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.
Medium-sized rucksack to carry all your supplies, water, food and other equipment.
It is essential that you bring a good strong pair of walking boots as the terrain is rugged and wet. Trainers are not appropriate.
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.