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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Enjoy 'The Selfish Giant' at the waterfall

Published 14/08/2013 | 05:22

Oscar Wilde's classic children's story 'The Selfish Giant' will be brought to life at Powerscourt Waterfall on August 24 at 2 p.m.

Families are invited to take part in an interactive re-telling of this story of an unusual friendship and a lesson learned.

'Imaginosity' will re-create the playful atmosphere of the Giant's Garden with a whole host of outdoor games such as sack-racking, hula-hopping and parachute fun.

The Selfish Giant will take place in Powerscourt Waterfall in County Wicklow, the highest waterfall in Ireland. As you drive from the gate lodge towards the Waterfall you are surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees, some of which were planted over 200 years ago.

Look out for the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California and grow up to 80m high.

Visitors are welcome to have a summer picnic or barbecue at Powerscourt Waterfall and there is a playground for children.

There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy at the waterfall including birds such as the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler and the Sika Deer. You may even spot a red squirrel or two!

The Selfish Giant is included in your entry fee to the waterfall. All are welcome and no booking is required. See powerscourt.ie/events for more information.

Admission is €5.50 per adult, €3.50 per child and free for children under two. A family ticket for two adults and three children is €16.

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