Glencar Lake, Sligo

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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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  • Glencar lake is about a 15 minute drive from Sligo town. It is a very tranquil area with the lake, sheep grazing in the field and most notably the waterfall. The waterfall which is not big is a short ...  more »
  • such a lovely setting and the people nearby are so helpful,located not to far from the waterfall .the kids really enjoyed the visit  more »
  • A stunning place to stop and take in the breathtaking views of Southern Ireland. Ample free parking by the lake to walk up to Glencar waterfall and a good tea room which offers the most amazing home m...  more »