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-19 Notification 4

Powerscourt Estate – Closure

(Effective 22.03.20)

In the interest of public safety and the absolute requirement for social distancing, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.

We have given the situation a great deal of thought and we understand that our visitors will be disappointed by this and we apologise for the inconvenience it may cause, particularly when being outside in nature is beneficial for mental and physical health.

At this time, we all have a social responsibility, including Powerscourt Estate, to minimise any harm to our friends, colleagues, and families.  We will be reviewing this situation on an ongoing basis.  Please keep an eye on the News Section of our website and social media for updates.

Thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Estate before not too long.  We hope you and your families are keeping safe.

Best wishes,

Powerscourt Management

Please be informed with a great deal of thought and in the interest of public safety, we have decided to close the Estate, including the House, Gardens, River Walk and Waterfall, until further notice.