FUN AND GAMES: Killarney is to be turned into a giant playground when a new outdoor escape game comes to Killarney.

By Michelle Crean


It’ll be all fun and games on the streets of Killarney next month as a new interactive outdoor escape experience will turn the town into a giant playground.


The Big Escape Live has been created so that hundreds can play the GPS activated game while still following social distancing rules.

The event in Killarney will see groups of up to six people playing against each other with a leaderboard updated in real time giving those taking part a competitive edge.

The gaming experience includes teams who have to solve puzzles, crack codes and complete challenges to take down Big Al’s casino in a classic heist.

“We’re excited to bring the game to Killarney,” Mark French from The Big Escape Live said. “There’s a flexible start time from Killarney Towers Hotel, Plunkett Street giving people the opportunity to play at different times. But as teams navigate the streets together, they’ll be near to each other which will hopefully create a buzz around the city, especially if they’re playing in fancy dress which is optional! Teams can choose when they play the game as tickets are valid for six months but after being locked in for so long, we wanted to try and create a fun and safe outdoor atmosphere for people to enjoy.”

The live event takes place on August 22 with teams encouraged to play between 10am and 2pm.

Tickets cost €48 per team made up of a maximum of six people, with kids playing for free. They can be booked on