Welcome to the KILLARNEY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

In association with KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Mountains inspire us all in different ways – and you won’t find a better showcase of the wide and varied diversity of mountain culture than the 2018 Killarney Mountain Festival.   This exciting spectacle and celebration of all things mountain and adventure related will run over the weekend of the 9th.10th and 11th of March 2018 and will aim to serve as the biggest and best social event for outdoor enthusiasts in Ireland. It will take place in the vibrant and bustling town of Killarney, County Kerry – Ireland’s true Adventure Capital.

Killarney is truly stunning and is a magnet for all things outdoors, nestled on the shores of the idyllic lakes, surrounded by 25,000 acres of spectacular national park and towered over by Ireland’s highest and most impressive rugged mountains – The magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.

The festival will be run in close association and with the support of the hugely successful and renowned Kendal Mountain Festival in the U.K and be aligned, organised and run along this very same vein. It will celebrate, excite and inspire and will feature a multitude of exciting weekend long activities from adventure movies and documentaries, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, family fun activities, cultural interest, sample & featured hikes, scrambles and climbs, musical entertainment, and inspiring guest speakers.

Share the Adventure of a lifetime in the outdoor capital of Ireland at the Killarney Mountain Festival. March 9th to 11th, 2018

Who's Speaking?

STEPHEN VENABLES

STEPHEN VENABLES

Mountaineer, Climber, Explorer, Award-Winning Author & Broadcaster

Stephenvenables.org

CAMERON MCNEISH

CAMERON MCNEISH

Mountaineer, Writer and Broadcaster

ANDY CAVE

ANDY CAVE

Mountaineer/Climber

www.andycave.co.uk

DERMOT SOMERS, DAWSON STELFOX & TOM CURTIS

DERMOT SOMERS, DAWSON STELFOX & TOM CURTIS

Traveler, Mountaineer, Climber, Author & Broadcaster

www.dermotsomers.com

JASPER WINN

JASPER WINN

Writer, Photographer, Broadcaster & Public Speaker

THOMAS O’SULLIVAN

THOMAS O’SULLIVAN

Musician & Local Historian

JUSTIN ANDERSON

JUSTIN ANDERSON

BBC Natural History Producer / Director

MIKE O’SHEA

MIKE O’SHEA

Mountaineer, Adventurer & Explorer

www.mikeoshea.ie

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Travel Information

AIR

The closest international access to Killarney is via Kerry Airport which is located only 15 minutes’ drive from Killarney town. A rapidly developing facility, Kerry Airport provides Killarney with direct daily access to the UK and Germany with developing routes to Portugal, France and other EU & UK destinations. It provides multiple daily commuter connections to Dublin International Airport and onwards to the wider world.

Cork Airport is only c.75 minutes’ drive from Killarney and provides a range of UK and EU connections. Shannon is approximately 110 minutes’ drive from Killarney and in addition to UK and EU connections it offers direct flights to the USA with pre-clearance facilities for US bound travellers. Dublin Airport provides significant international access to Killarney via Kerry Airport but also through its connections with Cork and Shannon Airports and of course also by linking to Killarney by road (c. 5 hours), and by rail from Dublin City direct to Killarney in c. 3 hours + depending on schedule.

SEA

There are multiple daily services between Ireland and the UK, operating between Rosslare (Southeast Ireland c. 3.5+ hour’s drive from Killarney) and the southern Welsh ports of Fishguard and Pembroke. These services are provided by Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Both ferry companies also provide frequent UK services between Dublin/Dun Laoghaire (c. 5 hours drive from Killarney) and Holyhead in North Wales. Services also run between Dublin and Liverpool and in the North of Ireland between Larne and Stranraer in Scotland. Stena Line also operates regular routes to France and is a gateway to many European locations. A full listing of these locations can be found on their website.

RAIL

Killarney is directly linked by railway to Cork & Dublin and currently has 7 to 8 daily services serving both cities from its award winning rail station. Through its line via Mallow and Limerick Junction it also connects to other cities and counties including Limerick City. Full Train Schedule Information available from the Irish Rail website.

BUS

Ireland’s national bus service, Bus Eireann, links many parts of Ireland on a scheduled multi-time per day basis.

A relatively new service connection to Dublin, Dublin Coach, operates regular daily routes from and to Killarney and Dublin via Limerick.

Ireland’s Adventure Capital