Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Glencar Waterfall

The poet, W. B. Yeats, mentioned this waterfall in one of his poems:

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glencar,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star...

...and ever since then it has become increasingly famous. When we were there last week there must have been at least thirty visitors visiting.

The waterfall is hidden from the road, but in the past you could see it from the hill across the valley. Now the trees have grown up and you may only hear the roar of it. It isn't very tall, but the volume of water is strong, and when the wind comes from the south it creates an optical illusion so that the water appears to be flowing straight upwards!

1 comment:

  1. How interesting! I'm really going to have to come visit.


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