Race Programme


18:00 – 22:00 |Bibs & River Passes| Location: Buncrana Youth Club



07:00 – Onwards |Bibs & River Passes| Location: Entries Marquee Festival Village

09:00 |Beginners Slalom| Location: Middle Bridge

13:30 |Div 1 & 2 Slalom| Location: Div 1 & 2 start line

13:30 |Freestyle| Location: Freestyle Hole

15:00 |Raft Race Heats| Location: Raft Start Line

16:30 |Presentation in the park |Location: Beside P.A. Office

18:00 |Inish Adventures Moonlight Advanced Boatercross

21:00 |10th Year Birthday PARTY - DJ & Live Music| Location: O'Flaherty's Bar



08:00 – Onwards Entries Marquee Open

09:00 |Lower Boatercross|

11:00 |Middle Boatercross|

13:30 |Whitewater Race - Top Pool to Marquees|

15:30 |Raft Race Final|

16:30 |Presentation| Location: Beside P.A. Office


Everyone can book one coaching session per day in advance. 

The Coaching sessions are divided into days and groups below.

Choose your session and then a time.


1. 1 star / 2 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day  

2. 2 star / 3 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

3. 3 star / 4 star - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

4. Advance Trip - 4 star plus only  Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

5. Claw - 4 star plus only

6. Freestyle - suitable for any level

7. Flat Water Freestyle Coaching - suitable for any level

8. Open Canoe - suitable for any level

Saturday Coaching Times:

9.30am-11am  /  11am-12.30pm  /  1.30pm-3pm  /  3pm-4.30pm


1. 1 star / 2 star     - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

2. 2 star / 3 star     - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

3. 3 star / 4 star     - Topic coached will be decided among group on the day

4. Advance Trip    - 4 star plus only  Time: 10am - 12:00pm

5. Freestyle         - suitable for any level

6. Flat Water Freestyle - suitable for any level

7. Open Canoe    - suitable for any level

Sunday Coaching Times:

10am - 12pm

Please choose a coaching session you want to join and an available time for each. All coaching sessions are subject to availability.

Ensure times you choose do not conflict with races you have entered. 

Coaching Programme


Contact Us

Adrian Harkin

Adrian Harkin the organiser of Crana Fest is a four star white water kayaker with many years experience coaching and has been kayaking all over Europe.

Kevin Foynes


Barry Loughnane

Barry is a whitewater kayaker with a passion to travel with his boat along side. Weather it's surfing at his local playspot or paddling big water abroad he is happiest on the water. 

Aoife Hanrahan


Aoife represented Ireland at the European Freestyle Championships. She has toured Europes finest whitewater taking on Italy, France and Norway. She has a passion and drive for kayaking.

Meet The Coaches

Robbie O'Shea

Robbie has been paddling since 2007. He has represented Ireland at 2 separate world championships and has kayaked in more than 10 countries across 4 continents.

Robert Kiernans 

Roberts love for kayaking has taken him all over the world including paddling in the USA, Uganda,Canada, all over Europe and the British Isles. He represented Ireland in the 2015 freestyle world championships. He is no stranger to instructing, having worked as an instructor since the age of 16.

Shane Harkin

Paddling for 10 years and represented Ireland in Canoe Slalom. He has paddled in many rivers across Europe with his favourite destination being France. 


Jon O Neill

30+ yrs water sports coach. Compete in surfing (waveski) in Europeans Worlds and local competitions. Running rivers in Canoes and Kayaks in Europe, Scotland and sweet sweet home.

I've been kayaking for 9 years and in that time the sport has taken me to places i would never have seen otherwise and given me some amazing experiences




David Mc Clure

Aisling Brenan

Aisling has been kayaking since 2012 and has represented Ireland at the European Freestyle championships and is training for the 2020 championships. She has kayaked all over Ireland, the French Alps, Northern Portugal and Galicia gaining experience from exceptional paddlers. 

Started kayaking in France and joined the french freestyle team in 2015. He competed in the world championships in Canada securing 11th place. Lucien joined the irish freestyle team this year, and went to the European championships in Germany, ending 27th place

David O'Sullivan


Robyn Livingstone


Robyn has been working in the outdoor industry for almost a decade, and is a firm believer of if you aren't wet your not learning! She has undertaken paddling adventures in Scotland, France and Canada.

After starting kayaking in university Bradley became deeply immersed in the sport. After putting in the hours early under the supervision of some of Ireland's top paddlers, both at home and abroad, he has developed a wide knowledge base through all aspects of kayaking

Paddling over 10yrs and competing in different kayaking disciplines like slalom, sprint and canoe polo before eventually settling on Kayak Freestyle. David finished 13th at the 2016 Freestyle Kayaking European Championships in Germany and currently training for the 2017 freestyle Kayaking World Championships in Brazil.


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