Glencar Waterfall, Leitrim

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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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  • Visit glencar most years we come to this area and am never disappointed with it. Beautiful area and lovely cafe and play area for the kids.  more »
  • The Glencar Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Leitrim County Council have built a beautiful pathway up to the waterfall which follows the bank of the river. At the top th...  more »
  • We go here on a regular time to visit the coffee shop which is very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. .. kids friendly playground also there and the waterfall is lovely too on a sunny day.  more »
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  • 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.
  • It's such a beautiful place, the views of the mountains and the lake is stunning and then the waterfall it's self is just beautiful. There are public toilets by the car park and benches around to sit on even on the way up to the waterfall. There are maybe about 20 steps up to the waterfall but if you have a buggy or wheelchair the waterfall is fully visible from the bottom of the steps. The teashed cafe at the entrance if the waterfall has a play ground for the kids and they do lovely home made cakes, good coffee and even a range of gifts.
  • A nice waterfall in a lovely setting. Very short walk around the area and with all the bins when I visited I got plagued by wasp's , and I hate wasp's. That's the only negative really there is a free car park across the road and a lovely cafe at the start of the walk with a playground for the little ones. On a sunny day it's well worth the 20 minute drive from Sligo town and the lake is stunning worth a visit.
  • Spectacular waterfall but requires a short hike up a signposted track. Attractive coffee shop nearby and also a spacious carpark overlooking the lake, with well maintained toilets. In season, there is often a locally owned ice cream van.
  • Beautiful place. Very suitable for families with a playground and ice cream van. The area around the waterfall is very well looked after.

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