The 2022 Donegal Climbfest will take place in Maghery, Co. Donegal, on the weekend 29th April – 2nd May 2022.
The campsite will be located at the Maghery Community Centre, behind the sports field. Colmcille Climbing Club members will be around from Friday evening onwards.
Toilet facilities and water are available at the community centre. There is no need to book in advance, however, if you require electricity, you should phone ahead and book, as there are only a limited number of electric hookups available at the campsite. The phone number is 00353 74952 2724. Camping fees are by donation, with all proceeds going to the community centre.
The Climbfest registration fee is €10 per person, this includes a Climbfest 2022 t-shirt. There will also be a separate collection for a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees.
The community centre have offered to provide a meal on Saturday night at a cost of €10 (tbc), if there is enough demand. Otherwise, BYO. The Strand View Bar is just across the road, for liquid sustenance.
There will be top ropes set up at nearby Crohy Head (Download PDF Guide) for anyone who wishes to use them. On Saturday morning there will be a “come and try it” session, for kids and other big wains, on Cruit Island at 10.30am (exact meeting place tbc). There will be experienced club members there to supervise and belay for this session, no equipment is required, ropes, harnesses and helmets will be provided for the kids, so just show up!
Crohy Head is the nearest crag – Download PDF Guide
Cruit Island is approx 25 drive from the campsite – Download PDF Guide
There is also a limited amount of climbing on Arranmore Island, which is reachable by ferry from Burtonport. https://thearranmoreferry.com/
PDF Climbing guides for all crags and islands in the area can be downloaded from UniqueAscent