Where Sheer White Music Rises and Falls
Located just a few kilometres away from The Ross you will find Torc Waterfall – a glorious testimony to the beauty of cascading water descending from a tall slope. Our staff will give you directions to this natural wonder, located along the extremely picturesque tree-lined N71 Kenmare Road. Torc is some 70 to 80 feet high and the Owengarriff River which feeds the Waterfall rises in “The Devil’s Punchbowl” on the nearby Mangerton mountain.
Regularly listed among the Top Things to See around Killarney, Torc Waterfall is a beloved stop for visitors touring the Ring of Kerry. Leave your car in the designated Car Park and stroll the 300 metres up the renowned “Cardiac Hill” to the magnificent Waterfall, the sound of the thundering water growing ever so louder as you approach the landmark. Torc Waterfall itself is about 20 metres high and is at its most impressive after heavy rain – of which there is plenty during the mild Winters of Killarney!
Once you reach the viewing area, you’ll see a series of steps ascending into the scenic woods. Continue climbing and you’ll be rewarded with mesmerising and stunning views over Muckross and the Lakes of Killarney. Be prepared to spot some attractive Red Deer in the area and marvel at the sight of these wonderful creatures. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can continue hiking until you reach the summit of the stunning Torc Mountain, or follow the Old Kenmare Road, a long-distance walking route that forms part of the Kerry Way Tour.
Whatever your fitness levels and available schedule, we can advise you on the best route to take to discover the beauty of Torc.
Torc waterfall is one of Killarney’s most well known tourist attractions and a traditional stopping point for bus and coach tours. As a result it can get busy and congested around this area in the peak summer months.