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Ignite Your Adventure Spirit at the Wander Wild Festival in Killarney - Ireland's Ultimate Outdoor Experience

Conor Finn
Conor Finn

10:34 19 Jan 2024

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Pack your bags for a weekend of adventure and serenity at the Wander Wild Festival - Ireland’s great outdoors festival - which returns to Killarney, Co. Kerry this March (22nd-24th). The unique adventure and wellness festival, set in the lakes and mountains of the UNESCO Killarney National Park has over 100 events for the body, mind and soul of every adventurer with some fantastic new additions this year. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking thrilling experiences or a nature enthusiast who loves going off the beaten track, this festival has something for everyone.

Water park...Kayaking Instructor Diarmuid McCarthy of Wild N 'Happy Tours, showing the extent of flooding with their group, using the walking path from Ross Castle Car Park to navigate through to the lake shore at Reen Pier! Kayakers were taking to the waters of Lough Lein, Ross Castle, Killarney Nationl Park as part of the Wander Wild Festival which ran over the weekend. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***Issued 26/03/2023


Dive into the refreshing waters, embark on hikes up mountains, discover the national park by horseback, swim or kayak on the picturesque lakes, embrace nature with some paddleboarding or wild swimming, enjoy a therapeutic wellness activity, or savour sustainable local cuisine on a food trail. Wander Wild Festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to reconnect with nature and indulge in unforgettable experiences. 

Is hiking your thing? Well, thrill seekers can conquer Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain; or learn all things astronomy on a Dark Sky Hike, or master the art of navigating steep terrains in a Steep Ground Masterclass. 

Dundag Dipping...Mary Cahill, left and Trish O'Neill, Hardy swimmers taking part in the Wander WIld Sunrise Dip in Dundag, Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park, at 6.30am. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC**/Issued 26/03/2023


Looking for a unique nature experience? Explore the rich history of 640 AD Inisfallen Island by boat or kayak, take a sunrise dip at Dundag followed by a lakeshore sauna, immerse yourself in a mystical forest bath, or uncover the power of breath with a Wim Hof Method Workshop.

The extended wellness programme includes Mindset Workshops, Quantum Touch, Yoga & Light Therapy, Reiki, Sunrise Vinyasa, Handstand Workshops, Yin Yoga, Healing Sound Baths, and Yoga Nidra Gaeilge. 

Festival basecamp in the town centre will be buzzing all weekend with talks, stalls, and concerts and entertainment.

Bringing the gap...Athletes competing in the Hardman 10K trail run in Killarney National Park, as part of the Wander Wild Festival which ran over the weekend. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***Issued 26/03/2023


No need to bring a car - shuttle buses will bring you from the town centre to all the activities out of town. Tickets are on sale now on

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Terms & Conditions
• Participants have to be of legal age (18 years or older) to participate in the competition.
• The hotel reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity and age) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process.
• Errors and omissions will be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be deemed invalid.
• Any personal information you provide will not be forwarded to third parties, however, will rest in the proprietorship of the hotel.
• The emails and information attained may be used for further promotional activities including the announcement of the winners.
• The prize voucher will be issued on the winner’s name and it is not transferable, cannot be changed or redeemed for cash.
• Prize is subject to availability and booking in advance is required.
• The festival/hotel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• Prize is for 2 consecutive nights between 22nd and 24th March 2024. Dates are non-transferrable.
• Prize is for B & B in a standard double room.

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