The steep mountain cliffs of the Glencar Valley, which is a glacially formed U-shaped valley, mean that water cascades off the hills above, creating a number of spectacular waterfalls. One of these – the Devil’s Chimney, is spectacular on windy days when the water is blown straight up in the air. The tallest of the waterfalls is known as Glencar Waterfall and is easily reached from a car park. It isn’t Ireland’s highest waterfall, but it has a very special charm. Walks are marked for paths to see other waterfalls and the charming “Swiss Valley”. The waterfalls flow into Glencar Lake which is a a very pretty site. The addition of the lovely Glencar TeaShed serving home baking and refreshments and a children’s playground, makes the whole area well worth a visit.