Events

Event Schedule 2020

Friday 27th March – Event Overview

Wander Wild Basecamp

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2020

The Festival Basecamp is located in Cafe Du Parc and is the social and administrative hub of the Festival. Whether its tickets, festival information, a weather forecast, rain gear advice, a skinny latte, or a chat – it’s all here.

Festival Opening

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 7pm

Be sure to check out our Opening Extravaganza! A spectacular of music, dance, pagentry and drama. Help us banish Winter and celebrate the Spring Equinox.

 

Wander Wild Festival Club

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Cafe Du Parc in the Killarney Plaza hotel will play host to an eclectic mix of live music and DJ sets throughout the weekend. Mingle with fellow festival goers and ‘compare notes’ on the day’s activities. Located across from St. Mary’s church.

Living The Change

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 5pm

Living the Change is a feature-length documentary that explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Coming Home

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 7.45pm

Paddy O’Leary was raised on a dairy farm in County Wexford, Ireland, and grew up playing on the local hurling and Gaelic football fields. However, he didn’t discover his love and talent for ultra running until he moved to the US in 2013. Now he’s coming home to rediscover Ireland through the lens of mountain running. He’ll be attempting the Wicklow Round – a 26-peak, 100km, off-trail challenge in the mountains to the south of Dublin. Along the way, he’ll visit pubs, kitchens, and farmhouses across the country to learn about Ireland’s mountain running community and history.

The Lost Sky Train

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 7.45pm

The story of the 1943 U.S. Airforce plane crash on Cnoc Na Peiste, near the summit of Carrauntoohill in which five Americans lost their lives. This beautifully told story through the words of locals, recalls the tragedy and Ireland of the 1940’s. An essential appetiser for anyone participating in the ‘Lost Sky Train’ tour the following day.

Wander Wild Presents – Michael Harding

Location: St Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 9pm

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he discusses, ritual, religion, love and the human spirit. Mixing stories from his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning, with dispatches from his Irish Times columns, and his books including “On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist” and “Chest Pain – A man, a stent and a camper van”, this promises to be an enjoyable evening exploring the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.

Photography Exhibition Location

Location: Anam

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

A collection of photographs by Micheal O’Sullivan 

A selection of stunning landscape photographs from renowned Killarney photographer Micheal O’Sullivan. Breathtaking capturing of some of Ireland’s most iconic locations.

 

“A Rangers View – Killarney National Park” Photography Exhibition

Location: Killarney House

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

For the duration of the festival –Killarney House and Gardens is hosting a collection of works by Peter O’Toole entitled “A Rangers View – Killarney National Park”. In 1980 Peter O’Toole started working in Killarney National Park and recently retired after 40 years’ service.

Killarney House Interpretive Tour (Self Guided)

Location: Killarney House

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Killarney House and Gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and take in the beauty of the gardens. The interpretive exhibition is a gateway to Killarney National Park and allows you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and the ongoing work to protect it.

Guided Park Cycle

Location: Killarney House

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 3pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Explore the beauty of Killarney National Park with our guided Killarney Cycling tour, where you will get to experience the real beauty of Ireland’s largest and most spectacular Park, learn about its history and geology. Our guides are passionate about making you experience memorable. Bikes are provided.

 

Guided National Park Night Walk

Location: Killarney House

Date: TBC

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Time: 8pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Experience the Killarney National Park from a completely different and special perspective with a guided tour from a Park ranger. The walk will begin from ‘The Demesne’; just a few minutes from the town centre. From here the search for the various nocturnal inhabitants commences. Learn of the local flora and fauna from our expert. A unique experience.

Ross Castle Kayak Tour

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 3pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand.

 

Summit Carrauntoohil by Devils Ladder

Location: Cronin's Yard

Duration: 6.5+ Hours

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 9am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

Though still graded as DIFFICULT, this is still one of the most straightforward ways to ascend to the summit of Irelands highest mountain. A hugely challenging day but very achievable. A circular route with spectacular views throughout. A good level of fitness is required for any ascent.

