Essential items for schools and youth groups

We recommend you bring with you the following items of clothing and equipment to help make your stay or day trip with us as comfortable as possible. The weather on the west coast proves to be completely unpredictable so be prepared for everything from hail to blazing sun!

Old warm clothing (preferably not denim trousers but tracksuits, fleeces, combats, etc.)
Layers work best so a couple of fleeces or similar
Rain jacket & trousers (very important)
Old runners and/or walking boots that you don’t mind getting wet
Swimwear, for underneath wetsuits for water-based activities, and towel
Very old clothes that you don't mind getting completely ruined if doing the Killary Challenge or Turf Challenge
Warm hat and extra socks
Complete change of clothes and spare shoes for travelling home in or for evening wear
Woolly hat, gloves & warm socks for cold weather
Please please please bring plastic bags with you. By the end of your stay you may have quite a lot of wet clothes you will not want to put into your luggage. We will give them out in reception but at a ridiculous price!


Additional for summer months:

NB: Insect repellent should be brought to keep away the annoying midges during the months of April to October. They will try to drive you insane otherwise!
Shorts and t-shirts


Extra useful information:

Wetsuits, buoyancy aids & helmets are provided for all water sports
Only mobile phones on the 087 network will work in the Leenane area. There is no reception for 086 and 085 networks
Toiletries are not available for sale at Killary Adventure Centre but a limited range can be purchased in Leenane (5km). The nearest chemist shop is in Clifden or Westport (approx.30mins driving time)
There are extra changing and shower facilities here at the activity site and at the accommodation centre
We do not return lost proprerty so make sure when leaving the centre that you bring everything with you. We have recycling bins for the clothing that is left behind at the centre. Clothes and shoes are put in every day, so make sure you bring all your items with you when you leave the activity site and changing rooms
We have a drying room at the centre
All bed linens are provided, but we do recommend bringing your own towels


Valuables and lost property:

Killary recommend that children do not take any valuables e.g. phones, iPod, etc with them to Killary Adventure Co. If children do decide to bring them to Killary we are sorry but Killary will not accept responsibility for them.

The leader/teacher with the children can collect all valuables to ensure their security, and place them in a container which we will provide. For residential groups we then ask that the teacher/leader lock the container in their room. For non-residential groups we will place the container in a safe place for them. Teachers however then assume the role of ensuring each individual student receives their valuables back in order.

For children under 14 it is advisable that they have a list of all personal items they bring with them to the centre, so they can check them off on departure.


Gaisce Requirements


Medium-sized rucksack to carry all your supplies, water, food and other equipment.

Walking shoes

It is essential that you bring a good strong pair of walking boots as the terrain is rugged and wet. Trainers are not appropriate.

Plastic Bags

Essential not only for your wet and muddy clothes but also useful as a dry place to sit when you eat lunch up on the mountain.