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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  • Marked on the map but easy to miss if your travelling in the wrong direction unusually wide. Worth seeing this one and the one at powerscourt.  more »
  • Travelling back to Dublin along the quiet scenic road, we were awed to see this majestic sight appear through the roadside bushes. What an amazing sight. We never knew it existed. We found a spot to p...  more »
  • It's well worth stopping here if you're out driving the Wicklow mountains. It's a real gem in the mountains.  more »
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  • Stunning falls! Technically a cascade but stunning all the same! As a landscape photographer its always great to capture the beauty of this landmark !
  • Very scenic and beautiful waterfall
  • Nice scenery
  • Well worth coming up here when the river is in full flow against the lush countryside. We had a campervan and stayed a few nights.
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Immerse yourself in the Vale of Glendalough's beautiful nature by spending a holiday at one of its picturesque guesthouses or bed and breakfasts. Most travelers come to this valley to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, and local accommodations do their best to bring together nature and the comforts of home. There are a number of hotels in the town center. While you'll find more affordable optionsĀ outside of town, you will probably need access to a car to easily get around the area. Hostels provide a place for backpackers on a budget seeking outdoor adventure.
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