 

Learn Map Reading, Navigation Techniques & Compass Skills

Location: Gap of Dunloe

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

We will give you the techniques and experience to navigate safely in the mountains and deal with most eventualities, such as thick mist, night navigation, emergencies or exposed ground. Mountain Skills course will cover map reading, contour features, navigation techniques, mountain hazards, personal equipment, timing and pacing. At the end of this course you will have a solid and comprehensive introduction to the skills needed to be self-sufficient in the mountains.

Saturday 28th March – Event Overview

Festival Opening

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

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Time: 7pm

Be sure to check out our Opening Extravaganza! A spectacular of music, dance, pagentry and drama. Help us banish Winter and celebrate the Spring Equinox.

 

Wander Wild Festival Club

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Cafe Du Parc in the Killarney Plaza hotel will play host to an eclectic mix of live music and DJ sets throughout the weekend. Mingle with fellow festival goers and ‘compare notes’ on the day’s activities. Located across from St. Mary’s church.

Wander Wild Food Trail 

Location: Killarney Town Centre

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 3-8pm

Kerry is home to some of the finest local suppliers and artisan producers anywhere in Ireland. On Saturday afternoon, some of our fantastic town centre pubs and restaurants will showcase ‘the best of Kerry’ on a plate. In keeping with the Wander Wild ethos of sustainability, the short ‘supply chain’ and local sourcing is not only better for our planet but tastes fresher too.

Wander Wild Children’s Zone

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 11am

The grounds of St. Mary’s church of the Sloes and Main street provide a fun filled array of activities. We’ve got inflatable games, castles and an obstacle course, Killarney National Park educational exhibition, fun and games for kids big and small. And of course, a tricky and testing climbing wall.

Life With Less Waste

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 1pm

An inspiring story of a zero waste/waste free family in Hobart, Australia. Lauren, Oberon, and their kids have found ways to produce almost no rubbish – they’ve only filled one small jar of waste in two years! They’ve been able to do this though a combination of small lifestyle changes including; buying food in bulk, bringing their own containers and bags to shops, buying locally grown food from the farmers market, composting their food scraps and pet poo, and buying secondhand clothes made from natural fibers.

A Plastic Ocean

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 1.30pm

An inspiring story of a zero waste/waste free family in Hobart, Australia. Lauren, Oberon, and their kids have found ways to produce almost no rubbish – they’ve only filled one small jar of waste in two years! They’ve been able to do this though a combination of small lifestyle changes including; buying food in bulk, bringing their own containers and bags to shops, buying locally grown food from the farmers market, composting their food scraps and pet poo, and buying secondhand clothes made from natural fibers.

Living The Change

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 2.30pm

Living the Change is a feature-length documentary that explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

The Big Deal

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 5.30pm

The Big Deal An action packed profile of one of the UK’s strongest female boulderers on rock, Frances Bensley. As a relative newcomer to rock, we charter Frances’ 12 month journey on some stunning and increasingly hard problems throughout the UK as she makes an extraordinary rise to a World class level.

Edwin: Dream of White Horses

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 5.45pm

A celebration of one of the UK’s most impactful climbers, Edwin Drummond.

NightMayer

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 5.55pm

In this short and engrossing film, we follow Steve McClure as he attempts to make a successful attempt on the infamous “NightMayer” route.

Climbing Blind

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 6.05pm

The incredible story of Jesse Dufton who at four years of age was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. By the age of 30, his sight was reduced to light perception and he had just 2% field of view. A lifelong climber, he refuses to be grounded by the disease and this film follows him as he takes on his biggest challenge to become the first blind person to make a “non-sight” lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

Home for Broken Toys

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 7.10pm

Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. ‘The Home for Broken Toys’ follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold each week, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.

