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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  • Stopped here by accident. A great place to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. Easy stroll past sheep and of course the waterfall. Enjoy the view from the parking lot  more »
  • Although very nice it felt touristy. A bit of a walk but not too bad. The parking is easy. It was nice see the sheep grazing so close. Worth a stop.  more »
  • The drive through the valley is worth the eye candy with the extraordinary mountains surrounding you, then to arrive at the car park lined with welcoming sheep and a magnificent lake. You feel like yo...  more »
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  • Quick and easy visit. Short walkway up tip the waterfall. The area was very clean. Go spots to take photos and the info boards were located nearby but not anywhere that cause crowding. The tea shed next door and ice cream can in the car park are great too. Definitely worth stopping in for anyone passing the area.
  • Nice place to stop for a photo if you're passing by, but wouldn't go out of your way to visit. No dogs are allowed and the walk is very short including time for pics it took me less than 10 minutes to complete the loop back to my car.
  • Very nice and easy to get to. The views of the lake from the car park were amazing and very picturesque. The well to the water fall was about 50 meters from where you park. The path was easy to walk even with a 2 year old. This spot makes for great pictures as well. I would definitely recommend this place for a quick stop. There is also a play ground that is ideal for 2-7 year olds. My 10 year old even had a good time on the playground while we're waiting for everyone to get ready to go.
  • Lovely and peaceful. Gorgeous views to the lake. A tea house next to it makes for nice break for tea or ice cream.
  • Beautiful waterfall! Stunning place to see and its free of charge with plenty of parking. Worth a visit.
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