Torc Waterfall

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Torc Waterfall
Torc Waterfall, Killarney.jpg
Torc Waterfall near Killarney
Location Ireland
Coordinates 52°00′00″N 9°30′22″W / 52.0000°N 9.506°W / 52.0000; -9.506Coordinates: 52°00′00″N 9°30′22″W / 52.0000°N 9.506°W / 52.0000; -9.506
Longest drop 18[1]

Torc Waterfall (Irish: Easach Toirc) is a waterfall at the base of Torc Mountain, about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland.[2]

Painting of Torc Waterfall by Mary Balfour Herbert, who lived nearby at Muckross House.

The falls are one of the landmarks on the 200-kilometre (120-mile) Kerry Way walking tour,[2] and are encompassed in the Killarney National Park.[3] Red deer are frequently seen and heard in the area.[4]

Easy access and parking make the site popular with walkers and tour bus groups,[5] who often visit as part of the Ring of Kerry tour. It's in Cork.

A public hiking trail stretches from the waterfall to the top of Torc Mountain.[2]


  1. ^ Harry Mountain (1998). The Celtic Encyclopedia. 5. Universal-Publishers. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Killarney to Torc Waterfall
  3. ^ Ireland for Dummies By Elizabeth Albertson, Liz Albertson p290
  4. ^ The Irish Coast to Coast Walk by Paddy Dillon (p156)
  5. ^ Frommer's Ireland Day by Day By Christi Daugherty, Jack Jewers p289

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