Inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival to kick off on March 9th

The inaugural Killarney Mountain Festival will take place from March 9th-11th. This fantastic spectacle and celebration of all things mountain related will take place over the weekend of March 9th/10th and 11th and will aim to serve as the biggest and most impressive social event for outdoor enthusiasts in Ireland. The festival will take place in the vibrant and bustling town of Killarney, County Kerry – Ireland’s true adventure capital.

The festival will be run in close association and with the support of the Kendal Mountain Festival in the U.K and be aligned, organised and run along this very same vein.
It will feature a multitude of exciting weekend long activities including :

  • Award winning Adventure movies & documentaries
  • Informative & Interesting Workshops
  • Exhibitions & Family fun activities
  • Featured hikes, scrambles and climbs
  • Musical entertainment
  • Wide varied programme of interesting & inspiring guest speakers.
  • Just some of the renowned and inspirational speakers confirmed are – Andy Cave, Stephen Venables, Cameron McNeish, Dermot Somers & Dawson Stelfox, Jasper Winn and Justin Anderson. central and integral part of the weekend long celebration is our ‘Basecamp’ which will act as the central social hub of the festival and host location for much of the featured activities including FREE talks & lectures, FREE workshops & displays, food, refreshments & beverages, exhibits etc.

    Located inside the festival marquee erected in a large designated area at the back of the Killarney Plaza Hotel, it will be ‘the’ place to hang out and will be furnished & crafted out of reclaimed wood and dressed with Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags, cool Mountain images and signifying our ‘village’ as the social hub of the Festival. Many of the top outdoor brands will be joining us to offer creative insights and demonstrations of their latest lovely gear.

    The ‘Mountain hut’ bar will be open all day so Festival goers can browse, chill, relax and enjoy a beer or coffee (or even two) and the Basecamp Stage will host a FREE programme of music, speakers, and displays.

    See for full details.

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