Wanderlust, Wellness and Adven...


Wanderlust, Wellness and Adventure in the Great Outdoors at Wander Wild Festival in Killarney

Conor Finn
Conor Finn

03:44 3 Mar 2023

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Are you an adrenaline junkie, or a rambler who treks off the beaten track, or on the search for new mindful experiences? Then pack your bags for the Wander Wild Festival - Ireland’s great outdoors festival. It’s on in Killarney from 24th-26th March and it's the bucket list festival you don’t want to miss this year! .

Drop me a line...Andreas Berger, under supervision with Mountain expert Michael Crawley, of 'Wild n Happy Tours' taking part in the Wander Wild Outdoor Festival, Abseil and rock climbing event at Brennan's Leap, Gap of Dunloe Killarney at the weekend. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC**


The unique adventure and wellness festival, set in the lakes and mountains of the UNESCO Killarney National Park has over 120 events for the body, mind and soul. You’ll have the chance to explore new adventures and recharge with a dip, hike, bike, kayak, swim, horse ride, ramble, or wellness activity against a backdrop of stunning scenic landscapes.  


Thrill seekers can scale Carrauntoohil - Ireland’s highest mountain, test their endurance on a trail run or night run, or rise to new heights with rock climbing and abseiling.


The festival, sponsored by Nature Valley, offers something for all interests and abilities. Paddle back in time on a Kayak Tour to Innisfallen Island - home to a monastery dating back to 640 AD, or start the day with a sunrise dip at Dundag followed by a sauna by the lakeshore, float in a forest bath, or discover the power of breath with a Wim Hof Method Workshop

Wellness enthusiasts can experience Yoga & Light Therapy, Reiki, Yoga, Sunrise Vinyasa, Handstand workshops and Yin Yoga.

There is so much more on offer: a 3D sensory tour of the Blue Pool Nature Reserve, two Irish adventure films premieres, food trails, guided hikes, night walks, and urban orienteering to name but a few!


The fun won’t stop when the sun goes down as Killarney hosts the electric basecamp for the festival with Mundy in concert, live podcasts and other entertainment.    

No need to bring a car - shuttle buses will bring you from the town centre to all the activities out of town. For more info and to book any event go to

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