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Glencar Lake is located northeast of Sligo, nestled at the foot of Benbulben off the main road to Manorhamilton. The area has remained untouched in the last forty years. The main feature of the area, besides the lake itself, is the picturesque Glencar Waterfall. Springing out of the very side of Benbulben, the waterfall is neither very tall, nor very  wide, yet it captivates and holds every person that visits.   

The tiny road that leads to the waterfall runs along the lake's edge and
is usually home to several stray sheep. This is the view looking west,
from the waterfall, towards Benbulben and the Atlantic Ocean. 

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 I took this photo of Glencar Waterfall before a partial collapse
 of the waterfall caused several trees to fall into the pool at the bottom of the falls. Guard rails have been added to the footpath on the left as well.

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After viewing the waterfall, if you turn around, this is the view. The
peak in the distance is called Crockauns. Half way up the mountain
is the main Sligo-Manorhamilton road.

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A closer view of Glencar Lake taken from the road shown above. The peak in the distance is actually the side of Benbulben.

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Looking across Glencar Lake (photo from Bord Failte).

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Bord Failte photo of Glencar Waterfall in the early 1970's, before a partial collapse of the waterfall caused several trees to fall into the pool
at the bottom of the falls.

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Looking across Glencar Lake (photo from Bord Failte).

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Sheep along the road at Glencar Lake (photo from Bord Failte).

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