River Dargle

Irish: An Deargail (meaning “little red spot”, so called with reference to the prevailing tint of its rocks)

The River Dargle rises in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland on the northern slopes of Djouce Mountain and flows over the highest waterfall in Ireland, falling 121m (398 feet) at Powerscourt Waterfall. It then flows through the Glencree Valley where it is fed by the River Glencree before flowing east for a further 13 km (8.1 mi) where a small tributary, the Swan River, joins opposite the People’s Park in Little Bray. The Dargle then flows for a final 1 km (0.62 mi) to reach the Irish Sea at Bray Harbour.


  • Glencullen
  • Glencree
    • Lough Bray
  • Kilmacanogue

Meetings of the Water

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