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, Enniskerry, Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Powerscourt Waterfall is near Ennsikerry in County Wicklow and is has been a popular attraction for over 200 years. It is a beautiful cascade flowing down into the Dargle River and is Ireland's highest at 121m(398ft.) and is 5km from the Main Estate.
Powerscourt Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Ireland at 121 metres. The waterfall is set at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, 5 kilometres 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.
Driving from the gate lodge towards the waterfall, visitors are surrounded by beech, oak, larch and pine trees, some of which were planted over 200 years ago. There are also 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 80 metres 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.
The waterfall is a favourite area for family picnics and visitors are also welcome to enjoy a barbeque. There is a vast amount of space to keep children entertained and a playground for younger children.