Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird

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Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird
The Devil's Chimney
Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird.jpg
A photo of the waterfall from Glencar Lough
Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird location in Ireland
Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird location in Ireland
Location in Ireland
LocationCounty Sligo & County Leitrim, Ireland
Coordinates54°20′52″N 8°23′35″W / 54.347654°N 8.393123°W / 54.347654; -8.393123Coordinates: 54°20′52″N 8°23′35″W / 54.347654°N 8.393123°W / 54.347654; -8.393123
TypePlunge
Total height150 m (490 ft)
Number of drops2

Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird (meaning "stream against the height", also known as The Devil's Chimney[1]) is a waterfall on the Dartry Mountains in the northwest of Ireland.

It flows from the mountains' southern side into Glencar Lough. With a height of 150 metres (490 ft), the waterfall is higher than Powerscourt Waterfall.[2] However its flow is weather dependent, flowing for about 200 days per year and ceasing to flow following periods of dry weather. The waterfall's name comes from the phenomenon where southerly winds sometimes blow the water backwards up and over the cliff edge. A public hiking trail has been established allowing access close to the base of the falls.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird – The Devil's Chimney". Sligo Walks. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Sruth in Aghaidh an Aird". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. ^ Gallagher, Emma (28 May 2016). "Couple's dream shared". The Sligo Champion. Retrieved 24 November 2017 – via Irish Independent.