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O'Sullivans Cascades

  Grade:   4 to 5       Rating: river rating
  County:   Kerry   Date updated:18/11/2007
  Section Length:   1 and a half KM   Version: 2 (History)

Brief River Description

A spectacular series of waterfalls running through Tomies woods. Many drops over 20ft.

The most famous being O'Sullivan's Cascade.

Directions to the Put-in

Tomies Woods Killarney, please add to this. Should be found on the ISO maps, its a tourist attraction. Tomies Wood, a fine oak wood nestled between Tomies Mountain and Lough Leane and passing the picturesque O'Sullivanís Cascade. You get there by driving towards the Gap of Dunloe and take the left turn indicating Lough Leane (before you arrive at the Gap). You will see a "walking man" sign pointing towards Tomies Wood. Park by the side of the road and take the track. Follow the track all the way for about a mile and you arrive at the waterfall.

Directions to the Take-out

Take out and put in are the same place. You have to paddle across the lake to get to the base of the falls and then walk up from there. Its a mission but worth it. Again have a look at the ISO map of Killarney and its a fairly obvious dead end road into the shore of the lake.

River Description

Big tight drops with pools. Great fun run just take care. a must do.

River level gauge

When every thing else is to high or when its pissing down like mad for a few hours

River Hazards

The walk up to the put in. Take Care. make sure you have a rope just in case you need to lower boats or people as it can get slippery when the ground is very wet.

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Original Author: Tom
Latest Author: Colin Wong
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