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Launch of exciting Killarney Mountain Festival 2019 programme

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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

Following on from the roaring success of Killarney Mountain Festival 2018, it’s great to see it back with an even bigger & better 2019 event.
This 3 day epic weekend hosts 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 cool Quest “KIDS” Adventure Race, fascinating Cultural and Historical walks and talks, award winning Outdoor & adventure film screenings, hugely inspiring guest speakers, guided walks and hikes with us at KerryClimbing, a 10k Park run, stunning Photography and Art exhibits, lots and lots of Family fun activities to suit all ages and energy levels including a 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 their super cool Basecamp where each day you can just sit and relax, wind down and chill out while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.. Check out their 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, they host live bands and it is a cool place to mix and mingle and soak up the vibe.


The Festival Film screenings are an integral part of the amazing weekend and will showcase short and feature films, along with some multi award winning exceptional adventure documentaries bringing together a stimulating array of exciting screenings, by a host of extreme athletes, explorers, adventurers and adrenaline junkies, to display a true celebration of the wild adventurous spirit.

Check out the festival films>>

We at KerryClimbing are delighted and excited to play our part and contribute to the beginning of proceedings on the evening of March 8th by sponsoring the ever exciting and hugely inspiring BRIT ROCK night with the brilliant BRIT ROCK FILM TOUR.>>
BRIT ROCK has all the very best cool new climbing films featuring some of the very best climbers. Leading filmmaker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee is collaborating with the best of the UK’s adventure filmmakers as well as his own new productions resulting in this stunning new line up of compelling stories from the vertical world. And admission is totally FREE!!!
Café Du Parc, Killarney Plaza Hotel, 6.30pm.
This is guaranteed to be a cracker of an evening showcasing the BEST and most adrenaline filled climbing films of the year…

THE DAWN WALL!!! One of the BIGGEST & BEST – High octane, High Adrenaline Films of the year- Definitely NOT to be missed!!!

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall.
Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfil his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship.

The Dawn Wall website>>

The quality of the speaker programme is exceptional with everything from Climbing, Mountaineering, Polar travel, Kayaking, Discovery, Endurance & Exploration all feature in a wide and varied schedule that brings together some of the most renowned names in climbing & outdoor adventure. The exciting and inspirational line-up brings to Killarney a host of the worlds most accomplished and inspirational speakers and is guaranteed to excite and enthral with their epic tales of wild adventures and crazy travels. Such truly iconic names from the world of climbing and adventure will be guests, such as Mick Fowler, Leo Houlding, Nikki Bradley, Ricky Bell, Jasper Winn, Cathy O’Dowd, Nick Bullock, Adrian Hayes, Olive McCloin…I could go on and on…brilliant!!!


Guest Speakers>>

Keep an eye here on the festival website & social media channels for a run down on all the superb events happening.
Get down and be inspired, exhilarated and enthralled and immerse yourself in the beauty and adventure of the undisputed Outdoor Adventure capital of Ireland at the Killarney Mountain Festival. March 8th to 10th, 2019