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Torc Waterfall

Killarney National Park, Ireland

     Torc Waterfall, a picturesque 60-foot cascade along the Owengarriff River, is a classic Killarney sightósimply follow the yellow route from the car park, strolling along a wide path through a broad-leaved woodland to the base of the falls.

     The walk takes approximately 35 to 40 minutes for the half-mile roundtrip journey, a relatively easy price to pay for such wonderful viewsóreaching the multi-tiered falls involves a short climb up a stepped path that parallels the cascading stream. Sycamore and Mountain Ash shade the path, providing the perfect environment for tiny mushroomsówatch for patches of the shrooms popping from the moss-covered trunks of trees. Once you reach the base of the falls, you can turn around and retrace your steps and return to the car for a short hike or you can continue climbing the flight of steps to the left of the falls to reach the top of the falls and eventually the summit of Torc Mountain.

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