If you like imposing, natural and bucolic waterfalls, then you’ve come to the right place! Leitrim County is very proud to have among its sights the “Fowley Falls”, a magnificent waterfall, descending by stairs. This waterfall originates from the Glenanniff, a river that meanders upwards, eventually carving a blue limestone valley in the form of stairs. This waterfall is grandiose, and really worth the detour!
If you like nice nature walks, then you can walk along Fowley Falls. It offers a breathtaking view of the rocks, and the river gradually cascades over the different strata of the waterfall.
The place is ideal for a picnic, a siesta, or even a few photos for budding amateurs.
Don’t forget to leave with walking shoes and a windbreaker: the surroundings of the waterfall are slippery, and beware of wet rocks.
A small gravel path of 3km will allow you to follow the river (beware, this circuit does not form a loop, and you will have to turn back to get back to your starting point). Don’t miss to admire its ecosystem, with its local fauna and flora, located on the banks. The trees that border it are beautiful, and will plunge you into an exceptional olfactory and auditory universe (the birds have a great time, and you will be able to admire on your way fir trees, oaks, and other imposing species).
On the fish side, the place is teeming with pretty species! (Many locals used to gather below the river, towards the “Mass Rock”, to fish there: the place seemed to be very prolific!).