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The story begins in 1979 with an adventurous couple, Mary and Jamie Young, both already experienced sailors and adventurers who visited Killary Fjord in Co Galway and decided to settle there and create a business providing adventure holidays in Ireland. Little Killary Adventure Centre daringly opened its doors in 1981 in a remote but beautiful corner of Connemara. The next generation of adventurers Ciara, Shane and Kim were all born at Killary and are now strongly involved in all aspects of the business.


Killary Corporate and Killary Tours evolved in the 1980s providing team building programmes in the outdoors and adventure tours respectively.


Never ones to sit still the 1990s saw the Youngs expanding their horizons once more with the renovation and establishment of Killary Lodge, an old country house from the 1830s on the shores of the Fjord which they operated as an exclusive guest house until 2006. This combination of the best of hospitality and adventure has always been the Killary trademark.

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