10 RACES OF NON-STOP WHITEWATER OVER 2 AWESOME DAYS
We would like to invite you to join us on the 19th and 20th of October for some adrenaline pumping, white water action along the Crana River, Swans Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The weekend is made up of races, coaching sessions and rafting. Crana Fest has water for everyone, from beginners to pro's of all ages. We invite all paddle abilities to take part in the competitions and coaching sessions over the weekend with the best coaches Ireland has to offer.
Crana Fest offers a Grade 4 drop - "The Claw". For Grade 2 / 3 we have a longer grade down to a flat section at the bottom with a nice playwave and quieter waters.
The event attracted 500 participants and 2000 visitors in 2018. Paddlers and their families come from all over Europe for it. Additionally to the paddling races and coaching sessions we are offering rafting for €15 per person which is open to the general public. The white water rafting is exhilarating and suitable for the full family.
If you haven't been to Crana Fest GO! Whatever boat or level you will receive a warm welcome and you will find something to take part in. Hopefully we will see you there!!
PARKING & SHUTTLES
Please park all cars in designated car parks and do not block any roads as all roads are need for ambulances.
Shuttle bus and trailer available to bring participants and equipment to the top of the river.
Please only put your boats in the designated boat parking areas. Do not leave any equipment lying around. Crana Fest is not responsible for any loss or damage to property. Security will be on site from 7pm on friday evening and at 8pm on Saturday evening.
CAMP SITE FEES
All Tents and Motor Homes will be asked to Camp in the Youth Club Car Park and Football Pitch.
It is €10 per person for the weekend camping for tents or €10 per motor home which must be booked and paid for in advance. You must provide proof of booking on arrival where you will be assigned one 6x4m plot for camping per booking.
Showers and toilets will be available in the Youth Club.
ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK
There will be food venders & outdoor equipment shops in the park,
KEEP OUR PARK GREEN & CLEAN
Inish Adventures and the Crana Fest Organisers believe in the Leave No Trace Principals please follow them over the weekend.
“The Crana Fest event has to be one of the premier canoeing events on the Irish Canoeing Calendar. 2012 was my first year attending the Crana Fest and man was it worthwhile!!!”
Benny Cullen ~ Development Officer Canoeing Ireland