Glencar Lake, Sligo

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Glencar Lake and other attractions in Sligo, use our Sligo travel itinerary planner.
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  • We drove up to see this stunning place just as the sun was setting (only time we could add it in). So glad we did. Sun glinting off the water, rich greens on the surrounding hillsides, a thought of th...  read more »
  • What a gorgeous waterfall underneath massive ranges overlooking Sligo. A must see if you are visiting Sligo 
  • Glencar Lake is exactly as described. It's a lake. Is has water; it has some boats; it has some water plants; it has some lovely mountains as backdrops; it has some nearby waterfalls. In the end, thou...  read more »
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