Hydroelectric dam at Knocksink
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