Sunday 29th 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.

Urban Orienteering in Killarney town centre

Location: Cafe Du Parc

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 9am - 3pm

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 The songs, poems, stories, history, previously unpublished material about the Reeks including unique Beaufort age-old traditions including Biddys, the Kalem Films, 1910, etc.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

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: 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.

 

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 & Hiking Tour

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 boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney. Our Gap of Dunloe Tour is more of an adventure than a tour! This is a full day experience and encompasses a boat journey through the three Lakes of Killarney and a hike through the Gap of Dunloe. Clients will leave Basecamp at 9.30am, experience the breath-taking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe and return to Basecamp via Ross Castle 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 Tutorial Trek

Location: Anam/Killarney National Park

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

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Time: 9.45am

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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