Welcome to the KILLARNEY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
In association with KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
Come and join us in Ireland’s Outdoor Capital at the Killarney Mountain Festival and enjoy an exciting weekend of cool activities to suit the ENTIRE family!!!
Following on from the roaring success of Killarney Mountain Festival 2018, we are delighted to present our even bigger & better 2019 event.
It presents a hugely diverse programme of events, running throughout the weekend to suit ALL the family with the majority being FREE!!!
Just some of the cool activities will include a Childrens Junior Quest Adventure Race, cultural and historical walks and talks, outdoor & adventure film screenings, inspiring guest speakers, guided walks and hikes, park run, photography and art exhibits, family fun activities to suit all ages and energy levels including a family treasure hunt, a fantastic display by the amazing Mountain Rescue Search Dogs, Demonstrations, Trade-stands, delicious food vendors, musical entertainment, Q&A sessions and much much MORE!!!
The main hub of the festival is our super cool Basecamp and we invite you to join us here each day to just sit and relax, to wind down and chill out while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.. Check out our fun filled timetable for scheduled events and keep an eye on the festival blackboards for exciting pop-up events taking place each day at Basecamp…Friday and Saturday night, we will host live bands and it is a great place to mix and mingle with all the festival goers.
Keep an eye here on our website or social media channels for all events as we announce them. New for this year, our Festival Film & Speaker pass.
Click on our tickets page here>> for more information.
Come and be inspired, exhilarated and enthralled and immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of the outdoor capital of Ireland at the Killarney Mountain Festival. March 8th to 10th, 2019
Alpinist, Mountaineer, Climber and Author
Mountaineer, Adventurer, Author and Speaker
Award-winning Alpinist, Mountaineer, Climber and Author
Musician & Local Historian
Adventurer, Motivational Speaker and Writer
Adventurer, Traveller, Writer
Adventurer and Long Distance Hiker.
Kerry Hoteliers, Mountaineers & keen Adventurers
British record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, business coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.
McGillycuddy's Reeks Mountain Access Forum Coordinator and Spokesperson
Our Event Sponsors
Check Who Makes This Event Possible!
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.
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.
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.
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.