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Donegal Weekend Trad Climbing – Cruit Island

September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Hopefully another Island in the Sun in 2022 – this meet was run last year and it was an amazing trip; DO NOT MISS it if you have any chance at all of going. Not least because we have our own island guru and author Dave Walsh hosting the event. Access is via a bridge so you can take the car (car pool where poss.). This year – if weather and logistics hold out – there is the added adventure of a day-trip to Owey Island on a boat being organised with Alan Tees, a local expert. Permission has been secured to camp on land belonging to a local, that is very handy 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

Climbing Guides to Donegal

If you don’t fancy camping, there are other accommodation options as below

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.

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.

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.

Dave Walsh


September 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am
September 11, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


David Walsh


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