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Torc Waterfall, Killarney

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A convenient place to start your exploration of Ireland's oldest national park, Torc Waterfall offers panoramic views of the region's three interlinked lakes. You can reach the base of the waterfall via a short trail through a densely wooded area, covered in moss and known for attracting herds of native red deer. This waterfall is an important natural landmark on one of the country's major long-distance walks, a 214 km (133 mi) long circular trail that begins and ends in the nearby town of Killarney. You can access this popular trail by ascending a series of steps just to the left of the waterfall. To see the fall at its full glory, visit after a heavy rain. Use our Killarney vacation route planner to add Torc Waterfall and other attractions to your Killarney vacation plans.
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  • We have seen the falls during a Rundwanderubg in the National Park. The great waterfall it is very crowded and rather a mass migration. The runs are in the National Park, away from the cases but. So to recommend, but only in conjunction with a circular route.
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  • This is a great place to stop and take a break from driving. There are toilet facilities and refreshment trucks here. It is a very short walk up a slight slope through a beautiful moss-covered forest ...  more »
  • Waterfalls in the Killarney National park, which we visited on our hike through the National Park offer beautiful spectacle of nature.
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  • A great little waterfall. Superb for taking photos even with loads of people around. There is a car park nearby and a public toilet. You can also park down the road and take a quick talk up to the main car park.
  • Worth the walk. It's a lovely little waterfall. From the car park there are three circular walks which you can tag on to the Torc Waterfall walk but there are some relatively steep steps going down to it. For an easier and flatter walk park in the Muckross Manor grounds. It was a wet day during our visit but I can imagine it being much busier during holidays and sunny days.
  • Small Dam and falls at the upper parking area, an easy 150ft from the parking lot. Large falls are approximately a 20min walk (.3mi) down the trail, large stone staircase down to the falls. A few great lookout views on the way down. Keep a lookout on the drive in and out for deer, we saw 4 approx 10m off the road in the woods.
  • Stone throw from the town and you have this magnificent stroll in nature! We raced up the steps which made us really appreciate the effort put into hand laying those stone slabs!
  • The walk to the waterfall from the car park will take your breath away.. It is stunning with exceptionally tall trees that grow to the sky. It was a fantastic walk.. Probably less than a KM .. I guess it was around 600 metres. An easy walk. The entry is free and the car park is free but can be very busy. Enjoy the walk, take a lot of pics and don't be disappointed by the waterfall cos it ain't going to be a roaring huge waterfall. I give this 4 star only because the waterfall is small but the walk is so stunning that you just shouldn't miss this place. A good photo opportunity with the tall trees.

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Where to stay in Killarney

Travelers visit Killarney for the national park surrounding it, and there are plenty of places to stay in town that capitalize on the natural beauty of the valley setting. Because of its popularity, Killarney has more hotel beds than any other town or city in Ireland other than Dublin. Stay at a hotel or hostel in the town's center near the bustling corner of Main Street and East Avenue Road, or find a place along the side streets off Main Street for easy access to tourist shops, local pubs, and restaurants. There are plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts or guesthouses just within walking distance from the center, or you can stay outside of town at a scenic farmhouse or luxurious resort.
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