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Powerscourt Waterfall


Located at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Waterfall is Ireland's highest waterfall.

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. But be mindful of the other inhabitants of the parkland! It is a haven for wildlife and children can have fun trying to spot some of the locals – the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler. Some other inhabitants are the Sika Deer which were introduced to Ireland in 1858 and there may be a red squirrel or two.

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.


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 two weeks before Christmas



The Waterfall is located 6km from Powerscourt Estate. From Dublin City and Wexford take Exit 8. After 2 km take the first left towards Enniskerry and follow the signs for Powerscourt Waterfall.


Find Powerscourt Waterfall by car:

Direction from Dublin City Centre/M50

Take the N11 southbound (Wexford). At approximately 19km , take exit 7 for Bray south, Enniskerry, Powerscourt Gardens. Turn left at roundabout, over flyover and rejoin N11 heading north. Take first left for Enniskerry Village (Exit 6a). Continue along road to Enniskerry Village. Take the road to the left of the clock tower, in the village square, continue up steep hill for 600m. Powerscourt entrance is on the right-hand side opposite church entrance.


Accessibility at Powerscourt Waterfall:

• Parking: There is ample parking at the waterfall, close to the refreshment area and toilet facilities.
• Toilets: There are disabled toilets available at the waterfall.
• Access: The areas surrounding the waterfall are largely accessible for wheelchair.

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