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Glencree River

  Grade:   2 to 5       Rating: river rating
  County:   Wicklow   Date updated:26/01/2007
  Section Length:   4 to 6 kms   Version: 1

Brief River Description

Steep, very steep in the early sections easing to meandering river for the last couple of kms.

Directions to the Put-in

Glencree River from Glencree Church to confluence with Dargle.

Directions to the Take-out

Take out at Onagh Bridge or continue on to join the Dargle.

River Description

Top section in Glencree is ridiculously steep and littered with trees. Bank inspected from the confluence with stream from Lough Bray Lower to confluence with stream from Lough Bray Upper. Nice, defined drops and constrictions. Some landing on rocks but may be cushioned when water is high enough to run. Trees tend to obstruct lead in or exit from most drops.

By the time the Wicklow Way meets the river it has lost all it's altitude and is reasonably flat.

Local issues

River access is not easy unless attempting from Glencree. Otherwise hiking in will be required. Good forest track on south side of river near stream from Lough Bray Lower.

River level gauge

Needs A LOT of water.

River Hazards

Artificial weir/ledge in Glencree with rocky landing. Possibly more dirty drops and constrictions. Trees always an issue.


Original Author: Colm Healy

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