Friday 27th March – Events Overview

Events Schedule 2020

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 spectacle 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

Event sponsored by:

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

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Time: 2pm

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

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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: Friday 27th 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: 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: Friday 27th March 2020

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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: 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.

 

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.

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