One Breath Around the World

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 7.45pm

In an incredibly unique and beautiful short film record breaking French free diver Guillaume Néry takes you on an underwater journey around the world. With visuals as impressive and inspiring as the near superhuman talents he displays, this video will take your breath away.

Wander Wild Presents – “Pushing Limits Podcast LIVE”

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 9pm

Hosted by Shane Finn, the “Pushing Limits Podcast!” is Ireland’s foremost Fitness Podcast. For the festival, Shane will host a LIVE edition and invites ordinary people with extraordinary stories onto the couch to discuss their life experiences and the impacts their efforts have had on their lives. Guests to be confirmed shortly. 

Photography Exhibition Location

Location: Anam

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

A collection of photographs by Micheal O’Sullivan 

A selection of stunning landscape photographs from renowned Killarney photographer Micheal O’Sullivan. Breathtaking capturing of some of Ireland’s most iconic locations.

 

“A Rangers View – Killarney National Park” Photography Exhibition

Location: Killarney House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

For the duration of the festival –Killarney House and Gardens is hosting a collection of works by Peter O’Toole entitled “A Rangers View – Killarney National Park”. In 1980 Peter O’Toole started working in Killarney National Park and recently retired after 40 years’ service.

Kerry Dreamtime- Lore and Legend of the Magillicuddy Reeks

Location: Anam

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 7pm

Kerry Dreamtime … is an expression of the cultural content of the ‘spine of Kerry’, that is the Magillicuddy Reeks on the Iveragh Peninsula. The songs, poems, stories, history, previously unpublished material about the Reeks including unique Beaufort age-old traditions including Biddys, the Kalem Films, 1910, etc. ‘Kerry Dreamtime’ is a cultural layer, a ‘sense of place’ complimenting the physical pristine landscape of the Reeks.

Killarney House Interpretive Tour (Self Guided)

Location: Killarney House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

Killarney House and Gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and take in the beauty of the gardens. The interpretive exhibition is a gateway to Killarney National Park and allows you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and the ongoing work to protect it.

Guided National Park Cycle

Location: Killarney House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 11am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

 Explore the beauty of Killarney National Park with our guided Killarney Cycling tour, where you will get to experience the real beauty of Ireland’s largest and most spectacular Park, learn about its history and geology. Our guides are passionate about making you experience memorable. Bikes are provided.

Park Run

Location: Killarney House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 9.30am

The Park Run is an organised, free, 5km timed run and is open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in. The Park Run takes place in Killarney House & Gardens and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all. The Park Run is a free event however you are required to register prior to the event at: https://www.parkrun.ie/register/?section=form

Coppermines Talk & Guided Walk

Location: Killarney House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 2pm

In the early 2000’s, The Ross Island project, led by Dr William O’Brien of UCG unearthed fine examples of Beaker pottery, traces of huts, worked bone, an early Bronze age settlement and a red deer antler carbon dated to 4,000 years ago. The site was found to contain the earliest known copper mines in north western Europe. Copper, iron, lead and silver were mined in Killarney. A large prehistoric complex using metal working ores from Ross Island has been identified near the town of Killarney. Dr. O’Brien will give an informative briefing on his research and the significance of the site before leading a hike to the site & along the mining trail on Ross Island.

Muckross Lake Walk – Self Guided

Location: Muckross House

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

This walk takes about 2 hours to complete and is approximately 10km in length. It brings you around the picturesque Muckross lake and you can admire the views all along the way. The views from the Old Weir Bridge or around the 200 year old Dinis Cottage are particularly spectacular. Before you arrive back to Muckross you have the option of visiting Torc Waterfall which while it adds on an additional 4km to your walk, it really worth the effort. After a visit to Torc, you cross the main road and re-enter the Killarney National Park and back to the rewards on offer for your efforts in the Café at Muckross House.

