Glencar Lake, Sligo

4.8
#3 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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  • August 16, 2017
    This Lake must be related with the TripAdvisor "Glencar Waterfall" page. The road that runs along the Lake is beautiful and I advise you to do a time dry (yes I know, difficult in Ireland) to enjoy the beautiful light and the goshawks mountains. I put all similarly warn visitors: do not there just for the Lake, it would be the time lost, but enjoy to go and see the waterfalls at the end of the road!
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  • August 9, 2017
    On a road trip between Donegal and Sligo we took a detour to Glencar Lake and Waterfall on a beautiful sunny day. Views and location were worth it. Car parking, toilets and refreshments available. Wat...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Lovely around glencar, the waterfalls are lovely. plenty parking the steps and scenery are brill. Really enjoyed it.  more »

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Where to stay in Sligo

The town of Sligo boasts a number of lovely accommodations, including hostels and guesthouses, while the landscape surrounding the town is dotted with hotels catering to a range of budgets. If you want to surf away your holiday or explore the setting that inspired Yeats, stay in a bed and breakfast in Sligo town along Old Dublin Road. If you prefer to stay in a more natural setting, explore options in the surrounding countryside. In either case, you will be able to access the alluring coast and the town's historical monuments easily.
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