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Killarney and its surrounds possess some of the very finest wild mountain landscapes and some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, marvellous peaks, wild and remote mountain valleys, high lonely coums and wondrous tranquil lakes. The entire area is steeped in fascinating human and geological history, as well as having a wide and varied wildlife. The Wander Wild Festival is a fantastic opportunity to just get away for a few days, sample this awe-inspiring area and enjoy this spectacle of outdoor related festival events.


St. Mary’s Church

As well as the go-to base for all your festival updates, queries and the ticket desk, Basecamp will host some quirky live music acts throughout the weekend. Join us Friday evening for our opening launch party, festival party on Saturday night.

St. Mary’s Church of the Sloes is a ‘living and active’ Church of Ireland church located in the heart of the town. We are thrilled to be able to use this beautiful and historical setting to host a variety of speakers and film events. The atmospheric setting will certainly enhance the experience.

The site itself is the oldest place of worship in the town (dating back to the 12th century). Indeed the name ‘Killarney’ means ‘Church’ (Cill) ‘of the Sloes’ (Airne).The church grounds will play  host to a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the weekend. So be sure to visit St. Mary’s over the course of the weekend. You will not be disappointed.

Café  Du Parc

Café Du Parc is a bar and café is located in the Killarney Plaza Hotel, adjacent to Killarney House and Gardens and across the road from St. Mary’s Church. Funky Brunch’ on Sunday. Café du Parc is also one of the wonderful vendors on our Food Trail.

Killarney House & Gardens

Killarney House and Gardens is a treasure of the Killarney National Park and is located right on the doorstep of Killarney town centre. Throughout the weekend of the Wander Wild Festival, Killarney House will offer a selection of guided tours in and outside of the house.

The ‘Golden Gates’ that stand guard at the main entrance form a portal to the wonders of the National Park and its backdrop of spectacular rugged mountains stretching beyond. As you pass through these gates, the sounds of the town fade away and the magic of the Park begins to wash over you with each step you take.

The fantastic Exhibition centre is a form of orientation for visitors within the house and park. It seeks to educate and encourage exploration and participation creating a link between the tangible and intangible heritage of the Park.

Read more about Killarney House by clicking here>>

ANAM – Killarney Cultural Centre


The newly refurbished centre will host a selection of exhibitions and workshops over the course of the weekend with local talent and subject matter to the fore. It is located just 200m away from basecamp near the cinema.


Killarney Town 

Killarney will be a festival site throughout the weekend with live music, a food trail coupled with an amazing atmosphere and, of course, a warm welcome ‘Killarney style’!