Cranafest is one of the biggest kayak and canoe festivals in the country. It takes place on a lovely short stretch of river with some very interesting and challenging features. The Crana river is off limits to kayaks the rest of the year, so it’s a rare and wonderful treat. It’s also dam fed which almost guarantees water.


This event takes place from the evening of Friday October the 17th until the evening of Sunday the 19th.


First thing to do is to buy your ticket and sign up for classes.!tickets/cq53

you’re responsible for buying your own ticket and choosing your own work shops for Saturday and Sunday. The workshops are arranged and lead by some of the best paddlers in the country and are informative and good fun.


We have 24 beds in dorm style rooms in Tullyarvan Mill hostel which is located right beside the event, only 600 meters from Primrose falls…. better known as “The Claw”.


Rates are €15 per person, per night. It doesn’t include breakfast, but this hostel has cooking facilities. You will also need to give a 10e key deposit, refunded on checkout.


Sorry but WWKC accommodation booking is now closed. Get in touch with the hostel directly if you want to book a bed.

If you don’t need accommodation, still go to the forum link and let us know you’re coming so we have numbers for all WWKC who are there.