Glenmacnass Waterfall, Laragh

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The Glenmacnass Waterfall is a waterfall on the Glenmacnass River and constitutes the beginning of the Glenmacnass valley. The valley ends near the village of Laragh in County Wicklow and can be easily traversed by the Military Road joining Sally Gap to Laragh.River and waterfallThe river begins high up on the south east quadrant of Mullaghcleevaun mountain, the second tallest of the Wicklow Mountains at 849m, then flows down the surrounding mountains to the waterfall top at 350+/-. The waterfall consists of 3 staggered drops down to 270+/-.It continues through the valley and joins the river Avonmore at Laragh. It is later joined by the river Avonbeg to become the river Avoca and eventually flows into the Irish Sea at the coastal town called Arklow.ValleyThe valley was carved out during the last glacial period called the quaternary glaciation or Ice Age, which dates from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present. The Military Road joining Sally Gap to Laragh passes through the valley running parallel to the river.
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  • Gorgeous valley scenery only minutes from Glendalough and totally worth a trip. Narrow road can be tough in bad weather.  more »
  • We enjoyed the beauty of the waterfall, great natural feature in an Irish landscape... Well worth a visit.  more »
  • My wife and I were lucky enough to stumble across this magnificent Waterfall whilst driving on Old Military Road through the Wicklow National Park and it was a great find I have to say. The Glenmacnas...  more »
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  • Beware of thieves!!! We stopped at the parking lot at the top, got out (locked the car) to take pictures. We were gone for 5 minutes, during which time someone smashed a window and stole a bag from our car. Don't feel safe because it seems like a rural country road, thieves "patrol" the area regularly. Also... the water was tinted a yellowish-brown color... I don't know why, but it didn't look like something that you'd want to drink.
  • Amazing valley with a waterfall, river, forests and a farm down there. It's a perfect place for chilling in a sunny day or, if you're a photographer, this is a great spot to capture the beauty of the valley
  • Love this place, all though a great sight its always more stunning after heavy rainfall,
  • Unexpected waterfall on the Old Military Road. There are several spots on the road to take in the views and snap a few photos. Be careful to fully park off the road as with most in rural Ireland, the roads are narrow.
  • Beautiful place for a short break.

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