Known in native Gaelic tongue as “FeraCulann” or Fercullen, it is located in the foothold of the Wicklow mountains, close to Dublin. “O’Cualann” the Irish name of the Sugarloaf mountain, the iconic landmark of the area. The outline of the mountain forms the centrepiece of the Powerscourt Distillery logo and the home of Fercullen Irish Whiskey. Fercullen is the native Irish name for the old Celtic territory of land which stretched from Dublin city across the Wicklow mountains. Over the centuries, the size of the Territory of Fercullen receded to the current footprint of the Powerscourt Estate.
Powerscourt Estate, Gardens & Waterfall
Powerscourt Distillery is set is one of the most beautiful estates in Ireland. Apart from the world renowned gardens, the 5 star hotel and 2 championship golf courses, it also claims to have Ireland’s highest waterfall.
With 121m of cascading water, Powerscourt waterfall is located in the beautiful parkland at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
Enniskerry Village (Ath na Sceire ‘Ford of the Stones’) was built as part of Powerscourt Estate to house its tenants who worked the land in the area. The village was designed and laid out by the architect Frederick Darragh. Subsequently, the village changed rapidly after the arrival of the railway to Bray in 1854.
The Town Clock was built, at the expense of the 6th Viscount Powerscourt, to commemorate the centenary of the creation of first Viscount in 1743. The monument was presented to the Village on St. Patrick’s Day 1843. An interesting feature of the monument is that its base is shamrock shaped. There was a massive tree at the bottom of the Town Clock steps until the 1920s as can be seen in old photos of the square.