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Powerscourt Waterfall

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Powerscourt Waterfall (Irish: Eas Chúirt an Phaoraigh) is a waterfall near Enniskerry, County Wicklow, in Ireland, located in a valley surrounded by Djouce Mountain and the Great Sugar Loaf. At a height of 121 metres (397 ft), it is the highest waterfall on the island.

The waterfall and surrounding valley are owned by the Powerscourt Estate.

History

In August 1821, during the visit of King George IV to Ireland, Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt decided to dam the waterfall, so that he could release a torrent while the two stood on the bridge below the falls. The king was unable to leave a banquet at Powerscourt House; however when the water was finally released, the bridge was washed away.

References

See also

  • Powerscourt Estate

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Ellen H
12 August 2012
Wear non-slip shoes. If you see people making sail boats from trash and trying to float them down the river, you will need to speak German to explain why that's a bad idea. Clean up after yourself.
Imanol A
31 March 2013
Too expensive for just a waterfall. Find somewhere to park before the checkpoint and walk.
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1.3km from Wicklow Way, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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