Welcome to spring everyone! And it really does feel like spring this time. The evenings are getting longer and with the mild temperatures there is a definite lift to the season here at Killary. The schools are back in force which is always re-assuring with the same teachers returning year after year. We are getting lots of positive feedback from our new-look stags and hens website and we are very hopeful that it will help fill our weekends. We are now exploring the possibility of offering Galway-stay packages similar to our existing Westport-stay packages for stag and hen groups.
Killary Adventurers - The official update
Meanwhile, the ever-adventurous Killary family are forging ahead with their personal adventures! Shane Young is continuing with his training plan for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Challenge which is happening at Easter. You can continue to follow Shane's training and preparations on his blog from now until race day. Shane's Dad Jamie is getting close to re-launching the Killary Flyer for the Round Rockall Sailing Race in June 2012. Jamie's long and exciting history in the adventure industry and his innovation in setting up the biggest one-day adventure race in Europe in Gaelforce West was featured recently in the Irish Examiner. It really is an inspiring story and worth the read!
It’s not just about the adventure...
Killary Adventure Summer Camps
We run adventure summer camps from June to August. With 30 years of experience behind us, we know how to run safe, fun and memorable adventure camps that your child will never forget.
With our highly experienced and qualified instructors and activity selection second to none, Killary runs the best summer camps in the country.
We have activities for children who are aged 8 - 18 years ranging from Bungee Jump to Ringo Rides as well as warm, comfortable bedrooms all en-suite, 24 hour supervision, great food and specialised camp councillors. You are going to have a hard time convincing your child to come home!
Week long resediential camps start from €290 and non residential and daily camps are available. Details are available on our website.
Spanish Language Adventure Summer Camps
We are offering a special discount on our June Spanish Language Adventure Camp which runs from June 4th – 15th 2012.
Our all-inclusive camp involves adventure activities through Spanish with native speakers and structured language classes. This is a great fun way of learning a language in a really cool environment for your teenagers this summer while their younger siblings are finishing up the school year.
The June camp is discounted from the usual rate of €930.00 to €650.00!
Film-making at Killary
Not what you might expect to see on the Killary newsletter but yes there are quite a lot of cameras and budding actors around Killary at the moment. We have just finished making a video for our stags and hens website and now we are on to making one for the schools programme with a group of local teenagers signed up to participate.
There is also a really novel video in the pipeline from Connemara Adventure Tours starring the Killary Activity Manager Peter who also appeared in our Turf Guy video and is proving quite the actor! Keep an eye on the websites to check out the results.
But don't worry, adventure is still our main concern!!
May Bank Holiday Adventures
It may seem like a long way off but just think how nice it would be to have a trip booked for your May Bank Holiday Weekend 4th - 7th May 2012, and at an amazing price!
Killary is offering 2 nights B&B, 1 dinner, 1 lunch and a day and a half of adventure activities for only €169.00pps. Come on your own, with friends or even with work colleagues and do something a little bit different.
And we can promise that Killary looks really spectacular in May with the hills turning green and the rhododendrons in bloom along the harbour!
Your next big adventure...
Connemara Adventure Challenge on May 12th is the next event on the Gaelforce calendar. 31km of cycling, kayaking and trail running with an epic party afterwards - this could be your first or best adventure race! To help you prepare you can join our training weekend from 13th - 15th April at Killary where experienced adventure racers will give you all the tips you could need and guide you through parts of the Gaelforce courses. The training package includes 2 nights B&B, 1 dinner, 1 lunch and all training activities for €135.00pps and a great social weekend too. You can also stay with us for the weekend of the race too and bring your family for the special rate of €64.00pps 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner. There really is no excuse...
So lots of exciting things going on around Killary at the moment. Thoughts are moving ahead to busy days, adventure races and long evenings! We hope you will get the chance to get out there and make your own adventures!
Best of luck from the Killary Team.