Pony Trekking

Location: Killarney Riding Stables

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 2pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

It is an unforgettable experience to go horse riding through the Killarney National Park. Killarney Riding Stables offers a 2 hour Trail Ride into the ‘Killarney National Park’. The trails go into the Knockreer Estate north of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney). Taking in stunning views of mountains, lake, flora and fauna. All groups are guided and all levels of experience catered for. For clients who come un-equipped, we can provide riding hats and boots.

Innisfallen Island Boat Tour from Ross Castle

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 9.30am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Innisfallen island can be seen in the distance from Ross Castle out beyond the entrance to the bay. A monastery was founded on Innisfallen in the 7th century and it became a seat of learning and it is said that King Brian Boru studied there. On the island are the remains of the extensive 12th century Augustinian priory and a small 11th -12th century Romanesque church. The annals of Innisfallen, a major source of early Irish history and now stored in the Bodleian Library in Oxford were written there . There are also 21 acres to be explored.

Parent & Child Canoe Paddle

Location: Muckross Lake

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 10am & 12.30pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Why not head out canoeing on the lakes of Killarney with your children. On what promises to be an memorable bonding occasion one parent and one child will have their own assigned canoe and will visit the limestone caves, view Muckross House from the water and witness the tranquil setting of the Meeting of the Waters, where all three of Killarney Lakes combine in a picturesque setting. The trip will be run by experienced qualified instructors from Cappanalea – The National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training.  All specialist and safety equipment will be provided by the centre.   The tour starts and finishes at Dinis car park, just turn up there in warm clothing and wearing water jacket and leggings.  This trip is specifically geared up for parents and children,  there are other opportunities during the festival for adults only or children only canoe / kayak events.

Pairs Canoe Orienteering

Location: Muckross Lake

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 3pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

This is a two-person team task where you compete together using one canoe, to collect clues, team work is essential! Experience Muckross Lake and its unique scenery and wildlife while searching for checkpoints and deciphering clues. Can you think and paddle at the same time? Most checkpoints can be visited by canoe or kayak, for a bit more variety a number may also be located in the surrounding parkland.  Some checkpoints may be worth more than others, so strategy is important. A great team building event with a bit of competition thrown in!

Innisfallen Island Kayak Tour

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 8.30am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

With every turn your heart will be captured with dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lakes shores, majestic ancient woodlands and crystal clear waters, as we journey out towards the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th Century Abbey and wild Sika deer. We will discover the island and lakes many hidden secrets of past and present before making our way back towards Ross Castle. An adventure experience not to be missed!! What to bring – Pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet, Swim wear to use underneath wetsuit, No cotton clothing to be worn as these items of clothing will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia, Towel, spare clothes and shoes for after activity, Food and water e.g. snacks, water (1 litre approximately).

Ross Castle Kayak Tour

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 12pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand.

Summit Carrauntoohil by O’Shea’s Gully

Location: Cronin's Yard

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 8.30am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

Graded as STRENUOUS – A spectacular routs in a truly magnificent setting. One of the most popular routes amongst breath taking and awe inspiring wild mountain scenery. The day involves some sections of easy scrambling. A good level of fitness is required. 6.5+ hours. What to bring: Rain Jacket/Pants, Walking boots/shoes, Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing, Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves, No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia, Spare clothes and shoes for after activity, Warm drink and water(1 litre approx), Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.

Learn To Rock Climb in the Gap of Dunloe

Location: Cronin's Yard

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

You will climb and abseil, learn climbing techniques, rope work, knots and belaying. At the end of this course you will be able to rock climb and abseil competently, use climbing equipment, belay and tie knots. You will be able to use indoor climbing walls or climb outdoors with more experienced climbers – “I don’t know what I expected from a rock climbing course, but it wasn’t the life-coaching session it turned out to be…it made me realise how much I underestimate my potential and the degree to which my surroundings will help me if I trust them”. – No Previous Rock Climbing Experience Is Needed.

