Everyone! The path, although rough underfoot and not suitable for buggies, is perfect for families and walkers of all ages.
What is involved:
The Killary Coastal Park is a newly built 2km looped coastal walk located on the grounds of Killary Adventure Company in Leenane, Co. Galway. This coastal trail brings walkers down to the shores of the Killary Fjord where they can enjoy stunning views. From the northern shore of Killary Fjord rises Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connacht. To the south, there is a most imposing panorama of Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens. There is a vast array of bird and wildlife to be found on the Fjord including Heron, barnacle goose, mallard duck, mute swan, seals, otters, and dolphins.
There are art installations along the route; a chain saw carving of the prow of a Viking Long Ship done by Limerick artist Will Fogarty and a 3m x 2m Oak frame which will frame some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland, as the weather changes so does the picture! There are information boards on the local flora and fauna painted by artist Rachel Craig, and of the geology and history of the Fjord.
It is open to the public there is car parking available and dogs are welcome.
Those aged 8+ can also enjoy some of our land and water based activities at the Killary Adventure Centre. This walk gives others a stunning place to spend a morning or afternoon.
After your walk stop by the Misunderstood Heron who are based on site and were recently voted one of the top 10 coolest food trucks in the world by the Lonely Planet.
The path is FREE to use.