Just above Knocksink bridge, there is the remains of an old hydroelectric dam that was apparently used to power Powerscourt House. Some photos are below. The area is accessed by a pathway running along side the Parish House; once over an intimidating gravel bank, you are into a Sylvan scene. Hard to believe more isn’t made of this area.
View of the remains of the dam from upstream:
Close up of dam wall
River just above dam
Wall built into bank
This is a kind of culvert that runs parallel to dam – an overflow?
Knocksink Bridge from the dam
Úna Wogan sends in this share for the Enniskerry Electrical Supply Co-operative Ltd