Glencar Lake, Sligo

4.8
#2 of 11 in Nature in Sligo
The 8 km (5 mi) of Glencar Lake let you experience ample trails around the Irish countryside. Follow the short trail near the lake to the northeast corner, where you'll find a 15 m (49.2 ft) waterfall featured in some of William Butler Yeats' poetry. Fish for trout and salmon in the lake, and stop for a picnic at one of the many scenic spots. Wear suitable footwear if you're hiking up to the best viewpoints, as the wet conditions can make it quite slippery. Paths to the waterfall are wheelchair accessible. Plan to visit Glencar Lake during your Sligo vacation using our convenient Sligo trip planner .
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  • This is a must visit if you are in the North-West. The kids will love it because after they see the beautiful waterfall they can have a lovely time playing in the playground situated beside the cafe "...  more »
  • There are two parking one main for small waterfall.only 5 minuts walk and other one the big chimney devil around 30minutes walk to the top up to.hill so nice and walking throught forest  more »
  • Nice place and worth a stop if you are passing through the area. Good parking and there is a lovely little cafe for a Cup of Tea and a Scone. Nice little walk up to the waterfall and the view of the l...  more »
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  • Wow Lovely Spot views amazing bring a picnic
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