Torc Waterfall Killarney
A visit to Torc Waterfall is well worthwhile while visiting Killarney, it is 4.5km from Killarney on the N71 to Kenmare. Other interests in the area include the following :
The Lake Hotel
Muckross Abbey (free)
Muckross House (Gardens free)
Torc Mountain (free)
Muckross Traditional Farms
Dinis Cottage Tea Rooms
Torc Waterfall in viewed on a pathway that had many walking options you can enjoy, there are three main walking routes that can me taken here, they are mostly well tree lined so are ideal in wet weather, you can also climb the the top of Torc Mountain where you can get an amazing view of Killarney National park. From the carpark its about a 300 m walk to see the waterfall in its most spectacular form, an ideal place to take images of movies on your camera.
You can Drive to Torc Waterfall, Cycle or Walk, you can even get a Jaunting Car (horse and carriage) or the new Red Bus which stops at the Waterfall and is available from Killarney.
We recommend walking and cycling that way you get to see more of the National Park and can easily stop at the Abbey, House and gardens in Muckross.
Points of Interest :
Torc Waterfall originates from the “Devil’s Punchbowl” a Glacial lake on the top of Mangerton Mountain, it once supplied water to the town of Killarney. It flows into the Middle Lake and then on into the Lower Lake before entering the Laune River and then entering the Atlantis Ocean.