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Glencar Waterfall Leitrim



World renowned poet, WB Yeats, wrote about the lovely Glencar Waterfall in his poem titled 'The Stolen Child'.



“Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,”





Almost another character in this book, the waterfall at Ballyboreen forest was inspired by the beauty of Glencar Waterfall. In chapter one, Liam O'Leamy receives a message from Uncle Patrick inviting him that night to 'Come to the waterfall at Ballyboreen Forest'.


Upon viewing Glencar Waterfall, I imagined magical midnight feasts awaiting throngs of Leprechauns dancing, singing and telling stories of old. Inspired by the beauty of those I wanted to conjured up an exciting world of myths, legends and Leprechauns. We can almost hear WB Yeats' call to us to 'Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild, With a faery, hand in hand...'