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New Killary Coastal Park Open Day
April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pmFree
New Killary Coastal Park opens to the public this Easter.
The Killary Coastal Park is a newly built 2km looped coastal walk located on the grounds of Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, Co. Galway.
The trail opens to the public on Sunday the 14th of April. A walk will be leaving the car park at 2.30pm but the trail is open at all times to all users.
Join the trail opening event at 2.30pm on Sunday the 14th April 2019
When: Local Open day Sunday 14th April @ 2.30pm
Where: Killary Adventure Co, Leenane, Co. Galway, Ireland, H91 PY61
Cost: Free to use for individuals and small groups
Opening times: All year round
A bit about the trail:
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
The trail is free to use with a car park located just beside the start of the path. Shane Young of Killary Adventure Co. says “It is a stunning new amenity for the Leenane and Connemara region. We are lucky to have land available to use for such a facility and hope that the local community and business will join us on Sunday the 14th. The open day is so people can come out and experience the walk and then be able to tell tourists and others about it”.
The path, although rough underfoot and not suitable for buggies, is perfect for families and walkers of all ages. It is also one of the few walking paths in Connemara on which dogs are welcome.
The Misunderstood Heron food truck, recently voted one of the top 10 coolest food trucks in the world by the Lonely Planet, is located near the start of the walk making this a great destination.
The path could not have been built without the support and funding from the BIM flags grant.
We hope to see you there!
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