Getting there & away
Enniskerry is 18km south of Dublin, just 3km west of the M11 along the R117. Dublin Bus (872 0000, 873 4222) service 44 (€2.10, every 20 minutes) takes about 1¼ hours to get to Enniskerry from Hawkins St in Dublin. Alternatively, you can take the DART train to Bray (€2.50) and catch bus 185 (€1.40, hourly) from the station, which takes an extra 40 minutes.
Getting to Powerscourt House under your own steam is not a problem (it’s 500m from the town), but getting to the waterfall is tricky. Alpine Coaches (286 2547) runs a shuttle service between the DART station in Bray, the waterfall (€5.50 return) and the house (€4). Shuttles leave Bray at 11.05am (11.30am July and August), 12.30pm, 1.30pm (and 3.30pm September to June) Monday to Saturday, and 11am, noon and 1pm Sunday. The last departure from Powerscourt House is at 5.30pm.