Torc Cascade, Killarney
Illustrated London News 15 (28 July 1849): 50.
“The Torc Cascade, supplied from the “Devil's Punch-bowl,” in the mountain of Mangerton, is conveyed through a narrow channel called the “Devil's Stream.” The Cascade is a chasm between the mountains of Torc and Mangerton; the fall is between sixty and seventy feet. The path that leads to it by the side of the rushing current which conducts it to the lake has been judiciously curved, so as to conceal the full view until the visitor is immediately under it; but the opposite hill has been beautifully planted, art having been summoned to the aid of nature, and the tall young trees are blended with the evergreen arbutus, the holly, and a vast variety of shrubs. As we advance the rush of Waters gridually breaks upon the ear, and at a sudden turning the cataract is beheld in all its glory” (51).
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