If you are looking for a special walk this one has to be it. Before you come to Glencar Waterfall (on the Sligo side) you will see some car parking spaces and a wooden gate signposting this waterfall. At 150 metres or 492 it’s higher than Powerscourt Waterfall.
It’s a steep enough walk in places and you will be walking through farmland so if you are bringing a dog do keep it on a lead. It also gives you the chance to see sheep, donkeys and chickens on the way. The walk is well worth it as the views are spectacular. As for the waterfall itself it’s always better after a heavy rainfall and when it’s windy it blows upwards. Locals also call it The Devil’s Chimney or the Bride’s Veil.
It’s also worth visiting the waterfall when it’s cold. The photo above was taken during the Beast from the East.
You can also see the waterfall if you park at the lay-by on the main N16 road overlooking Glencar Valley, this is a great spot to see it blow upwards especially if you have binoculars.
You can find out more about this walk over on Sligo Walks
If you are parking near the waterfall don’t leave any belongings in your car as there have been a few break ins over the last few months.