Mountain Hike to the Lost Sky Train

Location: Cronin's Yard

Date: Saturday 28th March 2020

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Time: 8.30am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Very many people climb to the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain, “Carrantuohill’, at 3,414 ft. But few realise that  five Americans lost their lives on a nearby summit during World War Two. A sensational and very informative guided hike to the location of the crash which is in Ireland’s highest mountain range with Ireland’s leading guiding company, voted #1 Outdoor Activity Provider in Killarney on Trip Advisor for 6 consecutive years, come along and find out why !

GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED & Prior Completion of KerryClimbing booking form.

Sunday 29th March – Event Overview

Wander Wild Basecamp

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2020

The Festival Basecamp is located in Cafe Du Parc and is the social and administrative hub of the Festival. Whether its tickets, festival information, a weather forecast, rain gear advice, a skinny latte, or a chat – it’s all here.

Urban Orienteering in Killarney town centre

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 9am

Can you find your way around the town of Killarney through all of its paths, tracks, lanes and alley’s? Come and give Street Orienteering a go with courses suitable for all ages and abilities. Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. If you need any help or tips members of Kerry Orienteering Club will be available to assist during the day. – Why not give it a go? and bring all the family! Details: Courses: a) Short 1.5km (easy, wheelchair & buggy accessible) b) Medium 2.5km (moderate) c) Long 3.5km (challenging)

Location: Register at Killarney Plaza Hotel. 

Wander Wild Children’s Zone

Location: St. Mary's Church

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 12pm

The grounds of St. Mary’s church of the Sloes and Main street provide a fun filled array of activities. We’ve got inflatable games, castles and an obstacle course, Killarney National Park educational exhibition, fun and games for kids big and small. And of course, a tricky and testing climbing wall.

“Kerry Dreamtime- Lore and Legend of the Magillicuddy Reeks” with Thomas O’Sullivan  

Location: Anam

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 12pm

Kerry Dreamtime … is an expression of the cultural content of the ‘spine of Kerry’, that is the Magillicuddy Reeks on the Iveragh Peninsula. The songs, poems, stories, history, previously unpublished material about the Reeks including unique Beaufort age-old traditions including Biddys, the Kalem Films, 1910, etc. ‘Kerry Dreamtime’ is a cultural layer, a ‘sense of place’ complimenting the physical pristine landscape of the Reeks.

Photography Exhibition Location

Location: Anam

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time 10am

A collection of photographs by Micheal O’Sullivan 

A selection of stunning landscape photographs from renowned Killarney photographer Micheal O’Sullivan. Breathtaking capturing of some of Ireland’s most iconic locations.

 

“A Rangers View – Killarney National Park” Photography Exhibition

Location: Killarney House

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time 10am

For the duration of the festival –Killarney House and Gardens is hosting a collection of works by Peter O’Toole entitled “A Rangers View – Killarney National Park”. In 1980 Peter O’Toole started working in Killarney National Park and recently retired after 40 years’ service.

Killarney House Interpretive Tour (Self Guided)

Location: Killarney House

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time 10am

Killarney House and Gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and take in the beauty of the gardens. The interpretive exhibition is a gateway to Killarney National Park and allows you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and the ongoing work to protect it.

Guided Park Cycle

Location: Killarney House

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 12pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

Explore the beauty of Killarney National Park with our guided Killarney Cycling tour, where you will get to experience the real beauty of Ireland’s largest and most spectacular Park, learn about its history and geology.  Our guides are passionate about making you experience memorable. Bikes are provided.

Wander Wild Hardman 10k

Location: Killarney House

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Located in the beautiful UNESCO biosphere reserve, this is a stunning 10k over Knockreer hill and along the lake shore to Ross Castle. Starting and finishing in the grounds of Killarney House this is a timed run with a certified 10k course that will make for a very memorable experience.

