Glencar Waterfall is 50ft high and is situated at Glencar Lough and served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’
‘Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,’
The waterfall is really impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk. The waterfall amenity includes a children’s playground, picnic areas, café facilities, tourism information and ample parking. There are more waterfalls visible from the road although none are quite as romantic as this one.
Entry to the site is free and there is a free car park, picnic area, public toilets, playground, tearoom and Tourist Information point. This site is wheelchair friendly. Glencar Waterfall is situated 11km west of Manorhamilton, County Leitrim