Glencar Lake, Sligo

(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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  • If you want to see spectacular scenery, in a short amount of time, and are travelling between Sligo and Donegal, then go to Glencar lake. If feeling even moderately energetic, a short walk to the wate...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit. Pity the cafe was not open as there were lots of people about. Great play area for kids. Parking area as well. 
  • Beautiful views and good coffee at the local tea shed. Great waterfall and walks up the benbulben mountain