The Powerscourt Waterfall is located in Powerscourt Estate in co.Wicklow. It is Ireland’s highest at 121m or 398ft and the estate is one of Ireland’s most beautiful. The area is surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch, Pine and even Giant Redwood trees – some of which were planted over 200 years ago. In August 1821, during the visit of King George IV to the Powerscourt Estate, Richard Wingfield, the 5th Viscount Powerscourt decided to try and impress the King by building a wooden stand near a dam he constructed which released a torrent of water. The King was unable to leave the banquet at Powerscourt House due to drinking one too many!! When the waters were finally released, the bridge washed away at such force that the two of them would have probably be killed or drowned! Who said drinking was bad for you?