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Torc Waterfall
Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall

Free admission
Rossnahowgarry, Killarney, Ireland

The Basics

The Torc Waterfall is approximately 70 feet (20 meters) high and cascades down a series of boulders, turning part-way down the slope as it falls. A short, 650-foot (200-meter) walk takes you to a viewing platform for the waterfall; continue up the path, and you’ll reach a second platform with views of Muckross Lake.

You can see the waterfall while driving the Ring of Kerry (a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula) or exploring Killarney National Park. Many tours of the region include stops at the falls along with other notable sights.

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Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
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$12.18 per adult
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Unfortunately when I booked this...
Unfortunately when I booked this tour I thought even though we arrived in Killarney late we would get a full tour Starting the tour at 4:20 only allowed for one stop but the driver was very kind. Others on the shuttle bus looked pleased so I think it would be a good way to see the sights
Lorraine D, Jun 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Killarney

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I am so glad that I booked to go on...
Edward S, Jul 2017
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
I am so glad that I booked to go on the shuttle. The driver was very helpful and had various suggestions about where we got off and in what order. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the various places we visited and in particulr the Torc Waterfall.
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We didn't get to this shuttle...
Janet O, Sep 2016
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
We didn't get to this shuttle either. So we went to Muckross house and a quaint looking man with long red eyebrows asked if we would like to hire a ride on a carriage so that's what we did. Everything turned out swell and we were happy again!
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This was a great way to get around...
Cynthia Faye F, Apr 2017
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
This was a great way to get around the National Park and take a break from driving for an afternoon. Our driver, whose name I sadly didn't ask, was wonderful and went out of his way to make sure we knew when and where to met him on his return. He was always at least 5 minutes early. It was A service all the way!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no admission fee to see Torc Waterfall.

  • The waterfall is at its most dramatic after rainy weather.

  • The gravel path that leads to the Torc Waterfall is wheelchair and stroller accessible, but you have to climb stone steps to reach the higher scenic viewpoint.

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How to Get There

Torc Waterfall is located about four miles from Killarney. To reach the waterfall, take the N71 road through the park; there is a free parking lot near the waterfall, just south of Muckross House. You can also reach the falls while hiking along the Kerry Way or the (much shorter) Muckross Lake Loop. Alternatively, visit on a tour of the region that includes transportation.

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When to Get There

Summer is the most popular time of year to visit County Kerry and Killarney National Park. For a more peaceful visit, visit during late spring or early fall. To avoid crowds at any time, visit the falls in the morning or toward evening.

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Walking the Kerry Way

The Torc Waterfall is one of the many sights on the Kerry Way, a walking route that stretches for about 125 miles through County Kerry’s beautiful landscapes. This is one of Ireland’s longest and most popular signposted walking trails and takes eight days or longer to complete. The route follows small roads, abandoned coach roads, and well-trodden paths, and hikers can stay in local towns, farmhouses, and a variety of hotels along the way.

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