Glenmacnass Waterfall, Laragh

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#4 of 9 in Nature in County Wicklow
Glenmacnass Waterfall (Irish: Gleann Log an Easa, meaning "The glen of the hollow of the waterfall") is an 80-metre high waterfall situated at the head of the Glenmacnass Valley in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. The Glenmacnass Waterfall is a popular tourist destination and scenic viewpoint area in the Wicklow Mountains. The Waterfall is bounded to the west by Tonelagee, and to the east by Scarr mountain. The entire Glenmacnass Valley can be accessed by the R115 road (also called the Military Road), which connects the Sally Gap in the north, to the village of Laragh in the south.
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  • Nice scenic waterfall to stop at coming across the mountains from glendalough. One of the many gems across the Wicklow mountains.  more »
  • We stopped here after visting Glendalough on our way to Dublin through Sallys gap. Not too far drive for anyone visting Glendalough nice place to stop and watch the gorgoues waterfall. You cant go...  more »
  • We were driving Sally Gap/Old Military Rd and came around a bend and saw this waterfall ahead of us a ways. Surprise, surprise. We could not park as folks had parked helter skelter. I did take some...  more »
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  • A stunning waterfall. Take a quick stop and a short hike here. Then drive down the road to the front side of the waterfall and bask in its magnificence. You also might be lucky enough to observe a sheep herder and his dog moving sheep through the pastures below.
  • This view will take your breath away, I've never seen such a view with sooooo many waterfalls!!!!
  • There is a car parking a few 100 m ahead, so park you car and go on foot on the road. You can even jump on the other side of the river and check it from there. Quite beautiful with the view from the valley and it wont take much to see as its by the road anyways. I do recommend.
  • If you check out the waterfall from the roadway it's really nice and I have always wanted to take photos from the bottom of the falls looking up. I picked an overcast and cold day known I would have the place to myself and even at 64 years of age I climbed down the steep valley walls and got the photos I was after. In summer this place is packed and if you visit you will see why yourself. I'm overjoyed that I made it down and up again safely but as they say of TV, dont try this a home. Never leave valuables in your car, all to often people return and find the car window broken. Enjoy
  • Paved trail going from the parking lot to the top. Awesome bridge partway up the waterfall where you can feel the splash of one of the falls landings. Petty busy when we went late afternoon on a weekday.

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