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Powerscourt Waterfall Powerscourt Waterfall, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry


Opening Times

Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec 10.30am - 4.00pm Mar/Apr/Sept/Oct 10.30am - 5.30pm May/Jun/July/Aug 9.30am - 7.00pm Closed 2 weeks prior to Christmas


00 353 1204 6000

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Powerscourt Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Ireland at 121m (398ft.)The waterfall is set at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, 5km from Powerscourt House And Gardens. Visitors have been coming to Powerscourt Waterfall for over 200 years, attracted by the beautiful cascade flowing down into the Dargle river.

As you drive from the gate lodge towards the Waterfall you are surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees, some of which were planted over 200 years ago. Look out for the Giant Redwood or Sequoia trees which are native to California and were planted at Powerscourt sometime after 1860. In their native land they may grow up to 80m high and live for 4,000 years. The trees at Powerscourt are still youngsters!

The waterfall is a haven for wildlife and children will have fun trying to spot some of the locals - the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler. The 7th Viscount Powerscourt established a deer park at the waterfall and in 1858 successfully introduced the Japanese Sika deer to Ireland. As well as the deer, you may spot a red squirrel or two.

The waterfall is a favourite area for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a BBQ. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children.


Adults €5.50 Student/OAP €5.00 Child (U16) €3.50 Children (U2) Free Family Ticket €16.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children)


There is a refreshment kiosk on site that serves a variety of snacks and drinks including Coffee, Tea, Hotdogs and ice cream. The kiosk is open every day from the 1st June to the end of August and year round at weekends – weather permitting.

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