Glencar Waterfall, Leitrim

Visit a truly romantic spot at Glencar Waterfall, near Glencar Lake. Especially impressive after rain, the waterfall can be easily reached by a short wooded walk. Consider packing food for an outdoor lunch at one of the picnic tables provided. You can also buy coffee, tea, and ice cream here, plus you'll find information kiosks on-site if you have questions. Plan your Glencar Waterfall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carrick-on-Shannon using our Carrick-on-Shannon travel planner.
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  • If you are based in Sligo, I advise you to go to these waterfalls and enjoy this beautiful drive along the Glencar Lake (see also the page of this lake in TripAdvisor). Free parking will allow you to park your car and a path will lead you to quite provided falls for the Ireland. Beware, this activity will take you all day and do not expect to see huge falls. Put this in the Irish context (small country with few massifs) and enjoy the show.
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  • Glencar Lake waterfall is located a few hundred meters upstream of the Lake. Reachable by car from Sligo and surrounding areas, the area has a large free car park with toilets, a point for tourist information and a nice bar. The waterfall is easily accessible by road with a route quite a marked and paved. To see if you are in the area.
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  • The opinions do not match reality. It is certainly a beautiful waterfall - but nothing compared to a waterfall in mountainous place is touristy and laid out for all types of travellers. Free entrance and parking
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  • The waterfall was nice with a relaxing walk around the area. The view of the rest of the area waa fantastic, well worth a visit. Coffee shop was very expensive but very comfortable. Ice from the ice cream van made the kids day.
  • Beautiful falls to explore. Paved walking trail that loops around the river and falls. From parking lot there is a nice view of the lake. We bought soft serve ice cream with a chocolate piece (a single whippy with a flake) and sat to enjoy the view. Bathrooms available here. Also sheep grazing in the fields were fun to watch.
  • The waterfall itself is pretty nice but surrounding location is what makes the beaten track worth going off. Glencar lake and the mountain peaks are very picturesque. The tearoom beside the lake looked very nice and had a great smell of fresh baking but I was only after breakfast unfortunately so I didn't go in.
  • Only short walk from the main car park. Very nice place well worth the visit.
  • Nice. Good parking and free public toilets. The walk to the waterfall is paved and has stairs you can climb to get closer. Free. There is also a café and a playground for kids. We spent about 10 mins there as there is only so much one can see of a waterfall but I don't regret the visit. Handy stopping point on your way elsewhere.

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