Few natural spectacles can compare with a waterfall in full, thundering splendour. With its abundance of mountains and rivers, Ireland is blessed with some awe-inspiring cascades. Below you will find details of several prime examples.
Gleno Waterfall is among the area’s scenic stand-outs. Walks have been created around the area and a bridge crosses the river to allow a close-up view. Seating is provided nearby, to ensure a restful and relaxing riverscape.
Three miles west of Leenane, on the Erriff River is Ashleagh Waterfall, which is famous for its picture postcard beauty. Check out the range of hotels in Galway on offer from GoIreland.com should you wish to stay nearby.
Torc Waterfall is one of Killarney’s top attractions. The cascading waterfall offers unmissable photo opportunities, and the sound of the water thundering on the rocks is audible before you even reach it.
The waterfall is a pleasant walk from the car park, and steps to the top of the waterfall lead to spectacular views of Killarney’s lakes. If you wish to stay in the locality, check out some Killarney hotels on offer from GoIreland.com
Glencar Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Ireland, standing at 50ft high and located in the beautiful Glencar Lough. The best time to visit here is after a heavy spell of rain when it becomes immediately obvious why this is regarded as one of the most romantic spots in Ireland.
The significance of water for nature, still or flowing, is apparent in this garden.
Intriguing water sound barriers mark a transition into a new area – alternating between loud and barely audible.
Ness Wood Country Park
Ness Wood comprises 50 hectares of mixed woodland known as Ness, Ervey and Tamnymore, in the sheltered Burntollet Valley. The main feature of the Park is a spectacular waterfall (the highest in the province), from which the Park derives its name, based on the Irish ‘an Ias’ or Ness meaning waterfall.
Kilfane Glen And Waterfall
Kilfane, Thomastown , Kilkenny
A romantic woodland garden dating from 1790, Kilfane Glen features winding paths, clifftops, cascading stream, a hermit’s grotto, a waterfall and a tiny cottage orne work their magic on every visitor. Originally part of the demesne of Kilfane House, these planted woods served the visiting gentry as a beauty spot for outings and open air tea parties.