Please read this very carefully. 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 of Ireland proves to be very unpredictable so for anyone doing activities be prepared for everything from hail to blazing sun no matter what time of the year!

Old warm clothing

When on activities avoid wearing denim. Tracksuits, fleeces, combats are best. Some of the activities, particularly the Killary Challenge and the Turf Challenge, can be quite mucky so make sure that they are old clothes. Layers work best so a couple of fleeces or similar.

Rain jacket & trousers

We strongly recommend you beg, borrow or steal (not really!) some rain gear for your trip. It does not have to be expensive. Many shops sell plastic macs from as little as 10.00 Euro.  It is essential that you have at least a rain jacket with you.

Woolly hat, gloves and warm socks

For the cold weather and because all of our activities are outdoors.

Footwear

Ideally if you have a pair of runners and walking boots it would be great. However runners will do just as well. If you have two pairs, one to keep dry and one to get wet it would be best.

Evening time wear

A complete change of clothes and spare shoes for travelling home in or for evening wear.

Swimsuit

We provide the wetsuits for your water activities. It is normal to wear a swimsuit under you wetsuit. If you have a nylon thermal top, you could wear it under your wetsuit also but this is not essential.

Towels

You cannot have too many towels with you on an activity holiday.

Toiletries

There are no toiletries sold onsite. Leenane Village, 5km from Killary, has limited toiletries for sale.

Pocket money

If you are on a school trip or summer camp there is a tuck shop onsite.

Plastic bags

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!

Small personal first aid kit

We have of course our own first aid station but we recommend bringing your own relevant supplies. Please remember you are 30 mins drive from the nearest chemist and that Connemara has not quite reached the 24-hour opening hours yet!

Insect Repellent

To keep away the annoying midges during the months of April to September. You will not have an enjoyable visit otherwise.

Extras for summer

Sunscreen, shorts, t-shirts for the summer months in case the sun comes out!

Gaisce Requirements

Backpack

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. Runners 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.

Other useful information

 

Valuables:

Killary recommend that children do not take any valuables with them for their trip to Killary. 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 must collect all valuables 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 day trips we will place the container in a safe place for them. Teachers however than assume the role of ensuring each individual student receives their valuables back in order.

List of personal items

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.

Lost property

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.

Watersports

Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets are provided for all watersports.

Bed linen

All bed linen is provided.

Drying facilities

We have a large drying room at the centre for raingear and boots/runners.

Mobile phones

Only mobile phones on the 087 network will work in the Leenane area. There is no reception for 086 and 085 networks.

Showers and changing facilities

There are extra changing and shower facilities at both the accommodation centre and at the activity site.

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