Benefits of the Waterfall

Benefits of the Waterfall

  • Powerscourt is Ireland’s highest waterfall
  • It offers a chance to experience the natural phenomenon of a waterfall
  • The sound and motion that water produces is relaxing
  • Ions which are associated with waterfalls and energise us and help us feel relaxed
  • It has unusual tree species and some of the highest trees in Ireland
  • The Interesting history
  • Lord Powerscourt Deer Park and introduction of Sika Deer to Ireland
  • Picturesque place to spend time
  • It’s aesthetic qualities – natural beauty, scenic spot, place to relax
  • Time with family and friends
  • Offers clean air, purifying place
  • Provides wildlife sightings
  • Place to enjoy a meal
  • Children’s playground
  • Place that you can freely walk your dog
  • Ease of access – near Dublin and motorway

Negative Ions are Positive. Air near waterfalls, mountains, beaches and forests are among those places where ionization levels are the highest and in complete and natural balance.
For example you may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall or immediately after spring thunderstorms.

Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. Negative ions are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air and water. They are odorless, tasteless, and invisible and we inhale them in abundance in certain environments

Our modern homes and offices seal out negative ions forcing us to live in unhealthy environments. Computer terminals, fluorescent lighting, forced air ventilation systems, and modern building materials generate an over abundance of positive ions. Positive ions make us feel tired, depressed and irritable. Balancing the ionization in your home and workplace may help you live a healthier life.

Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit avoca.com for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