Torc Waterfall

A trip out to see Torc Waterfall is essential for any visit to Killarney. The waterfall stands at 20 metres high and 110 metres long. See this iconic landmark in all its glory as its powerful waters crash down its 20 meter high face. The waterfall was formed by the Owengarriff River as it drains from the Devil’s Punchbowl on Mangerton Mountain.

There are plenty of amazing photo opportunities at Torc Waterfall of both the waterfall itself and by taking a trip up the steps beside the waterfall there are wonderful views of both Muckross House & Gardens and the Lakes of Killarney. There is a good reason why this is one of Killarney’s favourite landmarks.

The Waterfall is also in close proximity to many other fantastic trails as well for all anyone looking to explore the great outdoors of Killarney.

Torc Waterfall is located approximately 7km outside of Killarney Town and 2.5km from the motor entrance to Muckross House and Gardens. Follow the N71 out and there is a signposted carpark at the bottom of the steps up the waterfall with additional parking available in the Torc Upper Carpark. You can also walk to the waterfall by going through Muckross Gardens.

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Muckross House & Gardens

An absolute marvel in the heart of Killarney National Park, found perfectly at the end of the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens is  a 19th century Victorian Estate located on the banks of Muckross Lake. Take a tour of the house or explore the pristine gardens, this is one of the most breath taking attractions in all of County Kerry.

Cardiac Hill

One of Killarney’s most well known secrets, the hike or run up this hill is challenging but well worth it for the views at the top overlooking the Lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.  Found just beside Torc Waterfall it’s well worth a trip up and down for those looking for an active holiday.

Torc Mountain

Torc is home a famous waterfall and a 535m hike up to the summit of the mountain. Torc is one of the easiest mountains to summit in Killarney with a clearly laid out path all the way to the top. The views of Killarney National Park and the Lakes are unparalled from the peak.

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