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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 13, 2017
    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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  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 4, 2017
    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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