Irelands four most captivating waterfalls.  March 28th, 2019


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The Emerald Isle is shaped and split by rivers which receive over 225 days of rain annually, resulting in lush foliage and captivating, moving bodies of water. County Cavan, for instance, is aptly titled the Lake County and boasts of a lake for each day of the year! In addition to the lakes, streams, rivers and loughs, Ireland is home to many beautiful waterfalls, thundering down mountains or set deep within forests. Be wooed by the Irish landscape with four of the most captivating waterfalls in Ireland. Make an unforgettable trip of it Camperbugs campervan or motorhome hire selections, available in the UK and across the English Channel.


1. Glencar Waterfall – Leitrim


Glencar waterfall. Image by Lars Dugaiczyk on Flickr


Captivating Glencar Waterfall is a favoured stop for local and foreign outdoor enthusiasts. The waterfall stands at 50 feet, and has inspired the likes of W.B. Yeats, who was stirred to include the natural feature in his poem titled “The Stolen Child’. The drive to the site set in Glencar Lough is as rewarding as the waterfall, containing numerous attractive corners where you’ll want nothing more than to exit the vehicle and soak in the enclosing natural beauty. If you’d rather walk to the fall, a lovely wooded walk continues right to the site. There is no charge to see or splash around in the waterfall, and there’s even a block of restrooms, a small café, a designated picnic area and parking. Shadowed by the towering Benbulbin rock formation, the fall is undeniably worth your time!


2. Powerscourt Waterfall – Wicklow


Powerscourt Waterfall.Image by El Groo on VisualHunt / CC BY-ND


Thundering down from a height of 398ft, Powerscourt Waterfall lies in the pretty village of Enniskerry and presents an excellent setting for a family day out, a stroll followed by a picnic or a relaxed Sunday BBQ. Bounded by a beautiful landscape of lush flora and exciting fauna, Powerscourt Waterfall rests at the foothills of the Wicklow mountains and is easy to reach with via an undemanding walk.  There is a modest charge to access the park, furnished with restrooms, parking, a playground and a playground for the tots.  An on-site kiosk dishes out an array of food.  Please check the opening times before you visit and pop in at the stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens set in proximity to the site.




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3. The Devils Chimney Waterfall – Leitrim- Sligo border


The Devils Chimney Waterfall. Image by the_full_irish_ on Instagram


Set westward of Glencar waterfall, the Devils Chimney Waterfall is perhaps the most obscure fall on the list however it’s a secret gem that is officially Irelands tallest waterfall, standing at an incredible 492 feet in height. The falls gains an advantage over the nearby Glencar waterfall with its untouched, wild landscapes. The newly added woodland path leads through an arresting forest to the top of the falls and provides a slightly difficult trail continuing for approximately  30 – 60-minutes (depending on personal fitness.)  If you are visiting during the dry period, please note that the waterfall does not flow. The powerful blasts of south wind may cause the waterfall to blow toward the same cliff it thunders down.  This stange phenomenon gives the waterfall its name!


4. Tourmakeady Falls – Mayo


Tourmakeady Waterfall. Image by Mariusz Z on Instagram.


Set on the banks of Lough Mask, Tourmakeady Falls rests within the lovely Tourmakeady Forest which appear untouched for centuries. Beginning at the car park, an effortless hike of an estimated 2 ½ kilometres will guide walkers to the waterfall. The trails to the falls are not safe for small children and include many steep areas. The surrounding area is one of peacefulness, broken only by the rustling of leaves dancing with the soft breeze and the calming trills of birdsong. Find more Ireland campervan hire options with Camperbug!


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