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Glencar Lake

Glencar Lake

Glencar Lakes straddles the border between counties Leitrim and Sligo  and with its dramatic steep cliffs, you will notice a series of waterfalls cascading from the heights above, writes Martin Branagan.


Glencar waterfall is perhaps the most dramatic descending from a 50ft rocky headland into a deep pool below in a haze of white spray.


The Car Park at Glencar Lake provides access to three alternative routes to the waterfall itself, the lake shore road walk and the “bog road” providing access to a spectacular semi-wilderness area in the Dartry Mountains.


The Lake Shore – The walk along the lake shore is linear in nature, gentle in gradient and uses the public road which is generally quiet.

The road hugs the shore line and provides wonderful views over the expanse of the lake. This walk gives the visitor a discreet view of the vast array of bird and animal life which thrive on the lake.

Did you know?
The famous poet W.B.Yeats immortalised the waterfall in his poem “the Stolen Child”. Where the Wandering Water gushes, from the hills above Glencar”.


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Martin Branagan is a co-founder of and is passionate about promoting Leitrim as a tourist destination. Under the LoveLeitrim banner, Martin is touring the county in search of its hidden gems.

A Dubliner by birth and Leitrim resident by choice, Martin can be contacted on +353 (0)86 173 8417 for all advertising queries.


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