Glencar Waterfall, Leitrim

(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Glencar Waterfall on your holiday in Carrick-on-Shannon, and find out what else Carrick-on-Shannon has to offer, use our Carrick-on-Shannon trip builder.
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  • Lovely drive to the waterfall when coming from the area of Manorhamilton. A nice easy walk up to the waterfall from the adequate car park at Glencar Lough and really worthwhile making the effort. Shou...  more »
  • We had beautiful weather and the waterfall was nice. The road back to the waterfall was curved and narrow. The onsite food service was outstanding  more »
  • We stayed in Carrick-on-Shannon over the weekend for a family meeting and went to the Glencar Waterfall on a beautiful sunny day. It was worth the one hour drive, great landscape, nice waterfall. Abou...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful place, Quiet, peaceful, rarely crowded, easy to get at. There is a short loop walk on the site that takes you up to the waterfall and then back down, ending just at the small coffee shop. If you do the walk, you will have done just enough to earn a cup of coffee or better, tea.
  • Very popular tourism destination, largely pushed from reference to the waterfall in the W.B. Yeats Poem, Stolen Child. The main waterfall here always looks magnificent. Walkways to the waterfall are forever being improved and made more accessible for those with walking difficultites. Th car park is large, never seems over full, very well maintained toilet facilities, excellent signage, and a modern style tearoom. My reasons for not giving 5 stars are that the modern tea room I think spoils the ambience. A better design could have happened. I also have a bias for liking the Devil's Chimney waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland, just 1 km west of here.
  • The falls are of a moderate size in a nice, natural setting. The walk to the falls is pleasant and short.
  • Another outstanding area of natural beauty on the Emerald Isle. Glencar Lough is a lovely little lake surrounded by mountains and pastures full of sheep. Glencar Waterfall is a short (and easy; nice path) walk from the parking lot.
  • Short walk to a beautiful waterfall - and thanks to the Irish weather it's always flowing heavily! The tea shop has been closed both times we visited (outside of peak season), but we have heard good things about it so hopefully will get there in the summer.