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Cruit Island, Donegal Trad Weekend
September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
After the success of the Clare island meet, DW is back by popular demand leading another Island adventure. Here’s his lowdown…..
The will be a Meet Briefing at the Wild Camping location (see below) 9.30am Sat 2nd Sept.
Hopefully yet another “Island in the Sun” in 2023 – this meet was run last year at this stage of the season and it was an amazing trip; DO NOT MISS it if you have any chance at all of going. Access is via a bridge so you can take the car (car pool where poss.). Permission has been secured to camp on land belonging to a local, that is very handy (within 100m) for the cliff crags and there is plenty of climbing at all levels (even an Outdoor Gym!). See Cruit Meet Report 2021
Download Cruit Guidebook by Iain Miller here
If you don’t fancy camping, there are other accommodation options as below
Carey’s Viking House Hotel Grid Reference B744-185 or EirCode F94 HR60 http://www.vikinghousehotel.com/ is at Belcruit, or just where the Cruit roadway joins the main coast road. Pauline “would do group rates” (074) 954 3295 is the local information.
Two bed cottage Pal of Iain Miller’s – Brian McGonagle 086 8480763 – has a two bed cottage both en-suite ¼ mile from Carey’s Viking House Hotel, 5 minutes drive to the climbing.
Cruit Thatched Cottages (guestimate Grid Reference B731-213) Donal Ó Murchú contact is Cruit Thatched Cottages 087-236 4963. https://www.donegalthatchcottages.com/, but likely these are rented Saturday to Saturday.
Caisleáin Óir in Annagry. http://www.donegalhotel.ie/ WWCC stayed once at Caisleáin Óir in Annagry Grid Reference B794-194 or Eircode F94 WY03 maybe 5 miles away to the east. I can vouch for its superb food etc.
Wild camping, right at the crags, right on the beach, has been discussed with the landowner. All things being equal, a limited amount of camping will be allowed. LNT type T&Cs apply, at the least. No facilities, no water, just location, location, location.
Organizer David Walsh
Phone : 087 2546054
Tides, the sweetspots
Fri 01 1020 1640
Sat 02 1100 1720
Sun 03 1140 1800
Mon 04 1220 1840