We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Powerscourt Waterfall

Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Glendalough Private Half-Day Tour from Dublin with Powerscourt Waterfall
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest at 121m (398ft). It is set in North County Wicklow just outside Enniskerry Village. The magnificent Waterfall cascades down over the granite rocks from the peatlands above. The crystal clear water flows down to the river below where it continues on its journey out to sea at Bray. The valley itself was carved out by a glacier during the ice age! Today Powerscourt is a haven for some of Ireland's wildlife, flora and fauna. The Sikka deer were first introduced here by Lord Powerscourt in 1858. The Waterfall is best seen just after heavy rain and the sheer volume of water and noise is certainly a sight to behold. The Waterfall is an ideal location for summer picnics and barbecues. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained. There is also a playground for younger children. Don't fret if you forget your picnic as there is a kiosk on site that serves everything from coffee and tea to hot-dogs and ice-cream. The kiosk is open everyday from the 1st June to the end of August and year round at weekends, if weather permits. There is ample car parking and toilet facilities at the waterfall. Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash. Take time to explore the pathways that meander through the flora and fauna, walk along the woodland pathways and listen to the birdsong.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“entrance fee” (30 reviews)
“picnic tables” (18 reviews)
Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 204 6000

Similar Things to Do in Enniskerry

Write a Review
Reviews (804)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 804 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth the visit, beautiful natural surroundings. So peaceful, we were lucky to have had a lovely day but the area and walks would be nice any time of the year.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed yesterday

A “Mighty” fall of 121 meters!! It’s not spectacular. Good to take the kids for a picknick or a light meal from the café.

Thank Centh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful site; nice falls; easy access; well maintained; if you like walks and nature scenes, you do not want to skip this site. There was a €5.50 each (senior) entry fee. It has a snack bar in the park, and plenty of wonderful spots for...More

Thank Life-travelers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very picturesque and natural, lovely walk to, from and around the waterfall. Surroundings are so lush and green and we couldn't have picked a better day than the longest day of the year (June 21st) and it was a sunny day. Great facilities for picnics...More

Thank MaireAnne2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a quick detour. If you have time use some of the many walks which are signposted. Reasonable shop close by for snacks etc. Also has a kids playground and lost of seating areas. It is a little walk down but if you are...More

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is just beautiful and so worth a visit. The day we visited the weather was fantastic and the place was full of families having picnics and bbqs which gave the most wonderful atmosphere. There's lots of room here to have a picnic or bbq....More

Thank kkgirl08
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive in was a bit challenging but fun on the narrow roads! The waterfall itself was amazing and you can walk right up to the bottom of it. We did most of the walking trail, which isn't very long. We were lucky and got...More

Thank ajoconnor23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a glorious hot sunny June day after a very wet May so the waterfall was certainly at its best! Definitely worth a visit. The only flip side was it was absolutely jammed solid with people. The nearest parking is just in a...More

Thank acemedsec
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to this place was insane but fun. The waterfall was pretty and we got some really good pictures. There is not a lot to do but if you enjoy the beauty of nature its a great place to visit. There is a little...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if you are in the area and have some time as it is not far from Powerscourt house and gardens. It is a bit of a walk from the car park, closer if you are having a picnic or BBQ. It is...More

Thank bionicbooth
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Terrace Cafe at Powerscourt
363 reviews
4.57 km away
79 reviews
5.51 km away
Firehouse Bakery
112 reviews
7.95 km away
The Grange Kitchen
133 reviews
4.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Powerscourt Gardens and House
1,971 reviews
4.52 km away
Glen of the Downs Golf Club
22 reviews
6.33 km away
Victor's Way
112 reviews
6.85 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dear sirs, We have a valid 6 months Visa for the UK. Is it possible that we can travel to your hotel Powerscourt Enniskerry Ireland on this visa and what is the local currency there. My husband and I are from India. Your reply will be much appreciated. Best Rgds, Sunita mehra
3 May 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from RemonYoussef | Reviewed this property |
The currency here is Euro and I think you should have a separate visa to Ireland.