a huge waterfall, but it is a very nice one and a short walk. The sheep and view near the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lake and waterfall, ideal place for photographers. Not suitable for young children with buggy

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard that the waterfall was at its most spectacular after heavy rainfall. The weather was changeable on the day we visited, after heavy rains and still windy. The walk to the waterfall itself was much shorter than we had envisaged and as a...More

1  Thank M G
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful.....stunning.... The scenery on the approach road to this amenity is out of this world. I.ve been going to Leitrim for years and never got around to visiting Glencar. What a shame if we had missed it altogether. It's a must-see if you are in...More

1  Thank Kieran W
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the waterfall with our young children and we really liked this little day out. The waterfall isn't very big but still it is beautiful. The nature around it is also nice and especially the lake across the main road. A nice end of...More

2  Thank Maria D
Reviewed 1 September 2018

The waterfall itself is lovely and it is a short easy walk from the car park. There is a lake and picnic tables. There was a sign directing us to the waterfall which was helpful in knowing how close it was. It was great that...More

Thank BeckySD
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Whilst travelling from Sligo to Enniskillen noticed the sign for the Glencar Waterfall. The scenery is indeed spectacular as you drive along the Sligo Enniskillen road. Decided to stop and go in to see the waterfall and surrounding area. It is a small waterfall with...More

4  Thank eileenp560
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Loved the walk around - the waterfall is beautiful! The cafe is great - super nice local crafts and food is excellent! Try the soup!

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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29 May 2018|
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Response from QGJohn | Reviewed this property |
No, not when we were there, and from the look of it, not at other times either. There is a small building by the car park, that has toilets and seems to have a small office. But I don't see how they would enforce paying... More
25 July 2016|
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Response from Weefers | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. Take the N4 (main road) to Sligo and its another 15 mins or so up from there.
28 January 2016|
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Response from Brendy B | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is within a 5-10 minute stroll away from the waterfall with lovely sights on the way. If you also want to kick back and relax there is a tea shack en route as well. I myself made the visit with a 4 month old... More