What Is Glencar waterfall
The Glencar waterfall which lies on the County Leitrim border is a large 50 foot waterfall, and has a loop walk where you get right up close to this majestic fall.
It is known that to be the inspiration behind one of Ireland’s favourite and rightly famous poets, William Butler Yeats. The waterfall itself actually features in his poem the “Stolen Child”.
The Glencar waterfall and 0.48 km, loop walk trail near Glencar, County Leitrim. An easy route, it takes on average of 15 min to complete depending on time spent looking at the waterfall itself. With the short distance and quick turnaround the trail is great for families.
Close proximity to Glencar Lough and the Glencar walking tracks and access to one of the largest waterfalls in Ireland the Devils Chimney. The whole area links into the 5 Glens Atlantic loop. This loop is a idea developed by local businesses to help promote local tourism. Its aim is to grow economical prospect for the local counties in the North West Region, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal, Cavan, Fermanagh and Roscommon.
To find out more on this loop check the useful resource below.
Coffee shop and kids play area add to the options for refreshments and entertainment and perfect way to end the Glencar experience.
Where is Glencar waterfall
The waterfall is located about 15 minutes from Sligo Town centre, although the waterfall is in County Leitrim as it is just over the boarder.
How to get there
Plan your trip to Glencar via Google Maps planner.
The waterfall and walking track at Glencar is free to use
Glencar Waterfall hours are always open, for the Tea Shed Cafe at Glencar check Grab a coffee section below.
Grab A coffee
The TeaShed cafe on the Glencar site serves great coffee with perfect views of the Glencar Lough.
View TeaShed Facebook page for opening hours and more information.
Where to eat
Sligo town is only 15 minutes from Glencar and one of our favourites is Sweet Beat Cafe. This is known as one of the best cafes in Ireland and is multi award winning.
Formoyle, Glencar, Co. Leitrim
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Other Things to do in leitrim
- Shed Gin Distillery
- Lough Rynn Castle
- Devils Chimney
- Eagles Rock
- Parke’s Castle
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