Muckross Lake Walk – Self Guided

Location: Muckross House

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 9am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

This walk takes about 2 hours to complete and is approximately 10km in length. It brings you around the picturesque Muckross lake and you can admire the views all along the way. The views from the Old Weir Bridge or around the 200 year old Dinis Cottage are particularly spectacular. Before you arrive back to Muckross you have the option of visiting Torc Waterfall which while it adds on an additional 4km to your walk, it really worth the effort. After a visit to Torc, you cross the main road and re-enter the Killarney National Park and back to the rewards on offer for your efforts in the Café at Muckross House.

Pony Trekking

Location: Killarney Riding Stables

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 12pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

 

It is an unforgettable experience to go horse riding through the Killarney National Park. Killarney Riding Stables offers a 2 hour Trail Ride into the ‘Killarney National Park’. The trails go into the Knockreer Estate north of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney). Taking in stunning views of mountains, lake, flora and fauna. All groups are guided and all levels of experience catered for. For clients who come un-equipped, we can provide riding hats and boots.

Innisfallen Island Kayak Tour

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

 

With every turn your heart will be captured with dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lakes shores, majestic ancient woodlands and crystal clear waters, as we journey out towards the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th Century Abbey and wild Sika deer. We will discover the island and lakes many hidden secrets of past and present before making our way back towards Ross Castle. An adventure experience not to be missed!! What to bring – Pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet, Swim wear to use underneath wetsuit, No cotton clothing to be worn as these items of clothing will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia, Towel, spare clothes and shoes for after activity, Food and water e.g. snacks, water (1 litre approximately).

Gap of Dunloe Boat Trip

Location: Gap of Dunloe

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

A breathtaking boatride through the Lakes of Killarney. Our Gap of Dunloe Tour is more of an adventure than a tour! The tour is a full day adventure encompassing a boat journey through the Three Lakes of Killarney. Clients will experience the breath-taking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe and return by bus transfer.

Ross Castle Kayak Tour

Location: Ross Castle

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 2pm

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/  for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature. We will also delve into how its surrounding landscape was formed and observe its beautiful nature close at hand.

Mangerton Mountain Ascent

Location: Mangerton

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 9am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

Mangerton Mountain is a moderate 4 to 5 hour hour (10 km) walking route to the summit of Mangerton (839m) taking in the wonderful Devils Punchbowl lake near the summit and passing the Tooreencormick Battle Field Site near Killarney, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. It is a relatively gentle climb to the summit and should be no problem to most of reasonable fitness and is one of the most accessible mountains over 800m in Ireland. The walk has spectacular views of the Devil’s Punchbowl, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Horses Glen, Killarney National Park and on a good day south west to Kenmare Bay.  What to bring: Rain Jacket/Pants, Walking boots/shoes, Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing, Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves, No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia, Spare clothes and shoes for after activity, Warm drink and water(1 litre approx), Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.

 

Photography Workshop & Practical Totorial Trek

Location: Derrycunnihy

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 10am

Please Note

1. Participants are encouraged to consider using the sustainable bus transport provided from Festival Base-Camp to the event location.  A one-day or weekend bus-pass is available for purchase as an add-on to the event ticket for participants wishing to avail of this bus. Please see https://wanderwildfestival.com/bus-schedule/ for bus schedule details.

2. Wander Wild Festival works with selected local outdoor service providers to deliver our outdoor activities. In order to participate in these activities, participants will be required to provide information about those participating in the event and to comply with the service provider’s terms and conditions.

A half day photography tour in and around the world renowned Killarney National Park. This tour is a unique opportunity for those who would like to explore, learn and capture beautiful images of ancient woodlands, historic castles and breath taking landscapes of mountains and lakes. All DSLR cameras, smart phones, iPads or any device that takes photographs can be used on this tour. This tour is suited to all ages in good health as is not very strenuous. We have a variety of photographic equipment that is available to rent for the tour. What to bring: Walking shoes/boots with good ankle support, Waterproofs (just in case), Tripod Filters – such as grads and polarisers, Waterproof camera cover or simple waterproof bag to cover your gear if it rains.

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